COVID-19 Update

Philadelphia achieves 80% vaccination rate

by Kate Dolan
Posted 9/4/21

Over 1,000,000 Philadelphians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, a milestone announced by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health last week. In Northwest Philadelphia, data on the city’s website shows that for the 19118 zip code, 5,232 residents are fully vaccinated, while 4,574 residents have at least one dose.

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in
COVID-19 Update

Philadelphia achieves 80% vaccination rate

Posted

Over 1,000,000 Philadelphians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, a milestone announced by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health last week.

As of September 2, the total number of fully vaccinated Philadelphians is at least 823,207, or 66.3 percent, and the number of Philadelphians with at least one dose of the vaccine is 1,004,888, or 80.9 percent with at least one dose of the vaccine.

“Vaccines are the safest and most effective tool that we have to get this pandemic under control, and I’m extremely proud and thankful that over 1 million Philadelphians have taken this step to protect themselves and others," said Mayor Jim Kenney.

“I’m extremely proud that 80 percent of adults in Philadelphia have heeded the critical advice of medical professionals and are better protected from the dangers of COVID-19,” said Mayor Kenney. “Philadelphia is among the first big cities in our country to reach this important milestone and make no mistake – it did not happen by chance.”

In Northwest Philadelphia, data on the city’s website shows that for the 19118 zip code, 5,232 residents are fully vaccinated, while 4,574 residents have at least one dose. This data, updated September 2, accounts for individuals who received their vaccine in the city, where it was then reported to the health department. A resident in Chestnut Hill who got their vaccine in Montgomery County or New Jersey is not reflected on the city’s site.

For the 19119 zip code, city data shows that 14,913 residents are partially vaccinated while 13,103 are fully vaccinated as of September 2. For the 19128,18,840 residents are partially vaccinated while 16,216 are fully vaccinated. 

The 19144 zip code has 18,957 partially vaccinated residents and 16,540 fully vaccinated individuals. In 19138, 13,212 residents are partially vaccinated and 11,622 are fully vaccinated.

The health department reported 191 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in Philadelphia hospitals as of Thursday morning.

In the last two weeks, the positivity rate for those being tested for Covid-19 is 5 percent, down two points from mid-August. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Philadelphia has reported 155,223 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and there have been 3,810 fatalities. As of Thursday morning, September 3, Philadelphia is averaging 304 new cases of the virus per day over the last two weeks.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here