DC residents will have the chance to get a temporary tattoo that reads “Vaxed for Mom” or “Vaxed for Dad” after receiving their COVID-19 shot at a walk-up site, starting this weekend.
The campaign comes right in time for Mother’s Day, which is on Sunday, May 9, and ahead of next month’s Father’s Day, to provide us with the most considerate pandemic-era gift option for our parents.
Free flowers and plants will also be handed out on Saturday, May 8, the day before Mother’s Day, to the first 51 people who get vaccinated at one of these these walk-up vaccination sites:
- Arena Stage
- The Walter E. Washington Convention Center
- Lamond Recreation Center
- The RISE Demonstration Center
- Rosedale Recreation Center
- United Medical Center
An early “Vaxed for Mom” event will be held at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, May 6, from 4 pm – 8 pm. After receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the center, residents may also get a free beer from Solace Brewing Company.
As of May 1, all District residents who are at least 18 years old are eligible for getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at 12 walk-up sites across the city without the need to make an appointment. (Click here to view the full schedule of the days and hours of the walk-up sites’ operation.)
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the second DC COVID-19 Community Corps Day of Action is scheduled for Saturday, May 22. Anyone can register to volunteer for the campaign, which involves going door to door in neighborhoods in all eight wards to help people plan their vaccination.