Health departments across the country are seeing a new wave of COVID-19 cases. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is seeing this same rise reflected in a distinct upward trend in our city. Despite Philadelphia being on the verge of expanding their priority populations for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, there are many highly vulnerable Philadelphians who still need their COVID-19 vaccine.

To reduce mortality within this new wave of cases, PDPH wants all COVID-19 Vaccine Providers to prioritize vaccinating Philadelphia residents 65 years of age and older.

As you know, vaccination is our best tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the CDC released the results from a real world study that show the clear benefits of vaccinations across 4,000 individuals in 6 states.

By vaccinating the city’s most vulnerable residents, you are saving lives in Philadelphia.  

Thank you for continued work to keep our city safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please email vaccines@phila.gov.