DC residents ages 65 and older have access to COVID-19 vaccination at walk-up sites across the city without the requirement of making an appointment in advance as of Monday, April 19.
The announcement came last week from Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt.
The walk-up sites, which are becoming available for seniors today, offer two COVID-19 vaccine options, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine, DC Health says. Both vaccines require two doses. Up to 30 residents will be permitted at each walk-up site per day.
Here are the sites, and vaccination days and times:
The Bald Eagle Recreation Center site will only serve residents of Wards 7 & 8 who are 18 or older.
On Monday, April 12, DC entered its second phase of COVID-19 vaccination plan, which has made all residents 16 and older eligible for receiving the vaccine.
DC residents are encouraged to pre-register for a vaccination appointment either using the city’s portal vaccinate.dc.gov or by calling 1-855-363-0333.
Around 92,120 people in DC have pre-registered, received an invitation, and made an appointment so far. And approximately 119,791 individuals are awaiting an appointment after pre-registering.
Eligible DC residents may also opt for booking a vaccination appointment through their health care provider. If they are veterans or veteran spouses, they can get vaccinated through the VA Medical Center.
Residents 65 and older, teachers and school staff, child care workers, and health care workers can book appointments through the CVS site.
Homebound residents of the District, regardless of their age, will also be able to get vaccinated at their homes beginning April 26, according to Mayor Bowser.
Homebound residents need to schedule their vaccine appointments through DC Health’s call center at 1-855-363-0333.