Sábado de Clínicas de Vacunación Covid-19

Esperanza Health Center wants you to stay protected from COVID-19! We’re offering FREE COVID-19 vaccines for our patients and community members during the month of March and April.

If it’s been more than two months since your last COVID-19 vaccine, you may be eligible for an updated booster, which will provide protection against serious illness and death related from the Omicron variant. Flu vaccines will also be available for Esperanza patients only, ages 6 months and up. Clinics are by appointment only.

Estamos ofreciendo vacunas COVID-19 GRATIS para nuestros pacientes y miembros de la comunidad durante el mes de marzo y abril. Las vacunas contra la gripe también estarán disponibles solo para pacientes de Esperanza, a partir de los 6 meses de edad! Las clínicas son solo con cita previa.


Call our COVID hotline at (215) 807-8617 to schedule an appointment for one of our following clinic dates:
Llame a nuestra línea directa de COVID al (215) 807-8617 para programar una cita para una de nuestras siguientes fechas clínicas:

CLINIC DATES (Fechas de la clínica):

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 | Sábado, 11 de Marzo
    Hunting Park Clinic (Sitio de Hunting Park)- 4417 N. 6th St.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 | Sábado, 18 de Marzo
    Kensington Clinic (Sitio de Kensington) – 861 E. Allegheny Ave
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023 | Sábado, 1 de Abril
    Kensington Clinic (Sitio de Kensington) – 861 E. Allegheny Ave
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 | Sábado, 29 de Abril
    Hunting Park Clinic (Sitio de Hunting Park) – 4417 N. 6th St.


    • To be eligible for a COVID-19 or flu vaccine at our Saturday clinics, you must meet the following criteria:
      Para ser elegible para una vacuna COVID-19 o contra la gripe en nuestras clínicas de los sábados, debe cumplir con los siguientes criterios:


        • For flu vaccine: MUST be a patient at Esperanza Health Center and over the age of 6 months+
          Para la vacuna contra la gripe: DEBE ser un paciente del Centro de Salud Esperanza y tener más de 6 meses de edad.

        • For COVID-19 initial series vaccine: Anyone over the age of 6 months+ (Moderna only)
          Para la vacuna de la serie inicial COVID-19: cualquier persona mayor de 6 meses o más (solo Moderna)


        • For COVID bivalent boosters: Anyone over the age of 6 years+ (Moderna only)
          Para refuerzos bivalentes COVID: cualquier persona mayor de 6 años o más (solo Moderna)


    To schedule an appointment, please call: (215) 807-8617
    Para programar una cita, llamar: (215) 807-8617


    Please read the following information before scheduling your appointment:

    Are you currently taking chemotherapy?

    Please consult with your healthcare provider before receiving the vaccine.

    Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?

    COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. People who are pregnant or recently pregnant are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with people who are not pregnant. Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men. Please consult with your healthcare provider regarding the vaccine if you have any questions.

    Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

    People who have recently had COVID infection may consider delaying their vaccine by 3 months



    Does the vaccine work?

    The currently available vaccines are very effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death due to COVID, including from the Omicron variant. The updated bivalent boosters provide specific protection from the Omicron variant.

    I'm worried about side effects.

    The vaccine commonly causes mild to moderate symptoms such as pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain and fever which typically resolve in 1-2 days, and typically improve with Tylenol or Motrin. Worse side effects such as severe allergic reaction are very rare, and occur typically in patients who have a history of severe allergic reaction.

    Are the vaccines safe?

    Yes. All the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible.  Tens of thousands of people participated in clinical trials, including people of all ages, races and ethnicities. The trials also included people who have other health conditions, such as diabetes, HIV, heart disease, lung disease and more — and there were no specific complications for these groups, either. The top vaccine experts in the world reviewed and approved the results of these trials. For more information, visit the CDC website.

    Can the vaccine give you COVID-19?

    No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. You do not need to quarantine after receiving the vaccine.

    What does Esperanza recommend?

    We strongly encourage all patients to stay updated with COVID-19 vaccinations to protect themselves and their loved ones. If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility due to previous allergic reactions to vaccines, talk to your healthcare provider prior to vaccination.