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Philly is one of five U.S. cities to receive COVID-19 vaccine directly from the federal government. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health then distributes the doses to qualified organizations and companies around the city.
All adults in Philly will be eligible to receive the vaccine as of April 19 — but being eligible doesn’t meant you’ll be immediately able to get an appointment.
Most vaccination sites are invitation-only, though some accept walk-ups on specific days or times. Each has a different schedule, and several have their own signup and scheduling forms, in addition to the city’s main registry at phila.gov/vaccineinterest. A volunteer run site called Vaccinate PA lets you search for potential appointments by ZIP code.
The city is receiving a regular supply of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with about 40,000 first doses arriving weekly as of April 2021. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is coming in varying shipments, with no indication when the next batch will be sent.
But there are already more doses than providers can give out, according to Health Commissioner Tom Farley, who said distribution is the major hurdle.
The FEMA sites operated by the federal government are helping get shots in arms, and the health department has set up several once-a-week vaccination clinics in neighborhoods around the city. It’s also inviting potential providers (think pharmacies, community health centers, urgent cares) to fill out an application and register with the CDC.
More than 200 locations in Philly are approved to receive doses from the city. They include:
- Chain pharmacies
- Independent pharmacies
- Federally Qualified Health Clinics
- Specialty care facilities
- Congregate settings
- Community groups
- Urgent care centers
There’s no central listing of Philly vaccine providers, so the information was copied from the health department’s own map as well as its biweekly report to City Council on vaccines ordered and administered.
Below is a searchable table that lists the locations mapped above. Cick the arrow at top right to advance to the next page of listings, or enter a term or ZIP code in the search box.