The District of Columbia is preparing to shut down a number of its walk-up COVID-19 vaccination sites, and there will be adjustments at some others, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s Office.
Arena Stage, which will close on June 27, will be administering first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine until June 6. People who get vaccinated with its first dose by June 6 can get their second dose here through June 27. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at the site between June 7 and June 27.
RISE Demonstration Center is scheduled to close on June 30. Individuals will be able to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through June 9. And they can get their second dose here until the site closes. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available here from June 10 through June 30 for anyone who presents for a first shot.
The UDC site is closing on June 24, and will stop offering first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on May 27. Those who have received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine by May 27 will be able to get their second dose until June 24. The site will provide Johnson & Johnson from May 28 through June 24.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center will close on June 20. Anyone who has received their first dose of Moderna here will be able to receive their second dose until June 20. Johnson & Johnson will be offered at the site on weekends, starting May 29, and Pfizer-BioNTech on weekdays until June 20.
People who prefer to get inoculated with any shot other than Johnson & Johnson, may go to one of these walk-up sites for their first dose prior to their closure, but they will need to find another provider (found on vaccines.gov) to receive their second shot.
There will also be adjustments to community vaccination sites.
On May 31, the following sites will close due to the provider (Giant) transitioning back to store vaccinations only:
- Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (Ward 5)
- Kenilworth Recreation Center (Ward 7)
On or around June 1, DPR sites will transition to DCPS sites due to summer camp operations:
- Ida B Wells Middle School (Ward 4) from Lamond Recreation Center
- Luke C Moore High School (Ward 5) from Langdon Park Community Center
- Eastern High School (Ward 6) from Rosedale Recreation Center
- Anacostia High School (Ward 8) from Fort Stanton Recreation Center
Bowser’s office and DC Health reminded residents in a release that the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be free at pharmacies, clinics, and health care centers across the city. You can visit vaccines.gov or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English — or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish — to find the closest available vaccination location.
To view the full list of walk-up sites, click here.