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Get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster

You can find COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots in hundreds of locations throughout Philadelphia.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your loved ones, and your community.

People 6 months and older can get vaccines

Everyone 6 months and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines and boosters now protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.

  • Pfizer: Children ages 6 months – 4 years who are currently completing a Pfizer primary series can receive a Pfizer vaccine as their third primary dose.
  • Moderna: Children ages 6 months – 5 years who have completed a Moderna primary series can receive a Moderna booster two months after they complete their primary series.
    • Children who are 5 years and have completed a Moderna primary series can receive either a Pfizer or Moderna booster (See boosters section, below).

The best place to get your child vaccinated is at their regular pediatrician’s office. Call before you go to make sure they have vaccines.

Children and adults can get vaccinated at health centers. People three years and up can get vaccines at many pharmacies.

People 6 months and up can get boosters

Anyone 6 months and older* can get a booster dose after they’ve completed their COVID-19 vaccine series. Find out when you should get boosted.

* Note: Children 6 months – 4 years of age who have already completed their three-dose primary series with the original (monovalent) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible for a booster dose of an updated (bivalent) vaccine at this time.

To get a booster, you’ll need to show your vaccine card or a photo of your vaccine card. If you’ve lost your card, you can get a replacement vaccine record.

Cost

COVID-19 vaccines are free to everyone living in the United States.

Vaccine providers can bill your health insurance (if you have any), but they can’t charge you money for the vaccination.

Vaccine types and timing

Four COVID-19 vaccines are used in the United States. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax are preferred. In some situations, you may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Vaccine timing varies. It’s based on the type of vaccine and the age of the person getting vaccinated. Booster recommendations also vary by vaccine type and age.

For details, visit the CDC’s guide to staying up-to-date on your vaccines.

Get vaccinated at a City health center

You can get vaccinated or boosted at a City health center if you’re a registered patient. To make an appointment for a registered adult or a child, call (215) 685-2933.

Not a regular health center patient? You can get your vaccine during walk-in hours at an annex. If you’re bringing a young child for a vaccine, call (215) 685-2933 to ask about availability.

Location Address COVID-19 vaccine hours Visit type
Health Center 2 1700 S. Broad St., Unit 201, 19145 M, Tu, W, F, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Patient appointments
Health Center 4 4400 Haverford Ave., 19104 M, Tu, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Patient appointments
Maddie L. Humphrey Health Center (formerly Health Center 9) 131 E. Chelten Ave., 19144 M, Th, F, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Patient appointments
Strawberry Mansion Health Center 2840 West Dauphin St., 19132 M, Tu, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Patient appointments
Health Center 3 Annex 4219 Chester Ave., 19104 M, W, Th, F,
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-in
Berks Street Annex 2001 W. Berks St., 19121 M, W, Th, F,
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-in
Health Center 6 Annex 301 W. Girard Ave., 19123 M, W, Th, F,
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-in
Health Center 10 Annex 2230 Cottman Ave., 19149 M, W, Th, F,
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-in

 

Find other vaccine locations

You can find many other locations at vaccines.gov, where you can search by age and type of vaccine. These include pharmacies, clinics, pediatricians, and other healthcare providers.

These locations are not affiliated with the Department of Public Health.

Request at-home vaccination

You may be able to get your COVID-19 vaccine or booster at home. This program is for:

  • People who are homebound.
  • People who have disabilities or health issues that prevent them from leaving their home for a vaccine.
  • Anyone who is having a hard time accessing the vaccine, including people with transportation and scheduling issues.

To request an in-home appointment, fill out the online form.


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