West Philadelphia Clinic Aims to Vaccinate 1,500 Residents Against COVID-19

Vx Clinic

PHILADELPHIA — Penn Medicine and Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Mercy Philadelphia Campus will come together again Saturday with a coalition of religious and community leaders from West Philadelphia to hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for 1,500 members of the local community. It’s the third clinic in the past month, which together have provided vaccination to more than 2,800 Philadelphians at community sites including a church, a recreation center, and a school.

Doses will be provided through Penn Medicine hospitals’ supply, and the site will be staffed by volunteers from Mercy Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, and various local churches. Appointments have been made available to residents of specific Philadelphia zip codes — 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151, 19153 — in the phase 1A and 1B priority groups outlined by the City of Philadelphia’s vaccination guidelines.

The clinic — part of an ongoing effort to get vaccines to members of underserved communities hit hardest by COVID-19 — is the third vaccination event planned in partnership with members of the local faith community. The first two events vaccinated over 550 and 750 community members, respectively.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine safety and distribution, and the importance of ensuring high-risk communities have access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Mercy Penn Med Vax Clinic

Where:

The School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104

When:

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Media invited to attend from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Who:

  • Phil Okala, chief operating officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • P.J. Brennan, MD, chief medical officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Chris Cullom, president, Mercy Catholic Medical Center
  • Sharon Carney, MD, chief clinical officer, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • Volunteers from local churches, Penn Medicine, and Mercy Philadelphia

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