Local Asian and Asian American community members, along with allies, gathered at FDR Park in South Philadelphia for a vigil honoring the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings and to rally against anti-Asian hate on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The event was organized by the Vendors Association of FDR Park, which includes members of many of Philadelphia's Southeast Asian communities.
A whiteboard for handwritten notes thanking the health-care workers at Penn Medicine is available at their COVID-19 vaccination site, which is by appointment only, at the Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA) in Philadelphia. The board is an opportunity for residents like Kathy Balsley, of West Philadelphia, to express gratitude for receiving her vaccine in a first step to normalcy. Balsley and others said the first thing they will do after receiving their second dose is visit their parents, whom they have not seen in almost a year now.
In snow and below-freezing temperatures, thousands of eligible Philadelphians waited for hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium’s 24-hour, walk-up clinic at the Liacouras Center. The clinic ran nonstop from noon Friday, Feb. 19, to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.
A long line of veterans waited at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia to receive their COVID-19 vaccines during a clinic on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2020. The clinic was open to walk-in veterans 75 or older and those between 65 and 75 with elevated risk, as well as those younger than 65 with doctor referrals.