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Center City Vaccination Center in Philadelphia to Administer J&J Vaccine on May 1st

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PHILADELPHIA, PA ­­– Since March 3, 2021, Philadelphia’s Center City Vaccination Center (CCVC), located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street, has administered over 280,000 first and second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

On May 1, 2021, this federally supported clinic will administer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for one day only from 8 am to 5 pm. This vaccine only requires one shot, not two. It is approved for individuals 18 years of age and older according to the CDC. Philadelphia residents and those who work in Philadelphia are eligible for the vaccine. Several other City of Philadelphia clinics also have appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at www.phila.gov/health.

The J&J vaccines will be provided by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled at http://bit.ly/jj-onedayonly. If residents or people who work in Philadelphia do not have internet access, have issues filling out the online form, or need the form in an additional language, they should call 3-1-1.

The CCVC will continue providing Pfizer vaccines, which are available by appointment or through walk-up opportunities. Pfizer Dose 1 is only available through May 4th. Pfizer Dose 2 becomes available on May 5th and will remain available for three weeks. For more information and what to expect when getting vaccinated at the CCVC, please visit: www.phila.gov/CCVC.

The CCVC is an interagency partnership, a City of Philadelphia vaccination site supported by FEMA with City, federal, DoD and Pennsylvania National Guard staff working hand in hand in support of safe, equitable and timely distribution of up to 6,000 vaccines per day. Coupled with the federally supported Esperanza vaccination site, FEMA has supported the City of Philadelphia with nearly 300,000 vaccines delivered to date. To check current vaccine eligibility in Philadelphia, please visit the Philadelphia Department of Public Health website


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Last updated April 30, 2021