Where to Take Your 5 to 11 Year Old to Get the COVID Vaccine

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Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a Ward 7 resident as he receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Mary's Center (3912 Georgia Ave. NW) Nov. 3, 2021. Courtesy: Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser

When the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday that they had approved use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 5 to 11, parents breathed a sigh of relief.

“It’s like we’ve been holding our breath, just waiting to get to the surface,” one father said. “Now I can see the light –we’re almost there.”

The District announced that families could begin receiving the vaccine as early as Wednesday. Some pharamacies and clinics began administering doses immediately, many, including Children’s National, initially focusing on high-risk children.

Sites are opening as they receive supplies. The recommended dose for children is a third that of adults —10 mcg to the adult dose of 30 mcg, said a representative for Pfizer. So new vaccine needs to be ordered for children’s clinics. It is a two-dose vaccine given three weeks apart.

The District is expected to initially receive 24,600 doses, 18,000 ordered directly by the District. The rest are coming to qualified providers through a federal-retail partnership.

Below, find a listing of sites offering the vaccine to elementary-aged kids now through Nov. 20. No appointment is required for District walk-up clinics, and you can go to any location. Appointments are required for most pharmacies and clinics.

You can find the full listing of sites administering the vaccine to elementary-aged children at coronavirus.dc.gov/page/get-vaccinated

Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics Administering to Children 5-11 Years Old (Ward 7):

The majority of these locations will require appointments. Grubb’s Pharmacy and Safeway indicated they were not accepting appointments until Friday at the earliest; some CVS locations had supplies as early as Thursday. Check with each location for updates.

Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics Administering to Children 5-11 Years Old (Ward 7)

Ward 7 Children’s Pediatricians & Associates – Fort Davis 3839 1/2 Alabama Ave SE https://childrensnational.org/primary-care
Elaine Ellis Center of Health 1627 Kenilworth Ave. NE
Safeway Pharmacy – 40th Street NE 322 40th St NE https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
Safeway Pharmacy – Alabama Avenue 2845 Alabama Ave SE https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
Unity Health Care, Inc. – East of the River 4414 Benning Road NE https://www.unityhealthcare.org/
Unity Health Care, Inc. – Minnesota Avenue 3924 Minnesota Ave NE https://www.unityhealthcare.org/
Unity Health Care, Inc. – Parkside 765 Kenilworth Terrace NE https://www.unityhealthcare.org/

Pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics Administering to Children 5-11 Years Old (Ward 8)

Ward 8 Children’s National Hospital – Anacostia 2101 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE https://childrensnational.org/
Children’s National Hospital – THEARC 1801 Mississippi Ave SE https://childrensnational.org/
Community of Hope Conway Health & Resource Center 4 Atlantic Street SW https://www.communityofhopedc.org/healthcare
Family and Med Counseling 2041 Martin L. King Jr. Ave. SE, Suite 303 https://www.fmcsinc.org/
Giant #384 1535 Alabama Ave. SE https://giantfood.com/pages/covid-info
Unity Health Care, Inc. – Anacostia 1500 Galen St SE https://www.unityhealthcare.org/

Walk-Up Clinics for Children 5-11 Years Old through November 20

Friday, November 5

  • Ft. Stanton Recreation Center (1812 Erie St. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Takoma Community Center (300 Van Buren St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, November 6

  • Hillcrest Recreation Center (3100 Denver St. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 7

  • Palisades Recreation Center (5200 Sherier Pl. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • North Michigan Park Recreation Center (1333 Emerson St. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Monday, November 8

  • Noyes Elementary School (2725 10th St. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Ingenuity Prep Public Charter School/Statesman Academy (4600 Livingston Rd. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Dorothy I. Height Elementary School (1300 Allison St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 9

  • Kimball Elementary School (3375 Minnesota Ave. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Bancroft Elementary School (1755 Newton St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Center City Public Charter School – Brightwood Campus (6008 Georgia Ave. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 10

  • Patterson Elementary School (4399 South Capitol Terr. SW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 Seventh St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • KIPP DC Heights Academy (2600 Douglass Rd. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, November 11

  • Clinics closed in observance of Veterans Day

Friday, November 12

  • Marie Reed Elementary School (2201 18th St NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m- to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Friendship Blow Pierce Elementary & Middle (725 19th St. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Thomson Elementary School (1200 L St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, November 13

  • Ben Murch Elementary School (4810 36th St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Smothers Elementary School (1300 44th St. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 14

  • No pediatric walk-up clinics

Monday, November 15

  • No pediatric walk-up clinics

Tuesday, November 16

  • Palisades Recreation Center (5200 Sherier Pl. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • KIPP DC LEAD Academy PCS (421 P St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Excel Academy Public School (2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 17

  • Plummer Elementary School (4601 Texas Ave. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Garrison Elementary School (1200 S St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Center City Public Charter School, Trinidad Campus (1217 West Virginia Ave. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, November 18

  • Bunker Hill Elementary School (1401 Michigan Ave. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Center City Public Charter School: Congress Heights (220 Highview Pl. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • E.L Haynes Public Charter School (4501 Kansas Ave. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, November 19

  • Thomas Elementary School (650 Anacostia Ave. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Lafayette Elementary School (5701 Broad Branch Rd. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Janney Elementary School (4130 Albemarle St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, November 20

  • Whittier Elementary School (6201 Fifth St. NW) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Turner Elementary School (3264 Stanton Rd. SE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • DC Bilingual Public Charter School (33 Riggs Rd. NE) (Pfizer, Ages 5-11) (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)