DC Transitions to Walk-Up COVID Vaccinations May 1

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Starting this Saturday, May 1, DC residents aged 18 and up will be able to visit walk-up vaccination sites without a preregistration appointment.

Wednesday, April 28 is the last day appointments will be scheduled through the DC vaccine portal, vaccinate.dc.gov. At the April 26 press conference, Mayor Muriel Bowser said that all those who preregister by that date will receive an appointment.

No appointments will be needed for the 11 high-capacity vaccination sites. These sites will operate in addition to the private clinics and pharmacies that are also administering the vaccine throughout the city, which can be found at vaccinefinder.org

The 11 District-operated sites are as follows [Ward 6 sites are indicated by an asterisk*]:

  • Arena stage (1101 6th St SW)*
  • Fort Stanton Recreation Center (1812 Erie St SE)
  • Lamond Recreation Center (20 Tuckerman St NE)
  • Langdon Park Recreation Center (2901 20th St NE)
  • The Providence Health System
  • Rosedale Recreation Center (1701 Gales St NE)*
  • Turkey Thicket Recreation Center (1100 Michigan Ave NE)
  • University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW)
  • The Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW)
  • The Entertainment and Sports Arena (1100 Oak Dr SE)

These sites are to be used for the first dose appointments only. The walk-up sites will provide a scheduled time for all individuals to receive their second vaccine.

Children aged 16 and 17 can receive the vaccine through Children’s National Hospital and you can register at childrensnational.org.

With additional reporting by Sarah Payne