Working in cooperation with the city of Philadelphia, Temple University is dispensing COVID-19 vaccines in limited quantities to those who meet city eligibility guidelines.
Any Philadelphia resident age 12 and older is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who works in Philadelphia and can provide proof of that employment is also eligible to receive the vaccine.
Read responses to questions about vaccine distribution at Temple below.
How to Upload Your Vaccination Information
Once you are fully vaccinated, please upload your vaccine information to Temple's patient health portal. By providing this information, you are helping us determine how close the Temple community is to reaching herd immunity.
Please be aware that uploading your vaccine information is required in order to be considered fully vaccinated by the university.
Follow these steps to upload your vaccination record.
Go to the patient health portal.
Log in using your Temple ID and password.
Select the “Immunizations” tab. Then, select the blue “COVID-19” dropdown menu.
Find the vaccine you received (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer) and fill in the dates for each dose. Those dates should be clearly labeled on your vaccination card. Once you have added the dates, select “Submit.”
Go to the “Upload” tab.
Upload an image of your vaccination record. (If you are using a cell phone, you will have the option to use your camera to take a photo of the document.) Once the file is attached, select “Upload.”
If completed successfully, your file will be listed at the bottom of the page, under the header “Documents already on file.”
Once your information has been reviewed, the dates you submitted to the “Immunizations” page will be marked “Verified.”
About the Vaccines
In an effort to address common questions, concerns and misinformation, we asked Temple health experts to respond to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Below, you can find general information about getting vaccinated.
Addressing Common Myths About Vaccines
False claims continue to circulate online, causing many people to make incorrect assumptions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
We've assembled the following list of facts to dispel rumors about the vaccine and help keep you and the entire Temple community safe and healthy.
These facts are based on information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Mayo Clinic, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Local Vaccination Distribution Information and Interest Forms
Other Helpful Resources
- CDC: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
- FDA: Moderna Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
- FDA: Pfizer-BioNTech Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers
- City of Philadelphia: Vaccine FAQs