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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Temple Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots to anyone who is eligible according to CDC criteria. Learn more about how to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the information below.

How to Receive a COVID Vaccine from Temple Health

For Ages 12 and Up

Temple Health can offer the vaccine to anyone over age 12 at two convenient sites or booster shot to eligible people 16 or older.

  • Temple University Hospital – Main Campus (Student Faculty Center) at 3340 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
    • Appointments and walk-ins accepted Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Temple – Roosevelt Boulevard Vaccine Clinic (Boulevard Plaza next to Chickies & Pete’s adjacent to Temple ReadyCare) at 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19116
    • Through January 6, 2022 — Appointments and walk-ins accepted Monday-Wednesday and Friday, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Beginning January 7, 2022 — Appointments and walk-ins accepted Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Or, you can call 215-707-6999 to schedule an appointment at either location.

For Ages 5 to 11

Temple Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to children 5 years and older at the following location:

  • Temple University Hospital – Main Campus (Student Faculty Center) at 3340 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Please call 217-707-6999 to schedule an appointment.
    • Appointments are available Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Who Should Receive a Third Dose of the COVID Vaccine?

All adults, 16 or older are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster.

  • If you received Pfizer you can get a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccine series.
  • If you received Moderna you can get a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccine series.
  • If you received Johnson and Johnson, you can receive the booster at least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccine series.

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.

What Are Other Options to Get a 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.

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:

 

Page last updated on November 16, 2021.