DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has called on residents to help anyone who is 65 and older get to the walk-up COVID-19 vaccination sites that opened around the city earlier this week.
Wednesday’s statement came ahead of the May 1 Day of Action, which will be hosted by the mayor for volunteers to canvass neighborhoods and help people pre-register to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Those interested in taking part in the initiative and helping neighbors get pre-registered should visit bit.ly/dayofactiondc.
On Monday, DC opened a total of 10 walk-up vaccination sites for seniors at:
- The Walter E. Washington Convention Center (GW MFA)
- Lamond Recreation Center (Safeway)
- Langdon Park Community Center (Safeway)
- Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (Giant)
- Arena Stage (MedStar), Rosedale Recreation Center (Safeway)
- Kenilworth Recreation Center (Giant)
- Bald Eagle Recreation Center (District Urgent Care)
- Entertainment & Sports Arena (One Medical)
- Fort Stanton Recreation Center (Safeway)
Eligible seniors — any DC resident who is 65 or older — may receive vaccine doses at walk-up sites without making an appointment in advance. For more details on the operating days and times of the walk-up sites, click here.
As of this week, residents who are unable to leave home may call 1-855-363-0333 to schedule an appointment for an at-home vaccination.
All DC residents 16 and older became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, April 12. Pre-registration is needed for appointments through vaccinate.dc.gov or by calling 1-855-363-0333.
Residents who are 16 and 17 years old may get vaccinated at Children’s National, after registering and receiving a text for scheduling an appointment.
Nearly 110,000 individuals have pre-registered, and made an appointment after getting an invitation, since DC Health launched its pre-registration system. Around 75,444 residents have pre-registered for and are awaiting an appointment.