Vaccine Access Opportunities

AJE understand that it can be difficult to find vaccine availability which is why we’re sharing the information below.

The best place for DC families to access immunizations is at their primary medical provider as part of their comprehensive well-child care. If a family does not have a health care provider for their child or they have difficulty securing an appointment before the first day of school, they can select one from a list of pediatric clinic locations in every ward. In addition, DC Health will expand access to vaccination services which include:

  • Mobile Vaccination Units – DC Health has placed free mobile medical units at schools and additional sites at recreation centers, COVID Centers and other community locations in all eight wards. Dates and locations can be found here. Families can pre-register for the free mobile vaccination units by using the registration link. (also available in Spanish – Español)
  • Vaccination Block Parties – Children’s National is hosting free school-based immunization clinics every Saturday in August and September. In addition to free vaccines, there will be food trucks, raffles, giveaways and more! Staff will be available to answer questions about immunizations. Families should pre-register for an immunization appointment using the registration link.
  • COVID Centers – The COVID-19 vaccine is available for free to any individual age 6 months and older at the District’s COVID Centers located in all eight wards. More information on accessing the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the District’s coronavirus website.
  • Vaccine Exchange – Schools can use the Vaccine Exchange to request and coordinate on-site vaccination clinics with health providers.

Vaccine Access Opportunities

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