The School District of Philadelphia is awaiting the guidance from the PA Division of Immunizations on the required school health requirements for immunizations, exams, screenings, etc.
As it currently stands, all immunizations are still required for school. The School District recognizes the difficulties with parents/caregivers accessing medical offices due to COVID-19.
What can families do?
Contact your family practitioner to learn about the arrangements they've put in place to provide required back to school vaccines. Many practices are scheduling appointments for immunizations.
For those families that do not have a doctor or are uninsured, we recommend that they contact the closest Philadelphia Health Center to schedule an appoint for immunizations.
For a list of open healthcare facilities in West Philadelphia: