The city was originally set to move to Phase 2 on Monday, April 19.
Farley said the change comes after multiple sites reported appointment vacancies. It impacts all vaccine providers in the city, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, community organizations, and the FEMA clinics.
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Farley stressed that Philadelphians over the age of 65 are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
#UPDATE: ALL ADULTS ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE IN PHILA NOW.— Maggie Kent (@MaggieKent6abc) April 16, 2021
Phila expanding eligibility to ALL adults everyone over 16 (for Pfizer) and everyone over 18 (for Moderna)
There are open appointments & walk ups available at FEMA sites in Phila. @6abc
There are currently open appointments and walk-ups are available at both FEMA sites in Philadelphia.
The Center City vaccination center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Esperanza community vaccination center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend.
In response to the FDA and CDC "pausing" the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FEMA sites will be administering the Pfizer vaccine.
The city reported 631 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The Department of Public Health also confirmed 16 additional fatalities.