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Mayor Bowser Announces Extension of Anacostia High School Vaccination Site

Friday, July 16, 2021
While Saturday, July 17 Is the Last Day to Enter to Win a Jeep Wrangler, Year of Free Groceries, or Year of Free Metro, Residents 12+ Can Still Get $51 Gift Cards at the Anacostia High School Vaccination Site

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Bowser announced that while the vaccine sites at the RISE Demonstration Center and Ron Brown High School will close after Saturday, July 17 as previously announced, the vaccine site at Anacostia High School will remain open for walk-up vaccinations. The Anacostia site will also continue to distribute the $51 VISA gift cards to residents 12 and older who get vaccinated as well as to vaccine buddies who support their unvaccinated friends, family, and neighbors in getting vaccinated.

Since the launch of the Take the Shot, DC Giveaway, the District has given out 2,086 gift cards to newly vaccinated residents, and 602 gift cards have been given out to 391 vaccine buddies. Of the three sites that hosted the Take the Shot, DC Giveaway, the Anacostia High School site saw the largest increase in daily vaccinations – a more than 100% increase from an average of 25 vaccinations per day to approximately 60 vaccinations per day. Seventy percent of the people vaccinated through the incentive program have been residents of Wards 7 and 8.

Residents 18 and older who want to enter the giveaway to win a Jeep Wrangler, a year of free groceries, or a year of free Metro should get vaccinated at Anacostia High School, the RISE Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeths East, or Ron Brown High School on or before Saturday, July 17.   

Effective Tuesday, July 20, the new days and hours for the vaccine site at Anacostia High School are Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am -7 pm and Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm.

As the District makes adjustments to walk-up vaccination sites, DC Health will continue to provide targeted vaccination opportunities to the community, including youth vaccine clinics at DC Public Schools (DCPS) sites. The DCPS clinics are open to all District youth, not just DCPS students.

Residents are also reminded that they can find opportunities to claim their free COVID-19 vaccine, including at pharmacies and clinics across all eight wards, by going to

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