As of Thursday, May 13, DC residents who are 12 to 15 years old can begin getting vaccinated at walk-up sites, hospitals, health centers, and pharmacies across DC that administer the Pfizer vaccine.
Earlier this week, the FDA extended the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ages 12 and older and today the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the Pfizer vaccine for use in adolescents 12-15 years of age.
Beginning tomorrow, residents aged 12 and older can get vaccinated at the following District walk-up sites whenever they are open. Two of the sites are located on this side of the Anacostia, indicated with an asterisk (*):
|Walk-Up Sites Open to DC Residents 12 and Older|
|Arena Stage||1101 Sixth Street SW||Thursday to Sunday starting May 14; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Fort Stanton Recreation Center*||1812 Erie Street SE||May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 24 to May 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
|Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center||700 Second Street NE||Mondays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting May 15 for 16+; starting May 22 for 12+|
|Lamond Recreation Center||20 Tuckerman Street NE||May 12 to 15, 19 to 22, 26 to 29, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Langdon Park Community Center||2901 20th Street NE||May 24 to 27, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Rosedale Recreation Center||1701 Gales Street NE||May 13 to 15, 17, 20 to 22 and 24; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
May 27 to 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|RISE Demonstration Center*||2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE||Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Walter E Washington Convention Center||L St. North Entrance, between Seventh and Ninth Streets NW||Mondays & Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
Tuesday to Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In addition to these walk-up sites and pharmacies using Pfizer vaccine, families can still register their children 12 years old and older for a vaccination appointment through Children’s National or by scheduling an appointment with George Washington University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, One Medical sites, and federally qualified health centers.
|Hospital Sites Open to DC Residents 12 and Older|
|Howard University Hospital – The Numa Adams Building||508 W Street NW
|Beginning May 18|
|Children’s National Medical Center-Main Hospital Pharmacy||111 Michigan Avenue NW
|Beginning May 13; walk-up for 16+ Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., appointment need for 12-15|
|Medstar Georgetown Hospital||3800 Reservoir Road NW||Beginning May 14|
|Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center||700 Second Street NE||Beginning May 15 for 16+, beginning May 22 for members 12+|
|George Washington University Hospital and Faculty Practice Plan||900 23rd St NW||Beginning May 13|
If a child has complex medical needs or has severe allergies, parents and guardians should consult with their child’s pediatrician for a recommendation to receive the vaccine in a medical facility.
At this time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine with authorization for persons aged 12 and older.
Individuals using other providers should check with the provider regarding vaccine consent for minors. DC Health has provided age appropriate fact sheets to providers if their policy is to allow consent for minors.