The following was released by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) on January 5:
COVID vaccination is underway for healthcare workers as well as staff and residents at long-term care facilities in Philadelphia. Given that vaccine availability will be limited initially, Philadelphia is planning for a phased approach. As supply increases, PDPH will continue to expand access to priority groups, including essential workers and persons who might experience complications from COVID-19 infection.
Please share this with your staff and the populations you serve as we continue to prepare for the later phases of vaccine distribution.
Additional FAQs and updates about the vaccine can also be found at www.phila.gov/covid-19.