Fighting Back Against COVID
The Urban League of Philadelphia is here to help fight against COVID-19. Stay up to date on resources, information, and more.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all during the past year.
It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t know COVID-19 existed. The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our activities, and our freedom has affected us all. The responsibility is ours, as a community, to help stop this virus.
People of color might have particular concerns about the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness. Although people are understandably concerned about how quickly these vaccines were brought to market, and despite the name ‘Warp Speed,’ we know that there were large diverse trials that were conducted. Also, over the past months, millions of people in the U.S. have been safely vaccinated. The FDA and CDC continue to carefully monitor each of the authorized vaccines for safety concerns.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe illness from COVID-19, and people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may start to do some things they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We all need to step up to beat COVID-19. We ask you to join us in protecting yourself, your family and friends, and our community by getting vaccinated.
How do we know vaccine are safe? Click here to view a short video from the CDC.
Do you want to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster shot? Click here for more information.
Are you travelling in the United States and want to know the vaccine status of your destination, click here to go to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.
Meet Dr. Kizzmekia CorbettLeading Scientist in the Creation of the Moderna Vaccine
Did you know that one of scientists who was instrumental in the development of the Moderna vaccine was an African American woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. To see her journey from a small town in North Carolina to a lead scientist with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
Learn about COVID-19 Vaccines
If you want more information about the three different vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, these CDC links can provide you detailed vaccine information.
COVID-19 vaccines were released for use using an Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. What is an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization)?
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
As of June 2021, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for children aged 17 to 12.
What Should I Know About COVID-19 Vaccine and Myocarditis in Teens?
Myocarditis and Pericarditis – update as of June 23, 2021
Get Vaccinated or Tested Today
If you want to find a testing site near you or schedule your vaccine, follow the links below. Listed are sites for Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.