What you need to know about the Esperanza mass vaccination clinic in North Philly
The new federal-run vaccination clinic at Esperanza in North Philadelphia will open Friday, April 9. It will be located at at 4261 N. 5th St.
The new federal-run vaccination clinic at Esperanza in North Philadelphia will open Friday, April 9. It will be located at 4261 N. 5th St.
The clinic will have a soft opening Friday, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said, giving about 1,000 shots. It will then increase to about 2,500 shots per day, six days per week, and will stay open for eight weeks.
The site will give the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for at least the first two weeks, Farley said.
The clinic will be open to all eligible Philadelphia residents. Beginning April 12, the city will expand eligibility for those in the 1C vaccine categories. Beginning April 19, all Philadelphia residents 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine.
The site will serve residents through both scheduled appointments and walk-in availability, Farley said, and will also be open outside of traditional business hours to accommodate people who work during the day.
Residents interested in receiving the vaccine to fill out the city’s COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. The information will be used for the city to contact you after you become eligible. If you can’t complete the form, call 311 or 215-685-5488, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.