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COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Mental & physical health

Vaccinate your child

Overview

On-time vaccination helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are safe and effective. 

Following the recommended vaccine schedule provides your child with the best protection from potentially serious diseases. 

Children 6 months – 5 years old who attend any group childcare/daycare facility in Philadelphia must receive a dose of flu vaccinebetween September 1 and December 31 every year. You may be asked by your childcare facility to provide documentation of your child receiving their flu shot.  

Find out more about school vaccination requirements for Philadelphia students in grades K-12.

Where

Insured

If your child has health insurance, the best way to get vaccinated is to make an appointment with their doctor. However, there are some vaccines that pharmacists can administer to children. Call ahead to check that your child can be vaccinated at the pharmacy, to make sure they have the vaccines you need, and that the vaccine be covered by your insurance. 

Looking for a doctor for your child?  

  • Call the number on the back of their insurance card or visit the company’s website. 
  • Reach out to a health center in Philadelphia. Call ahead to make an appointment or learn about available walk-in hours. They’ll also be able to let you know what identification or proof of residency you’ll need (if any) for your child to be vaccinated. 

Uninsured

  • If your child doesn’t have health insurance, you can get vaccines at a health center in PhiladelphiaCall ahead to make an appointment or learn about available walk-in hours. They’ll also be able to let you know what identification or proof of residency you’ll need (if any) for your child to be vaccinated. These sites can also help you apply for affordable health insurance for your child. 

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