Getting the COVID Vaccine
Getting the COVID Vaccine
Updated April 13, 2021
More than two million Pennsylvanians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and our vaccine supply increases each week — getting more and more shots into arms.
All Pennsylvanians are eligible to be vaccinated. Use this guide to find out how to get a vaccine.
If you have questions about the vaccination process in Pennsylvania, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
If somebody has taken drugs and becomes unresponsive, call 911 immediately. These resources are intended for preventive measures only.
Vaccines are safe and are the best way to protect yourself and those around you from serious illnesses.
The COVID-19 vaccine can keep you from getting COVID-19, and is supposed to lessen symptoms if you do contract the virus.
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness.
All Pennsylvania adults are now eligible to be vaccinated.
Step 1: Find a Vaccine Provider
Use the map below to find a place to schedule your vaccine. Please use the listed information to contact a provider.
PHILLY RESIDENTS: The city has its own vaccination plan. Go here for vaccine information and to find a vaccine near you.
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.
Use the Your Turn tool to 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.
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 location to see details on vaccination locations.
Step 2: Contact A Provider To Schedule An Appointment
Contact the vaccine 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 if needed.
Learn more about how to prepare for your vaccine.
Step 3: Be Sure to Get Both Doses
The Moderna and Pfizer 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.
If your received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you are fully protected after one dose.
Keep Others Safe
It will take some time to get the COVID vaccine rolled out and get everyone vaccinated.
The COVID vaccine — while showing extremely promising results — is like every other vaccine in that no vaccine is ever 100% effective. We must continue our best-known risk reduction measures to keep people safe:
- Wear cloth face coverings (masks) when in public and when around people who don’t live with you
- Keep your physical distance from people in public
- Avoid crowds
- Practice good health habits — such as washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and wiping down high-touch surfaces
- Download the COVID Alert PA mobile app