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DC unveils plans for COVID-19 vaccines for kids

D.C. Muriel Bowser and DC Health on Friday announced their plans to vaccinate kids 5 to 11 years old once the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approves the shots.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health on Friday announced their plans to vaccinate kids 5 to 11 years old once the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approves the shots.

More than 60 hospitals, pharmacies and health centers will have 24,600 doses of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine once it’s green-lighted, Bowser’s office and DC Health said in a statement Friday.

Select CVS, Giant, Grubb’s, Safeway, Walgreens and Walmart locations will have vaccines, as will Children’s National at their primary care locations and their Mobile Unit.

Along with those spots, the District is setting up pop-up vaccination sites for kids in schools; the regular Take the Shot locations won’t all be open right away.

Location Address Ward 1st Dose Date
Bancroft Elementary School 1755 Newton St NW 1 11/9
Marie Reed Elementary School 2201 18th St NW 1 11/12
Edlavitch DCJCC 1529 16th St, NW 2 11/7
Garrison Elementary School 1200 S St NW 2 11/17
Thomson Elementary School 1200 L St NW 2 11/12
Ben Murch Elementary School 4810 36th St NW 3 11/13
Janney Elementary School 4130 Albemarle St NW 3 11/19
Palisades Recreation Center 5200 Sherier Pl NW 3 11/16
Center City Public Charter School – Brightwood Campus 6008 Georgia Ave NW 4 11/9
Dorothy I. Height Elementary School 1300 Allison St NW 4 11/8
E.L. Haynes PCS 4501 Kansas Ave NW 4 11/18
Lafayette Elementary School 5701 Broad Branch Rd NW 4 11/19
Whittier Elementary School 6201 5th St NW 4 11/20
Bunker Hill Elementary School 1401 Michigan Ave NE 5 11/18
Center City Public Charter School – Trinidad Campus 1217 West Virginia Ave NE 5 11/17
DC Bilingual PCS 33 Riggs Road NE 5 11/20
Noyes Elementary School 2725 10th St NE 5 11/8
Kennedy Recreation Center 1401 7th St NW 6 11/10
KIPP DC – Lead Academy PCS 421 P St NW 6 11/16
Payne Elementary School 1445 C St SE 6 11/13
Friendship Blow Pierce Elementary & Middle 725 19th St. NE 7 11/12
Kimball Elementary School 3375 Minnesota Ave SE 7 11/9
Plummer Elementary School 4601 Texas Ave SE 7 11/17
Smothers Elementary School 1300 44th St NE 7 11/13
Thomas Elementary School 650 Anacostia Ave NE 7 11/19
Center City PCS: Congress Heights 220 Highview Pl SE 8 11/18
Excel Academy Public School 2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE 8 11/16
Ingenuity Prep Public Charter School/Statesman Academy 4600 Livingston Rd SE 8 11/8
KIPP DC Heights Academy 2600 Douglass Rd SE 8 11/10
Patterson Elementary School 4399 South Capitol Terrace SW 8 11/10
Turner Elementary School 3264 Stanton Rd SE 8 11/20

Community groups who want to host a pop-up site can go to vaccineexchange.dc.gov to ask for one.

Again, all this is contingent on federal approval.

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 earlier this week. On Nov. 2, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will make its recommendation; after that, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky will need to give final approval.

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