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Update • Philadelphia Vaccine Mandate

Please see below the latest COVID updates from the Philadelphia Health Department including vaccine information and the restrictions beginning in January.

The Latest Numbers


  • 1,327,082 people received at least one dose of vaccine and 1,041,590 people are ‘fully vaccinated’ in Philadelphia, as of December 20, 2021.
    • 96% of adults in Philadelphia have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • 89.1% of Philadelphia residents ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
    • 21.2% of Philadelphia residents ages 5-11 have received at least one dose of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine.
    • 199,005 people have received boosters since August 13, 2021.

Find the newest information on the PDPH COVID-19 webpage at or on the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Latest COVID Vaccine News

  • Get a FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit!
    • Find one on a first come, first serve basis at a local PDPH vaccination clinic during the week of December 20th, while supplies last! For information about locations, please visit
  • The City will now require proof of vaccination from patrons at all indoor eating and drinking establishments!
    • Starting January 3, 2022, all bars, restaurants, and places where public eating or drinking occurs while indoors will require proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination series to enter.
    • The City mandate also requires both staff of these establishments and their children (ages 5 and up) to have at least one dose by January 3.
    • For the first two weeks of January, proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be allowed for entry. Read the press release here:
  • Disability Health Forum’s video with ASL interpretation: Get updated on current, essential information about COVID-19 and the vaccines in Philadelphia for the disability community:
  • For future disability health announcements, contact

Have an upcoming public health event happening in your community? Send us an email with a png file of your event flyer at least two weeks in advance. We will advertise the event on our social media platforms!

Latest COVID Vaccine Information

  • New recommendations for J&J COVID-19 vaccination:
    • There have been rare cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) in women ages 30-49 who received their J&J dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Only 54 cases were found in the 17 million doses administered.
    • Have you taken the J&J vaccine? It is now recommended you get an mRNA booster dose to give you added protection against the Omicron variant.
    • Talk to your healthcare provider for more information on what is best for you.
  • COVID-19 boosters have been expanded for ages 16 and older.
    • The CDC has expanded their guidelines to recommend booster doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine and to adolescents aged 16 and 17. For more information on COVID-19 Booster guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please visit
  • COVID-19 vaccine is available for children in the City of Philadelphia.
    • Children ages 5-11 can receive pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine. For more information, please visit
  • Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?
    • Call 3-1-1 or go to or to find a vaccine clinic near you.
      • For interpretation, call 3-1-1, press #5, and say your language.
    • Walk in and pre-scheduled appointments are available.
    • Vaccine is free, no insurance or ID required!
  • Lost your vaccination card?
    • Philadelphia residents who lost their COVID-19 vaccination card or cannot get a copy of their record from their provider, can call 215-685-5488 or email for instructions on how to request a copy of their immunization record.
  • Want to get tested for COVID-19?– Testing is FREE at most sites in Philadelphia.

For a site nearest you, please see the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 testing location finder, available in 6 languages:

Where to Get More Information about the COVID-19 Vaccines:

How to Stay Connected:

Be safe,
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

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