All DC Residents Eligible for COVID Vaccine April 19

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Thelma Ruffin, 73, receives the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a Mar. 26 vaccine clinic at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Photo: E. O'Gorek/CCN

Are you pre-registered for the vaccine?

On Monday, April 19, all DC residents 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

All essential workers are eligible as of April 12.

Everyone should pre-register now. Go online at vaccinate.dc.gov or call 1-855-363-0333.

Opportunities to be vaccinated are rapidly expanding in the area.

On April 5, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced that this week, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW) will expand through a partnership with Safeway.

The site is likely to administer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, officials said.

On April 9, a new high-capacity vaccination site will open at Area Stage (1101 Sixth St SW) through a partnership with Medstar Health and Safeway. Bowser said this site was likely to offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccination appointments at the Convention Center and Arena Stage will be offered to those pre-registering through coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc or by calling 1-855-363-0333.

CLICK TO GO TO PRE-REGISTRATION PAGE. Image: coronavirus.dc.gov

Some retail pharamacies are offering vaccines to those who qualify according to the District’s eligibility to those who sign up through their websites, including Grubb’s Pharmacy on the Hill.

The SAVE LIVES Act allows the Veterans Administration (VA) to offer COVID-19 vaccines to more veterans and their spouses. The VA said that vaccine supplies are limited and appointments are still required. Call 202-745-4342 for an appointment. 

In addition, DC residents aged 16 years and older can pre-register for vaccines at the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) site that will open April 7 at Greenbelt Metro. That site is metro-accessible.

The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be administered at Greenbelt, meaning that those getting a first dose will commit to getting a second dose 21 days later at the same site.