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DC Health Expands Vaccination Options for 16- and 17-Year-Olds

Friday, May 7, 2021


(Washington, DC) – Today, DC Health announced that DC residents who are 16 and 17 years old can now get vaccinated at walk-up sites and pharmacies across DC that are administering the Pfizer vaccine. Previously, DC Health was directing all 16- and 17-year-olds to register for a vaccination appointment through Children’s National, which families can still do.

Beginning today, 16- and 17-year-olds can get vaccinated at the following District walk-up sites whenever they are open:



Walk-Up Sites Open to DC Residents 16 and Older

Arena Stage


1101 6th Street SW Thursday-Sunday, 8 am-12 pm & 1 pm-5 pm

Fort Stanton Recreation Center


1812 Erie Street SE May 3-6 and May 1-13, 9 am-1 pm & May 24-27, 2 pm-7 pm

Lamond Recreation Center


20 Tuckerman Street NE

May 5-8, 9am-1pm

May 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2 pm-7 pm


Langdon Park Community Center


2901 20th Street NE

May 3-6 & May 10-13, 9am-1pm

May 24-27, 2 pm-7 pm


Rosedale Recreation Center


1701 Gales Street NE

May 6-8, 10, 13-15, 17, 20-22, 24, 2 pm-7 pm

May 27-29, 9 am-1 pm


RISE Demonstration Center


2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE Monday-Saturday, 9 am-12 pm & 1 pm-5 pm


Safeway, CVS, and Walgreens pharmacies that are using the Pfizer vaccine can also vaccinate 16- and 17-year-olds.


In addition to these walk-up sites and Children’s National, 16- and 17-year-olds can also get vaccinated at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and One Medical sites.


Currently, 16- and 17-year-olds are only eligible to receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

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