UPDATE #1: We’ve added the location of the UDC vaccination site – 4225 Connecticut Avenue.
UPDATE #2: DC Health is opening the walk-up vaccination sites to those who received their first doses out of state. The UDC site has Moderna vaccines.
UPDATE #2: Pill Plus Pharmacy will now take walk-up vaccine seekers Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Monday, May 3rd. The pharmacy is closed May 1st.
A few weeks ago, every DC mayor and DC Health communication about Covid-19 vaccine availability included a variation on this message: “DC NEEDS MORE VACCINE.”
Times have changed.
DC’s pre-registration portal went dark Wednesday, April 28th, as everyone who had signed up was offered an appointment. Pharmacies and hospitals that were limited to vaccinating teachers and seniors have opened up appointments to all adults.
And now, walk-in availabilities are proliferating.
Mayor Bowser announced on Monday that DC will have eleven high capacity walk-up vaccination sites as of Saturday, May 1st. And one of those sites will be at UDC.
UDC will be distributing the Moderna vaccine:
💉10:00 am to 1:00 pm on May 1st
💉 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on May 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 19th, & 20th https://t.co/jvLMYBw0pp
— Mary M. Cheh (@marycheh) April 28, 2021
The location of the UDC walk-up Covid-19 vaccination site is the former Walgreens at 4225 Connecticut Avenue. As noted above in Council member Mary Cheh’s tweet, the clinic is open Saturday, May 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. And the no-appointment vaccinations will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5th, 6th, 12th, 14th, 19th and 20th.
Across Connecticut Avenue from the UDC student center, Pill Plus Pharmacy (4215 Connecticut, 202-244-7979, 703-786-8402) will also welcome walk-in vaccine seekers starting May 3rd. Chief pharmacist and owner Raymonda Kondos told a Forest Hills Connection reader that the pharmacy has been administering the Moderna vaccine by appointment to those who need their first dose, or only their second dose. She is also reaching out to area embassies after the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq inquired about vaccinating its staff. Pill Plus received 100 Moderna doses on Wednesday, and is administering the vaccines Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
If anyone wishes to get a no appointment shot from a hospital instead, Medstar announced it will be taking walk-ins for vaccinations at its two DC hospitals beginning May 3rd.
There’s no indication the CVS pharmacies with vaccines are ready to offer walk-up availability. The CVS at 4309 Connecticut Avenue has several appointments available on May 1st. This location is offering the Pfizer vaccine, and appointments can be scheduled through the CVS.com vaccination portal.
Please note that for those getting the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the on-demand vaccinations are for the first shot only.** You’ll need an appointment for your second shot. While teens ages 16 and 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine, they are not eligible for the walk-up sites. Their appointments are being scheduled through Children’s National. And the cost is the same everywhere. The shots are free.
Just received a very helpful update from @_DCHealth:
Residents who received their 1st shot out of state will be able to receive their 2nd at the District's walk-up clinics.
Availability may vary day to day, so please note which sites are distributing your particular vaccine: pic.twitter.com/pmJsVYdMFe
— Mary M. Cheh (@marycheh) April 30, 2021