COVID-19 Vaccination at Penn
The Penn Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is now open by appointment only in the Gimbel Gymnasium at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Vaccines are being administered to eligible University faculty, staff, postdocs, and students according to the phased approach outlined by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH).
Vaccine appointments are still available, so please schedule a time to get vaccinated if you are eligible at this time. Check the Getting Vaccinated webpage to see if you are eligible and for details on how to schedule an appointment.
Through Penn's vaccination plan, together we will:
Educate: One of the most critical tools we can use in the fight against COVID-19 is vaccination. Clinical studies show that vaccines are safe and will protect individuals from developing serious illness if they contract the virus. Currently, the FDA has approved the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Additional vaccines are being developed to provide protection against the pandemic. Learn how vaccines work.
Participate: We all have a responsibility to keep the entire Penn community a healthy and safe environment in which to live, learn, and work. Follow the COVID-19 protocols before and after you get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from transmitting the virus. Mask up, wash your hands, and practice physical distancing even after you receive your first and second vaccination.
Vaccinate: In the City of Philadelphia, vaccines are being prioritized based on two principles: occupational exposure and transmission risk, and underlying mortality and morbidity risk. Penn will help coordinate access based on occupational risk and age only. Penn's vaccine distribution program is just one avenue for getting vaccinated. Be sure to explore all vaccine options through your county and/or state government agencies.