In an effort to reach vulnerable communities, the Philadelphia Health Department opened Wednesday its fifth mass vaccination clinic. The new site is, located at the Grand Yesha Ballroom on Snyder Avenue. According to a Fox29 report, the new site can administer up to 500 vaccinations a day.
Residents who want to get vaccinated can pre-register at the clinic or visit Philadelphia’s website. Officials said walk-up appointments will be available at community clinics on days when pre-registered appointments are not full.
Dr. Thomas Farley has said that they have found vacant appointments and their efforts aim to avoid COVID-19 vaccine shots to be wasted. “We have found that in some of our community clinics there are vacant appointments, there are open appointments, and we don’t want to make this opportunity go to waste. So for some of our community clinics where there have been vacant appointments we have taken walk-ups.”
Farley said the best way to ensure the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine is by pre-registering on the city’s website.
To reach vulnerable communities
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Grand Yesha Ministries, the City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council member Kenyatta Johnson launched this fifth mass vaccination clinic with the purpose of reaching traditionally underserved communities.
According to data provided by Patch.com, these are the other mass vaccination sites that are already open:
- Community Academy Charter School, 1100 E. Erie Ave.
- Center City Vaccination Center at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 N. 12th St.
- MLK Older Adult Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
- University of the Sciences, Bobby Morgan Arena, 835 S. 43rd St.
Two more sites are set to open next week as well. They are the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein German American Club, 9130 Academy Road, and City Facility, 7800 Ogontz Ave.