On January 19, 2021, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Farley announced that Philadelphia will get approximately 20,000 doses of vaccine each week through the end of February.
What does that mean for you?
It means getting an appointment for your vaccine might be hard to do. Thats why its SO CRITICAL that you make a plan to get your vaccine and that you don't give up.
What are your options?
(1) CALL. Call your doctor or pharmacy and ask them if they are offering it and if you can sign up. You can also contact your local health centers. Some of these locations may be offering the appointments for the vaccine.
(2) PREREGISTER. Sign up for a vaccine appointment with a community provider, like the Philadelphia Black Doctors Consortium. Additional vaccine providers will be identified and shared in the coming weeks.
(3) TALK TO YOUR EMPLOYER. Some large employers may be trying to coordinate clinics. If your employer wants to coordinate a clinic, encourage them to contact me for more information.
(4) PAY ATTENTION. New information and modified details are begin disseminated constantly.
(5) BE PATIENT AND DONT GIVE UP. It might take some time, but YOU WILL GET YOUR VACCINE.
Finally, if you're still on the fence or have questions about whether or not to get the vaccine, please do more research and learn more. Vaccinations save lives by protecting our friends, neighbors and families. We all need to do our part by getting the COVID-19 vaccine
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