Select Key Metrics on COVID-19
Rates of hospitalizations and COVID-19 related deaths per 100,000 people.Vaccination Rates
Percent of Philadelphia residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19; percent of Philadelphia residents receiving at least 1 dose of vaccine against COVID-19.
Non-Hispanic Black Philadelphians have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, facing the highest rates of hospitalization and mortality.
Despite the high effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines in preventing hospitalization and death, rates of vaccination lag in non-Hispanic Black and lower income communities.
Ongoing Efforts in the Philadelphia Community
Leaders from Penn Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, and the Philadelphia community partnered on designing and running a series of community-based clinics that vaccinated almost 3,000 people in 3 Saturdays, 85 percent of whom were Black. The effort leveraged the strengths of each partner, enabling community COVID-19 vaccine ambassadorship and locating clinics in the heart of Black communities, the development of a no/low-tech hybrid automated text message and phone-based sign-up and intake platform, and the use of a rapid-cycle innovation approach that prioritized adaptable and scalable efficiency in a variety of community settings.
Efforts listed here may be independent of Accelerate Health Equity. Check back to learn about a broader list of health equity efforts.