COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines and reserve your place in line. Sign up today!

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How you can help

Learn how you can support your community during COVID-19.

Apply for a Request for Proposal (RFP)

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (“PDPH”) seeks to expand its usual network of vaccine providers by engaging agencies and organizations to build programs able to administer COVID-19 vaccine to Philadelphia residents. PDPH has contracted with PMHCC to solicit proposals from qualified agencies and organizations to implement the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Program (“the Program”). PDPH will be reviewing the proposals and is solely responsible for selecting qualified organizations to implement the Program.

Read the RFP.

COVID-19 Community Testing Program
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to expand the availability of COVID-9 testing, particularly among people who are at high risk for acquiring or transmitting the infection.

Find out more about applying to start a COVID-19 Community Testing Program.

Work with us

The Department of Public Health is hiring for a variety of new positions to support the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To review current job opportunities, visit:

The CDC Foundation is hiring for positions to provide clinical expertise and support to the Health Department’s ongoing COVID-19 response activities:

The PHL COVID-19 Fund will offer grants to Greater Philadelphia nonprofits that serve at-risk populations, including:

  • Seniors.
  • People with disabilities.
  • The economically disadvantaged.
  • Those who are experiencing homelessness.

These grants will help nonprofits continue to provide community safety nets such as food pantries and health services. They will also enable nonprofits to offer preparedness and protection services, such as hygiene supplies and access to accurate information.

Donate to the PHL COVID-19 Fund

Health care providers are experiencing serious shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Without this equipment, providers are in danger of becoming sick or transmitting the COVID-19 coronavirus to others.

The City is currently seeking donations of protective equipment and supplies, including:

  • N95 respirators and face masks.
  • Disposable or washable surgical masks, dust masks, or other protective masks that cover the mouth and nose.
  • Disposable and washable gowns.
  • Eye protection.
  • Gloves.
  • Swabs.

All items should be in the manufacturer’s original packaging and unopened. We cannot accept open products or homemade items.

Donate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Hunger among those who are unsheltered is rising. Meal sites throughout Philadelphia are facing increased demand.

If you would like to donate food to help feed hungry Philadelphians, you can schedule a pickup through the Food Connect website or input the donation into the Food Connect App for iPhones.

Become a Community Response Captain

COVID-19 Community Response Captains are trusted messengers equipped with the resources to provide support to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for a training in English, Spanish, French, or Chinese.


Join the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of more than 2,500 volunteers who serve the City during public health emergencies and large-scale events. This unit is part of the national MRC program, which is run through the Office of the Surgeon General.

Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed. You must be at least 18 years old to join.

Apply to join the MRC

Browse local volunteer opportunities

The Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service can connect you with volunteer positions in Philadelphia. Learn how to use the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps portal and find service opportunities near you.