DC Health and Mayor Muriel Bowser said they are launching eight new COVID centers, which will provide vaccinations, booster shots, at-home rapid antigen tests, and testing options for the infectious disease.
The first four of the centers opened on Tuesday, January 18, and four more are scheduled to open on Monday, January 24.
“Getting vaccinated, getting boosted, getting tested, and wearing our masks is how we will get through this,” Bowser said in a statement. “With the COVID Centers, we are doubling down on our commitment to equity and accessibility and ensuring we have the systems in place to support a long-term response that can be dialed-up or down and quickly modified to meet our community’s needs.”
The new centers will offer residents a walk-up testing opportunity that allows them to administer and register a PCR test themselves, as well as the chance to get vaccinated and tested according to their own schedule.
Vaccination will be administered only for primary doses, and boosters, which are now recommended for people as young as 12 years old.
“The COVID Centers represent the District’s long-term commitment to expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, and testing opportunities by providing fixed locations with longer hours,” DC Health said.
To view the locations and the operating hours of the new COVID centers, click here.