Public Health

Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Philadelphia?

Mira Research Team24 Mar 2021

Quick Digest: 

  • Philadelphia is in phase 1b of distributing the Covid-19 vaccine. Pennsylvania has distributed 972,742 COVID-19 vaccines. They are projected to reach herd immunity by June 2021.
  • If you are interested in receiving the vaccine but are not eligible as of yet, you can fill out the Covid-19 vaccine interest form to stay informed about when you get the vaccine.
  • There are multiple ways to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Philadelphia, including primary care centers, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical centers.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Philadelphia

The Covid-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer/ BioNTech and Moderna are available for administration in the United States. Below is some important information to know about the COVID-19 vaccines: 

  • Both of the vaccines are 94% effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • Both vaccines were made with mRNA; this is not a live virus vaccine.
  • In order for the vaccine to create a robust immune response, it requires two doses. The Pfizer doses must be administered 21 days apart from one another and Moderna doses must be administered 28 days apart.
  • It's essential that the second dose you get is the same brand as the first dose.
  • Vaccines will take complete effect about 10 days after the second dose; however, it is still extremely important to continue social distancing and mask-wearing even after being vaccinated.

Here's where you can receive a Covid-19 vaccine in Philadelphia

The Covid-19 vaccine is available in Philadelphia, PA for those who qualify in phases 1a and 1b. 

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine but are not eligible as of yet, you can fill out the Covid-19 vaccine interest form to stay informed about when you get the vaccine.

There’s currently no statewide sign-up system in Pennsylvania. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has created a vaccine eligibility quiz that will help you determine if you can get the vaccine. 

Once you’re eligible, you can schedule an appointment with a provider below.

Pharmacies

Centennial Pharmacy Services

1020 N Delaware Ave, STE 200

267-324-5347

Boyd’s Pharmacy of Mansfield
23202 Columbus Road, Suite E, Columbus, NJ 08022

609-298-7474

Chemistry Rx

 950 Henderson Blvd

855-790-0100

Yorktown Pharmacy

8110 Old York Rd Suite B

267-282-0070

Morrell Park Pharmacy

3808 Morrell Avenue

267-329-4900

Rite Aid Store #02442

950 East Baltimore Pike

610-622-3795

Rite Aid Store #00679

123 South 69th Street

610-352-5300

Rite Aid Store #02797

1401 West Cheltenham Avenue

215-782-8950

Rite Aid Store #11160

200 W. Ridge Avenue Ste 112

610-828-1274

Giant Pharmacy 7427

315 York Road

215-784-1964

Giant Pharmacy 6522

1874 Bethlehem Pike

215-836-4300

Primary Care

Fairmount Primary Care Center

1412 Fairmount Ave

267-758-5300

Hospitals or Medical Centers

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

3401 Civic Center Blvd

215-590-1000

Fairmount Primary Care at Girard Medical Center

801 W Girard Ave

267-758-5300

Maria de Los Santos Health Center

401 W. Allegheny Ave

267-758-5300

Grand View Hospital

700 Lawn Ave

215-453-4000

Community Health and Dental Care

351 W Schuylkill Rd

610-326-9460

Holy Redeemer Hospital

1648 Huntingdon Pike

215-947-3000

Mercy Catholic Medical Center

1500 Landsdowne Avenue

610-237-5785

Abington Jefferson Health

1200 Old York Road

215-481-2000

You can find all Covid-19 distribution centers in Pennsylvania here

The Covid-19 vaccine is available in Philadelphia for all who qualify in Phase 1a & 1b

Philadephia is currently in phase 1b of vaccinations. The following people are currently eligible to get vaccinated: 

  • Hospital staff
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • COVID testing site
  • COVID vaccination & lab staff
  • Long-term care facility staff
  • Emergency medical services
  • Home health care
  • Prison health services
  • Outpatient clinics, FQHCs
  • Unaffiliated healthcare providers
  • First responders
  • Persons working in congregate residential settings
  • Service providers working with high-risk populations
  • Persons residing in congregate settings
  • Public transit Persons age 75+
  • Food distribution, prep, or service
  • Persons with high-risk medical conditions
  • Childcare, Education providers
  • High volume essential retail
  • Manufacturing critical goods

You can check your eligibility here.

How Much Will The Covid-19 Vaccine Cost In Philadelphia? 

Several hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines were brought to the U.S. via Operation Warp Speed. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be of no cost to everyone who receives it.

Administrators, however, may charge for the administration of the vaccine if you are receiving the vaccine at a private healthcare provider’s office or pharmacy. Our calculations estimate that COVID-19 vaccine administration will cost between $16 and $29 per dose.

When the government no longer purchases vaccines, it's likely individuals will have to pay out-of-pocket for the vaccine, or with insurance coverage. The cost is estimated between $25 and $58 for a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Sources: 

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/a/covid-19-vaccine-registration-philadelphia-new-jersey-20210120.html#map

https://www.phila.gov/2021-01-12-city-announces-schedule-of-priority-populations-for-covid-19-vaccine/

https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/#Step1ChecktoSeeifYoureEligible

https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/vaccines/frequently-asked-questions/#vaccine-eligibility

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