Attention all COVID-19 vaccine providers! Philadelphia residents who fall under the phase 1c COVID-19 vaccine priority group are now eligible to be vaccinated. With this announcement the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) acknowledges that a significant percentage of city residents in groups 1a and 1b have been vaccinated, and it is time to expand vaccine eligibility.
Who qualifies for Phase 1c?
Starting this week, the following city residents are eligible to receive vaccine:
- Sanitation workers
- Maintenance and janitorial staff
- Utility workers
- Postal and package delivery workers
And starting on April 12th, we will expand eligibility to the remainder of phase 1c city residents. This includes:
- Higher education staff
- Finance: public facing, non-remote positions in the finance industry
- Transportation workers such as airport and train workers and taxi or rideshare drivers
- Construction workers
- IT & telecommunications workers
- Members of the press
- Legal industry
- Public health workers
Phase 2 is on the Horizon
On April 19th, PDPH, in accordance with Federal guidance, will be opening vaccine to all city residents, regardless of priority group. While we still have time to prioritize those who are at greater risk of COVID-19 infection, let us double down on our efforts and work to get residents in phase 1c vaccinated!
Thank you for your hard work and efforts to vaccinate Philadelphia. In these past four months you have given over half a million people a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Together we can keep Philly safe from COVID-19!