Philly’s coronavirus response

Tracking COVID-19 vaccine in Philly and PA: These charts show the pace of inoculation

Everyone in the city who wants vaccination could potentially get it by the end of July, Health Commissioner Tom Farley said.

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Mid-summer is the new target for getting COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who wants it in Philadelphia.

All this depends on the U.S. securing 600 million doses by the end of June, as President Joe Biden recently announced.

If that happens, and if Philly continues to get its population-dependent share, the city could be fully vaccinated by the end of July, Health Commissioner Tom Farley said.

Currently, only people in Phase 1B are eligible to get inoculated, which in the city includes certain essential workers, people over the age of 75, and people with certain high-risk health conditions like cancer, diabetes and liver  (Philly is one of just five U.S. cities that gets vaccine directly from the feds, so the city’s priority schedule is slightly different from those introduced by Pennsylvania.)

Farley gave the new estimated timeline during a briefing on Feb. 16, suggesting that the city could:

  • Finish Phase 1B by the end of April
  • Finish Phase 1C by the end of May
  • Finish Phase 2 (everyone else) by the end of July

Billy Penn has been tracking vaccinations in Philly (see charts below).

The pace has been picking up as the Health Department distributes vaccine to more providers — doses are being sent to more than 100 around the city.

The city is getting about 25k first doses per week,

It’s worth noting that some of the city’s doses are going to suburban residents who work in the city, including at hospitals and schools.

Track the progress yourself with these charts show the pace of vaccine rollout on a city and state level. They’ll update almost daily, so bookmark this page and check back often.

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(Tip: When viewing on mobile, turn your phone sideways to see the whole chart.)