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DC Transitioning Toward Walk-Up Vaccination Sites

Apr 26, 2021, 15:27 PM by MSDC Staff
The District is moving away from scheduling COVID vaccines but expanding opportunities for residents to be vaccinated.


The days of navigating vaccinate.dc.gov to pre-register for an appointment may be approaching an end.

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the District would open eleven (11) high-capacity, walk-up vaccination sites. These sites across the District (but primarily in Wards 5, 7, and 8) would be for first-dose shots only, with the ability to schedule the second dose upon your visit. These sites will operate in tandem with the existing pharmacy, clinic, and healthcare provider scheduling sites already operating. Residents aged 16 and 17 will need to register for a vaccine at childrensnational.org

In addition, DC is transitioning away from vaccinate.dc.gov to handle appointments and instead directing people to vaccinefinder.org. The shift occurs Wednesday and means District residents no longer need to pre-fill information with the District's vaccine site to be eligible for District doses.

Finally, the District is encouraging residents to join community canvasses for vaccines on Saturday, May 1. The District is organizing groups of people to safely through the DC COVID-19 Community Corps for a Day of Action. Those interested can learn more here.