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COVID19 Vaccine RESOURCES

TEXT your ZipCode to GETVAX

The Quickest way to find a vaccine site:  www.vaccines.govThis site lets you search by vaccine and zip code to find the nearest vaccine in stock.


VACCINE ACCESS BULLETIN

Philadelphia:  The city is finally opened up to sign up for a vaccine appointment (Phila Health Dept - appointment signup),  including the FEMA vaccine site at the Convention Center, which often also has hundreds of walkup appointments available.  Vybe and Mydoctor Urgent care  have appointments if you logon or call in.  The major pharmcies finally have appointments available when you log online, and the independent pharmacies often have spots if you call.  The Black Doctors coalition is always ready to walk up if you are a resident of the zip codes listed, the wait is usually less than an hour.    Penn and Jefferson have several public vaccine clinics, Temple and Drexel/Tower show publicized vaccines for their own patients or students, so your own doctor should be able to schedule you for a covid vaccine if you  still haven't received one. 

Philadelphia suburbs:   Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware County - sign up with the county vaccine interest list, sign appointments scheduled for the same week.  The local county hospitals also have vaccine clinics, and pharmacies have appointments.  At this point individual doctors offices are often able to vaccinate or schedule too.

NJ - The state sign up list,  mega sites  have walkup or signup capacity, and local hospital system, doctors and pharmacies all have walkup vacciness. 

Delaware - The state sign up list is accessible , and Christiana, Nemours and independent pharmacies have appointments or walkup vaccines.  

Reluctant patients can now access vaccination through their own doctors, pharmacies, or hospitals, if they don't want to utilize a large vaccine clinic.


VACCINATION PROGRAM PHASES

August 14, 2021

COVID19 vaccines should be available for children under 12 by October 2021.

The Pfizer/Biontec  Covid19 vaccine has collected  its data for children under 12, and should be presenting data to the FDA by the beginning of September.  Since the FDA has made the Covid19 pandemic its number one priority, the approval of the Covid19 vaccine for young school age children should occur by October 2021...stay tuned.  

April 20, 2021

  • The Federal Government is distributing vaccines for: All Adults (16 and up) and Pfizer vaccine for children 12 and up.
  • Pennsylvania is vaccinating All Adults (16 and up)
  • Philadelphia is vaccinating All Adults (16 and up), and Pfizer Vaccine for children 12 and up.
  • NJ:  All Adults 16 and up & chilren 12 and up
  • Delaware: All Adults 16 and up, children 12 and up


COVID VACCINE FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA & DELAWARE VALLEY

3 STEPS TO GET A VACCINE
  1. Sign-up as a citizen with your county health dept.

  2. Line-up / Look for nearby walk up mass vaccination site.

  3. Log-on to your patient portal, doctor portal or pharmacy to see if you are eligible.

The Federal government has backed several vaccine finders listed below, but primarily list pharmacy vaccine sites, hospital and community sites are primarily found through your county health department websites (below).


STEP 1: SIGN-UP

Click the desired location below to access to the official government resource and information:


STEP 2: LINE-UP

Mass vaccination sites have primarily shut down, but there are still vaccination events you can find through the state or county websites.  Usually they both schedule appointments and have walk up vaccination available.  

BLACK DOCTORS CONSORTIUM

The Black Doctors Consortium, lead by Philadelphia’s incredible Dr. Ala Stanford. It is primarily based at the Liacouras Center, near Temple on Broad Street. You need to be a Philadelphia resident from a the high need Zip Codes:

(19119), (19120), (19121), (19123), (19124), (19126), (19131), (19132), (19133), (19134), (19135), (19137), (19138), (19139), (19140), (19141), (19142), (19143), (19144), (19146), (19149). (19150), Farms, (19151), (19153).

*This zip code list is subject to change. BDCC

Generally the hours are from 10am-4pm, and you can line up without an appointment, if you are a city resident from the high risk zips codes.. Click here for more info.


 STEP 3: LOG-ON

If you are a patient at one of the large health systems, you should be able to log on and sign up for a vaccine when your group becomes eligible.

Your patient portal is often named:  myblankhealthsytem.com (mypennmedine, mytemplehealth, mytowerhealth…)

HEALTH SYSTEM LOG-ON

PHARMACY LOG-ON

Pharmacies all have easy access to vaccination, usually same day.  often you need to signup online, but usually they will help you sign up for the same day when you walk in.   Walgreens, RiteAide, CVS, Walmart, and most private pharmacies all give covid vaccines.

, the federal government is supporting this pharmacy finder: vaccinefinder.org.

This public vaccine locator, run by the CDC, is also great:  www.vaccines.gov

Rite-Aide vaccine slot finder: vaxxmax.com 


URGENT CARE LOG-ON

Urgent care is a good source of vaccinations

Philadelphia area:  Vybe Urgent Care

MyDoc Urgent Care

EMPLOYER LOG-ON

Finally, if you are part of a large company, manufacturer, government agency or union, check in with your employer - they might be registering your whole team if you  are an essential or front line worker.


Other Important resources:

The Priority list for individuals to obtain a vaccination is guided by the federal CDC guidelines. Click here to read more about CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Recommendations.

The official recommendation for Covid19 vaccine phases (Dec, 22, 2020) is: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Updated Interim Recommendation for Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a good tool to navigate you through vaccine available sites, which duplicates the resources you will find below Philadelphia Inquirer vaccine lookup tool (PA/NJ).


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