Washington, DC

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, DC Health announced that on Thursday, May 13, DC residents who are 12-15 years old can begin getting vaccinated at walk-up sites, hospitals, health centers, and pharmacies across DC that administer the Pfizer vaccine. Earlier this week, the FDA extended the Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ages 12 and older and today the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the Pfizer vaccine for use in adolescents 12-15 years of age.

Beginning tomorrow, residents aged 12 and older can get vaccinated at the following District walk-up sites whenever they are open:

Safeway, CVS, and Walgreens pharmacies that are using the Pfizer vaccine can also vaccinate those 12 years old and older.

In addition to these walk-up sites and pharmacies using Pfizer vaccine, families can still register their children 12 years old and older for a vaccination appointment through Children’s National or by scheduling an appointment with George Washington University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, One Medical sites, and federally qualified health centers.

If a child has complex medical needs or has severe allergies, parents and guardians should consult with their child’s pediatrician for a recommendation to receive the vaccine in a medical facility.

At this time, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine with authorization for persons aged 12 and older.

Individuals using other providers should check with the provider regarding vaccine consent for minors. DC Health has provided age appropriate fact sheets to providers if their policy is to allow consent for minors.

For more information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, see the fact sheet for providers and the fact sheet for recipients and caregivers.”



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