Getting Vaccinated

Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is now closed to first dose appointments. Second dose appointments will be held mid-May in the Gimbel Gymnasium at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, 3701 Walnut Street.

See below to access videos of Penn community members talking about why they decided to get vaccinated.

Person wearing a face mask

Vaccine Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new guidance surrounding mask wearing for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Staying up to date about the COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols is part of the vaccine education process.

Visit the Vaccinations webpage for several resources about how vaccines work, what you can do after full vaccination, and more.   

Vaccine Resources

Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Slideshow

Exterior of Pottruck Health and Fitness Center
Woman Checking in at Vaccine Clinic
Vaccine Clinic Set up
People Checking in at Clinic
White Male Getting Shot in Arm
Black Man Getting Vaccine
Workers at Clinic
Why I Got Vaccinated Cards

Faculty, Staff, Postdocs and Student Eligibility

The Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is now closed to first dose appointments. The clinic will reopen to all faculty, staff, postdocs, and students who have second dose appointments in mid-May. 

If you are a student and have already received your COVID-19 vaccine, please click on the button below to follow the instructions to upload your vaccine documentation. 

Please keep in mind that as more vaccine becomes available, the University will reevaluate offering additional vaccine clinics. 

Upload Student Vaccine Documentation

On the Day of Your Second Appointment

You will be required to show your PennCard and a Green PennOpen Pass.

You must wear a face mask and practice physical distancing. 

If you have mobility issues or require language assistance, you can bring a companion to the appointment to support your needs. Your companion is not permitted to be vaccinated. 

Appointments will include a 15-minute observation period after the vaccination.

If you have questions about the Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, please contact the COVID Resource Call Center at 215-573-7096 or email covidresource@upenn.edu​​​​​​

Ready to Get Your Shot?

Clinical studies show that vaccines are safe and will protect individuals from developing serious illness if they contract the virus. However, some people experience what has been called vaccine hesitancy. 

A Penn Today article, Understanding and addressing barriers to COVID vaccine acceptance, explores how different communities feel about getting their shot. Click the button below to read the story. 

For more vaccine resources, visit the Vaccinations website

Barriers to Vaccine Acceptance

Explore Other Options for a Vaccine

Explore all options for obtaining a vaccine. Check your appropriate county and/or state government websites and other resources for information on vaccine availability.  

Pennsylvania Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health 

Delaware Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Finder

National Public Radio Vaccine Tool

NBC News Plan Your Vaccine