COVID UPDATE: We’re rolling out the vaccine, but supplies are extremely limited. Even if you qualify, you may have to wait for an appointment. Learn more.

Getting the COVID Vaccine

Getting the COVID Vaccine

Updated February 9, 2021

Pennsylvania has started to vaccinate against COVID-19 and is working to expand eligibility to more groups of people.

Supplies are extremely limited, so we must prioritize who gets vaccinated first — starting with those most at risk of catching COVID and experiencing complications.

Use this guide to see if you are currently eligible for a COVID vaccine and to find out how to get one. If you have questions about the vaccination process in Pennsylvania, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Vaccine Phases

Currently, we are in Phase 1A of Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout. Learn more about what each phase means.

Step 1: Check to See if You're Eligible

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With initial supplies extremely limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in phases. Qualifying for a vaccine does not guarantee available doses or appointments. If you qualify, use the map in Step 2 to set up an appointment with a provider or get on their contact list.

NON-PHILLY RESIDENTS: Use the Your Turn tool to see if you’re eligible for a vaccine and sign up for updates and information about the vaccine from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Note: This tool works best in Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Google Chrome.

PHILLY RESIDENTS: The city has its own vaccination plan. Go here for vaccine information and to find a vaccine near you.

If you’re eligible now, find a provider near you and set up a vaccine appointment in Step 2. If you’re not yet eligible, keep checking back. We will update this guide when more phases are eligible.

Step 2: Find a Vaccine Provider

Once you are part of a group that is eligible for vaccination, use the map below to find a place to schedule your vaccine. Please use the listed information to contact a provider.

Vaccine providers can include hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. Providers have to be registered to receive the vaccine — so make sure your chosen provider is listed on our map before continuing to Step 3.

Note:  Philadelphia County is a separate vaccine jurisdiction and has its own information about vaccine distribution

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is working to ensure all enrolled vaccine providers have information publicly available for those currently eligible to be vaccinated. This map will be updated as more locations receive vaccine. Click on a dot to see details on vaccination locations.

 

Step 3: Contact A Provider To Schedule An Appointment

Contact the vaccination provider of your choice directly from the map above to schedule an appointment for your vaccine.

When you get the vaccine, you and the person administering the vaccine will both need to wear masks that cover your nose and mouth.

You will receive a vaccination card that tells you which COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it. The card also will remind you to return for a second dose.

Learn more about how to prepare for your vaccine.

 

What Your Vaccine Card Will Look Like

Preview of COVID Vaccine Card, front and back

Step 4: Be Sure to Get Both Doses

Remember: COVID vaccines are administered in two doses. You will have to return to your vaccination provider to get the second dose of the vaccine before you are done being vaccinated.

 

Questions?

Use the buttons below to get even more information on COVID vaccines in Pennsylvania.

You also can call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

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