The disease of Covid-19 has shown how deadly and dangerous it can be, so various pharmaceutical companies began a battle against time to create a efficient vaccine that helps reduce the number of infections and deaths from this virus.
On December 11, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. As of December 18, 2020, the FDA allowed the use of the Modern vaccine as part of the emergency actions to combat the contagion by COVID.
From that moment, the vaccination campaign began throughout the country, according to the priorities to be attended. vulnerable groups, The first to be vaccinated are people who work in health centers that treat patients with Covid-19. So far the first dose a 10 million 278 thousand 462 people.
For the ccity of philadelphia, the vaccination campaign gives priority to residents of long-term care facilities, all the health personnel, doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacy technicians, and anyone who is in a high risk environment for contagion for working in medical and health centers. This first group corresponds to the Fase 1A which currently operates in the city and throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
If you meet the profile of the first phase, you will be able to receive the corresponding doses of the medicine, it is necessary make an appointment online to be able to attend the health center, otherwise you will not be able to be treated. The places that are administering vaccines in Philadelphia are:
Fairmount Primary Care Center
No identification is required to receive the dose. Hours of operation are 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.However, the schedules may vary depending on the availability of vaccines. To schedule the appointment visit the portal www.dvch.org
The telephone number is 267-758-5300 you can also write an email to [email protected] for any questions or clarification.
Maria de los Santos Health Center
No official identification is required. The center operates from 09:00 to 15:00, the schedule may vary according to the availability of vaccines. To schedule the appointment online visit the portal www.dvch.org
He telephone of attention is 267-758-5300 and the email where they answer the questions of the public interested in the vaccine is [email protected]
As the vaccine batch increases, more health centers will have the drug. The second phase of vaccination (Phase 1B) consider people over 75 years old because they present a serious risk if they become infected, people who work in congregated settings, people receiving home and community based services, public transport workers, workers who take care of children or adults, workers in the US Postal Service, correctional officers and emergency responders that were not considered in Phase 1A.
The Fase 1C As a third stage in the vaccination campaign, the groups of people who have 65 years to 74 years, people ages 16 to 64 with high-risk conditions that cause an increased risk of serious illness, essential workers in sectors such as transport and logistics, water services, light, financial, communications, government workers federal, state and county, people who work in the media and public safety.
The Phase 2 has contemplated a mass vaccination plan for all people who were not previously covered, they must have 16 years minimum and they do not have a contraindication for the vaccine, that is to say that its application puts your health at risk or generates some type of allergy. Although there is still no exact date for that time, the vaccination plan works to apply the drug to the largest possible population in each of the phases.
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