- FDA Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (available in multiple languages)
- FDA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (available in multiple languages)
- Vaccine Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- CHOP COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- CHOP COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Q&A (English)
- CHOP COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Q&A (Spanish)
- New York Times Opinion: 60 Black Health Experts Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated
- Get Vaccine Answers Ad Council Website
More About the Vaccine
Vaccination Events for Those 12 and Older
The Philadelphia Department of Health (PDPH), in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Black Doctors COVID Consortium, invites any individual age 12 or older to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming events throughout Philadelphia. See event dates and registration options by selecting a site below!
Location: South Philadelphia High School — 2101 S. Broad St.
Click HERE to register. Walk-ins welcome!
At your first visit, your second dose will be scheduled for Saturday, October 30th. A parent or guardian must be available in person or by phone to provide verbal consent for those 12-17 years old.
Vaccines for Teens FAQs
If I'm a student, do I need my parent's consent to participate?
Students and their parents, guardians or caregivers are encouraged to discuss the decision to get vaccinated together. However, parental consent is not required for teens 16 or older to receive a vaccine.
Are there other times available for me to get the vaccine?
Yes. The Philly Teen Vaxx events are special teen-led events happening for a limited time, however there are many additional vaccination sites around the city where you can receive a vaccine. Please visit the Philadelphia Department of Public Health website to find a vaccination site near you!
What happens if my child’s appointment is during the school day?
If your child is scheduled for a vaccine appointment during the school day and they need to leave a school building prior to dismissal time, they must leave school accompanied by a guardian or a parent.
Is my child excused from school to obtain the vaccination?
Your child will have excused absences for both the first and second vaccination appointments upon emailing, texting, or showing in person the vaccine card received at the vaccination site to the teacher. This proof will be given to the secretary to reconcile attendance as excused.
What should I bring to my appointment?
We recommend bringing a personal ID and something to secure or protect your vaccination card.
What happens if I am late for my appointment?
We recommend arriving to your appointment on time. Wait times may be extended if you are late, however you will still be able to receive your vaccine as long as you arrive before closing.
Can I bring a friend or family member who does not have a scheduled appointment?
Yes. We recommend scheduling an appointment, however unscheduled friends and family members may be able to receive the vaccine depending on supply.
What if my child experiences side effects from the vaccination and does not feel well enough to attend school the next day?
A student who experiences any vaccine associated side effects like fever, headache or fatigue which result in the inability to attend school the day following vaccination will have an excused absence upon providing a note within 3 days as is the policy.