There are many resources for immunization in the city of Philadelphia. Below you will find a list of locations that offer flu and travel vaccines, public health centers and immunizations required for admission into the Philadelphia school system.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are “safety net” providers such as community health centers. The main purpose of the FQHC Program is to enhance the provision of primary care services in underserved communities.
Click here for a full list of FQHCs in Philadelphia or refer to the map below.
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Philadelphia School Requirements
The Philadelphia Board of Health requires the following vaccinations for children attending any K-12 school (public, parochial, private and charter) in the city:
- Hepatitis B
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Rubella (German Measles)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Learn more about these vaccine-preventable diseases by clicking here.
The Philadelphia Vaccines for Children (VFC) program can help uninsured and underinsured families obtain school required vaccines.
You can also contact the Philadelphia KIDS Registry to obtain a copy of your immunization records.
Immunization requirements for school may differ for other Pennsylvania counties. Click here to see the requirements for the rest of the state.
The City of Philadelphia’s Public Health Centers do not offer services for immunizations or travel health, but there are many providers of these services in the area. Click here for a list of travel health clinics in Philadelphia.
Find information on travel immunizations and precautions specific to the country to which you are traveling at:
Philadelphia Immunization Coalition
Each spring the Philadelphia Immunization Coalition (PIC) organizes an immunization workshop. In 2013, the event is on Thursday, April 25th at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Learn more about PIC by following their Facebook page.