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: Delaware County Mother Shares New Normal Of Pandemic Learning With Special-Needs Child
“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: Penn-Delco School District Approves Diversity Committee After Sparking Controversy With Board Member
The Department of Public Health has committed to opening three clinics that can vaccinate up to 500 people per day.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Residents Enjoy Warmest Day In Over 5 Weeks
The clinics will eventually run twice a week, one for the first doses and one for the second doses.