PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia opened a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic on Tuesday in North Philadelphia. It’s located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Older Adult Center on Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
This particular clinic will run on Tuesdays until further notice, but an appointment is required.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Injured In North Philadelphia Shooting, Police Say
“There are 1.2 million adults in the City of Philadelphia, I wish I could give it to everyone of those adults today, can’t do that. It is still going to take us months to do that. But we’re going to keep at it until everyone has had their opportunity to be vaccinated,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Return To In-Person Learning Monday After Nearly A Year
The Department of Public Health has committed to opening three clinics that can vaccinate up to 500 people per day.MORE NEWS: Frustrated Lawmakers Allege Pennsylvania Health Department Failing To Provide Enough Vaccines For Suburban Philadelphia Counties
The clinics will eventually run twice a week, one for the first doses and one for the second doses.