Philadelphia achieves target of adults vaccinated

Many Philadelphians received vaccines at the Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School in Harrowgate.
PHOTO: Jack Tomczuk

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health reported an additional 14,711 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Philadelphia since last reported on Thursday, June 17. This brings the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians to at least 693,885, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to at least 874,278, as of Monday, June 21. The city releases updated numbers twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays.

Currently, 55.9 percent of Philadelphia adults are fully vaccinated, and 70.4 percent of Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“In early May, President Biden set an ambitious goal for 70 percent of adults to get at least one COVID shot by July Fourth, and I’m very proud that Philadelphia has achieved this target with several weeks to spare,” saidMayor Jim Kenney. “We will not be satisfied until all eligible Philadelphians get this life saving vaccine, but I wish to take a moment to thank the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, other city agencies, and the many partners who have helped us to get to this point. This milestone is also due in large part to the Philadelphians who care about taking care of themselves, their families, and their communities.”

The Department of Public Health reports 81 patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated in Philadelphia hospitals, with a total of 14 on ventilators. In the last two weeks, one percent of COVID-19 tests in Philadelphia have come back positive. Thus far during the pandemic, 144,784 Philadelphians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 3,722 have succumbed to the virus. Philadelphia is averaging 30 new cases of COVID-19 per day over the last two weeks.

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