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Philadelphia residents who live in 22 zip codes identified as underserved in the ongoing vaccination process in the city will be able to simply walk up to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and receive their COVID-19 vaccine, the city announced Tuesday.
The walk-up procedure for those Philadelphians will last through Monday, March 22. It will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day and residents are asked to line up by 5 p.m. to ensure their spot.
On Wednesday morning, around two hours before the site opened, people were already lined up.
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Here are the zip codes where you must live to be able to receive a dose at the convention center in Center City:
West and Southwest Philadelphia
Northeast and Lower Northeast Philadelphia
Residents will be required to show identification and proof of residence in order to get the shot, city officials said. They also need to meet the 1A or 1B eligibility requirements. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the city's website detailing the "open access" plan.
One day after Pennsylvania announced plans to roll back on coronavirus restrictions April 4, Philadelphia's top health official said he was not ready yet to commit to the same allowances as the state.
The city will restart accepting permit applications for large outdoor events, but city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said he was not yet willing to commit to the same easing of COVID-19 restrictions that the state has.
Pennsylvania said it will expand indoor dining to 75% next month and allow bar service inside pubs and restaurants without requiring food purchases. An 11 p.m. curfew will also be lifted.