The city plans to prioritize four specific groups within 1C for vaccines: sanitation workers, maintenance and janitorial staff, utility workers, and postal and package delivery workers. The Philadelphia Health Department has asked providers to help these groups set up appointments first. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Our experience reveals that getting people vaccinated — doing the education and outreach necessary to even get people signed up— requires a lot of time and labor, especially in communities of color.
But in Philadelphia, the individuals and organizations doing the work are doing it for free without any funding from the city for outreach. The data on who’s and where’s getting the vaccine the fastest reveals a public cost to this ad-hoc strategy: a chasm that affects communities of color across the city and region. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
Apart from general vaccination information, the panel discussed access to immigrant and undocumented communities, how to get the vaccines in Philadelphia, and the FEMA sites available, both in Center City and in North Philadelphia at (Read more.)
The community center is hosting a clinic for people in Phase 1A or 1B.
La fase 1 C incluye a trabajadores de saneamiento, servicio público y más.
Under the city’s Phase 1C coronavirus vaccine rollout, four new groups of people will be eligible Monday, April 5, for the coronavirus vaccine now in addition to those in Phases 1A and 1B.
Federally qualified health centers are uniquely well positioned to vaccinate underserved communities and those most vulnerable to COVID-19. They provide primary care to millions of people across the United States, and the majority of their patients live at or below the federal poverty line. Yet on the ground, employees at federally qualified health centers in Philadelphia say the demand for vaccines in the communities they serve far outstrips the space, staffing, and overall infrastructure available to get shots in arms at scale. (Read more.)
As recently as late February, the five Philly ZIP codes with the lowest median income were also the least vaccinated. As of March 22, that’s no longer the case, according to a Billy Penn analysis of city data. The change shows progress in the concerted effort to address under-vaccination in certain pockets. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)