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)
Click here for the full list of required immunizations for the 2015-16 school year
- 2015-16 Philadelphia School Immunization Requirements (English)
- 2015-16 Philadelphia School Immunization Requirements (Spanish)
The Philadelphia Vaccines for Children (VFC) program can help uninsured and underinsured families obtain school required vaccines.
Immunization requirements for school may differ for other Pennsylvania counties. Click here to see the requirements for the rest of the state.
The risk of acquiring illness while traveling to a foreign country depends on the area of the world to be visited, the duration of the trip, and the activities performed while traveling. Persons planning international travel should consult with a physician at least 4 weeks before departure.
Travel Health Information
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Department of State
- World Health Organization
- International Society of Travel Medicine
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health does not provide travel health services. However, there are many healthcare providers in the city who offer travel immunization and medication. Most of the sites require that you call and schedule an appointment.
Philadelphia Travel Health Clinics
- Hahnemann Travel Health Center
- Jefferson University Travel Medicine
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Executive Health Services
- Passport Health
West and Southwest Philadelphia
- Penn Travel Medicine
- Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
- Mercy Workcare Wellness Center
- Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia
- Healthmark Inc.
North and Northeast Philadelphia
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.