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Walnut Hill Community Association

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Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA)

To Improve Our Neighborhood

in matters concerning safety, sanitation, health, education, recreation, cultural and family stability; and to stimulate interest in the community by beautifying and maintaining vacant lots.

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Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA)

To Improve Our Neighborhood

in matters concerning safety, sanitation, health, education, recreation, cultural and family stability; and to stimulate interest in the community by beautifying and maintaining vacant lots.

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About Us

Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA) serves the neighborhood of Walnut Hill. The boundaries for the Walnut Hill neighborhood are Market Street on the North, 45th Street on the East, Spruce Street on the South and 52nd Street on the West.

WHCA was founded in 1961 by a group of neighbors, led by Charles Campbell Sr., who were concerned about the deterioration of their neighborhood.

WHCA continues to be a neighborhood group run by residents who are dedicated to their community revitalization. WHCA actively promotes the neighborhood and encourages residents to participate in community events and to help determine neighborhood improvement priorities. WHCA continues to strive and work for the betterment of the community and its residents. We welcome your input, energy and participation.

Vaccine is always Free  

No insurance or ID required 

Free SEPTA passes are available on-site 

Language line interpretation is available 

 

Walk-ups are welcome! 

Appointments for this clinic and all other vaccine clinics are available here in Spanish and English for anyone to schedule: Philadelphia (prepmodapp.) or call 3-1-1 (For interpretation, call 3-1-1, press #5 and say your language to be connected to an interpreter.) 

FREE COVID Vaccines at Mastery Charter Mann School 9/11 – Walnut Hill Community Association 

This Saturday 9/11 Penn Medicine is hosting a FREE COVID vaccine clinic at Mastery Charter Mann School (5376 W. Berks St) from 10AM – 6pm. Vaccinations are open to anyone, and no insurance is required. Text: READY to 267-263-7472 to register ahead of time.

FREE COVID Vaccines at Mastery Charter Mann School 9/11 - Walnut Hill Community Association

Penn Rheumatology has continued to monitor the situation regarding third dose vaccinations and would like to provide the following guidance. Please note we are experiencing an extremely high volume of messages and thank you in advance for your patience as there may be a delay in response. 

 

The FDA recently authorized a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who have a weakened immune system. Eligible patients should receive a booster dose at least 28 days after receiving the second of the two vaccine doses. People who received the Pfizer vaccine should get a Pfizer booster dose and people who received the Moderna vaccine should get a Moderna booster dose. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not advised to get a booster dose at this time.  

 

The American College of Rheumatology has recently released guidelines on how to manage your immunosuppressive medications when you receive the COVID-19 booster shot. 

 

If you take any of the following medications, you do not need to make any changes to how you take your medications when you get your booster shot:

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Anakinra (Kineret)
  • Apremilast (Otezla)
  • Canakinumab (Ilaris)
  • Certolizumab (Cimzia)
  • Eculizumab (Soliris)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Golimumab (Simponi / Simponi Aria)
  • Guselkumab (Tremfya)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Ixekizumab (Taltz)
  • Leflunomide (Arava)
  • Natalizumab (Tysabri)
  • Rizankizumab (Skyrizi)
  • Sarilumab (Kevzara)
  • Secukinumab (Cosentyx)
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Tocilizumab (Actemra)
  • Tildrakizumab (Ilumya)
  • Ustekinumab (Stelara)

 

If you are on any other immunosuppressive medications, you should contact your provider for additional guidance on how to manage medications before you schedule your COVID booster shot. 

These medications include:

  • Abatacept (Orencia)
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Baricitinib (Olumiant)
  • Cyclosporine  
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Methotrexate  
  • Mepolizumab (Nucala)
  • Mycophenolate (Cellcept or Myfortic)  
  • Prednisone more than 20 mg daily
  • Rituximab (Rituxan)
  • Tacrolimus (Prograf) 
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz)
  • Upadacitinib (Rinvoq)

 

Booster shots are available at local pharmacies – no prescriptions or physician orders are needed to receive a booster. Please note that Penn Rheumatology is not administering the COVID-19 vaccine.  

  

For more details and the most current information, please visit the Penn Medicine COVID-19 website  https://www.pennmedicine.org/coronavirus/vaccine

 



Dear Neighbor,
Do you or someone you know who lives in our district need back to school supplies for the children in your life? You’re invited to my Curbside School Supplies Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., THIS FRIDAY, Aug. 27, outside of my district office at 4712 Baltimore Ave. 

In addition to having giveaways of bookbags, pencils, notebooks and folders, we’ll have a live artist to teach bookbag customization, all FREE! Also, my team and I will be available to answer your state-related questions and discuss my legislative agenda for education.

If you have any questions, please call 215.724.2227 or email etaggart@pahouse.net.

We hope to see you there!

Our Committees

Keeping Our Community Association Running Smoothly

Implementation Committee

Mission is to keep the 2016 Neighborhood Plan at the center of its planning and keep implementation a priority. We advocate for priorities in the plan and identify new needs as they arise.

Zoning Committee

Monitors zoning notices, solicits community input about proposed zoning changes, communicates neighbors’ positions to city officials, intervenes in zoning disputes, and represents WHCA before Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Playground & Farm Committee

The Park Committee of Walnut Hill was formed to involve local volunteers in gardening and clean-up work days. We contribute to maintaining a healthy Playground on 4700 Sansom St. & The Max Paul Farm at 4610 Market St.

Upcoming dates

Become a part of something great

All neighbors are welcome to join the association and to support neighborhood programming.

Board Members

Meet Our Board Members

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