DC to host mass vaccination clinic at Verizon Center

WASHINGTON – – For the first time in two years, young children and their families will have a one-stop vaccination clinic featuring four vaccinations in one spot at the air-conditioned, mostly empty Comcast Center – kind of like riding a bike at the mall.

On Monday, Dec. 12, DC Health Director Dr. Laverne Charles announced that Scotiabank Arena is the host venue for the COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be shots available for children entering first through fifth grades who haven’t already had their annual booster shots.

“By organizing and taking advantage of the space that is available, we expect to vaccinate the youngest children living in the Washington area in a very convenient and safe way,” Dr. Charles said.

The Washington Wizards’ annual CoVisible National Youth Polio Plus Vaccination Event is Friday, Dec. 8, at the Verizon Center.

— District of Columbia health department and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention

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