City of Philadelphia, Eagles team up for vaccine clinic

Adolescents receive COVID-19 vaccine
A teenager receives a coronavirus vaccine at a clinic run by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in partnership with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to encourage all eligible teenagers to get vaccinated in Philadelphia last month.
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The City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles are partnering for a vaccination clinic focused on teens that will be held on Saturday, June 5 at The Philadelphia School, 2501 Lombard St. The clinic will be run by the Philadelphia Fire Department and is open to anyone 12 years of age or older who currently lives or works in Philadelphia. It will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eagles mascot SWOOP will be on site from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to greet fans and give away team swag. In addition, the Eagles Eye Mobile powered by Vision To Learn will offer free comprehensive eye care to children of all ages from 8 a.m. to noon.

“Everyone in Philadelphia who is eligible needs to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole. “That can only happen when everyone is working together. If there’s anyone who knows the value of teamwork, it’s the Eagles, so we’re excited to be on the same team as them.”

The Philadelphia School clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine for free. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can also be made here. An appointment for the second dose will be made on site.

“We are pleased to partner with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Fire Department on this community-wide vaccination initiative,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “Our Eagles branded Eye Mobile vehicles, combined with the city’s bright, red fire trucks will provide a recognizable presence and a signal to Philadelphia residents that the vaccine is free and available right in their own neighborhood.”

The city’s partnership with the Eagles is expected to continue throughout the summer.

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