PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Philadelphia. The city’s second mass vaccination site opened Thursday morning at the Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School in Juniata Park.
Currently, the city is in the 1B phase of vaccinations, which includes frontline essential workers, people 75 years old and up, and those with high-risk health conditions.READ MORE: Ocean County Man Kevin Noonan Picking Up Furniture Hits, Kills Man, Then Flees, Authorities Say
This is the second of three vaccine clinics that Philadelphia’s Department of Health has committed to opening in traditionally underserved neighborhoods.
“Getting the vaccine out to those at the highest risk is a top priority of our city. We believe this clinic is a big step in helping to provide easier access to vaccines for the residents of this surrounding community,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.READ MORE: COVID In Philadelphia: FEMA-Run Pennsylvania Convention Center Vaccination Site Extended For Additional 4 Weeks
Shots are being given by appointment only.
Ultimately, all three Department of Health clinics will be open twice a week — once for first doses and once for second doses.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Scattered Showers Expected To Move Into Region Wednesday Night
Meanwhile, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley tells Eyewitness News that a FEMA-run vaccination center will open next week at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.