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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine has given us all hope that there are brighter days ahead. In the meantime, we’re receiving many questions about the vaccine from you, our patients and community. Questions like: Who should get the vaccine? How soon can I get it? Will I have a reaction to it? We understand the uncertainty you may feel and will bring you the most updated information as we get it.

Is Temple Health Offering Vaccinations?

Yes. The City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania are in Phase 2 of vaccine rollout, meaning that all people age 12+ are eligible for the vaccine.

Anyone Who Lives or Works in Philadelphia

Temple Health is offering COVID vaccinations to anyone who lives or works in Philadelphia, age 12 and over, at 2 convenient sites:

  • Temple University Hospital – Main Campus (Student Faculty Center) at 3340 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus (outside main hospital building across from Emergency Room) at 7600 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111

We are accepting walk-ins from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday, at both of these locations. You can also call 215-707-6999 or complete this registration form to schedule a vaccine appointment at either location.

Free Transportation Resources for Your Vaccine Appointment

The City of Philadelphia has provided Temple with free SEPTA transit passes to help you get to and from your vaccine appointment at the Temple University Hospital – Main Campus vaccine clinic.

Simply ask for your transit passes once you arrive at our clinic. We can provide up to 4 transit passes per person for trips to and from the TUH – Main Campus vaccine site for your first and second dose.

Pennsylvania Residents Outside of Philadelphia County

Temple Health is also offering COVID vaccines to non-Philadelphia residents who are age 18 and over at:

  • Temple Health Ft. Washington at 515 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite A, Ft. Washington, PA 19034

We are accepting walk-ins from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday. You can also call 215-707-6999 or complete this registration form to schedule a vaccine appointment.

Temple Health Patients

Patients of Temple Health may also receive an invitation to schedule a vaccine appointment through our myTempleHealth patient portal.

What Are Other Options to Get a Vaccine?

All people age 12+ are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There are multiple ways to register for a vaccine appointment:

  1. Temple Health and Temple University are partnering with organizations in North Philadelphia to schedule vaccine clinics at local churches and community sites. These organizations will reach out to their members with specific information on how to schedule vaccine appointments at each location as they have availability.
  2. The City of Philadelphia is running mass vaccine clinics for Philadelphia residents in many locations around the city. Learn more about making an appointment.
  3. The federal government is distributing more vaccines to local pharmacies and vaccination sites. Visit vaccinefinder.org/search to see if there is an open clinic near you and register for an appointment.
  4. The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is also running vaccination clinics around Philadelphia.
  5. Residents of the area surrounding Philadelphia can also visit their local county’s website to register for a vaccine:

How Temple Health Patients Will Be Notified

Temple Health patients who are eligible for the vaccine will be notified via email through myTempleHealth, our patient portal or via a phone call.

If you do not already have a myTempleHealth account, we strongly encourage you to activate your account today.

You can activate your account by following these step-by-step instructions.

Sign Up for COVID-19 Information

Temple Health also has a new e-newsletter with important updates from our experts about COVID-19, the vaccine, the latest treatments, active clinical trials, how to stay healthy and more. Sign up today and you will receive the newsletter on a regular basis through email.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. And please remember to continue practicing these 4 key health precautions:

  1. Wear a mask around others
  2. Wash your hands frequently
  3. Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others
  4. Monitor your own health closely

Together we will get through this. 

Helpful Resources

Here is some additional information about COVID-19 and the vaccine: