WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Mayor Bowser and D.C. Health announced on Tuesday that eight new COVID-19 centers will be opening within the next week. These are permanent locations in the city — as opposed to pop-up sites that are released each day.
These sites aim to offer residents a one-stop shop for all their COVID-19 related needs. These centers will provide vaccinations and boosters as well as walk-up PCR testing. The release said that take-home rapid testing kits will also be available.
“Be sure to get tested when we need to be tested, to get vaccinated, and those are the ways back to a more normal life,” Mayor Bowser said.
“We still have access to library testing, firehouse testing, pop up clinics. We also have our vaccination opportunities available through the clinics,” said Patrick Ashley, senior deputy director of D.C. health.
The operating hours will also be expanded alongside new locations opening. Some sites will stay open until as late as 9 p.m.
“All of our hours are later hours so we make sure people have access to our vaccine and testing resources,” Ashley said.
There are currently four of these sites open across the city, and four more will be opening in Wards 3, 4, 5 and 6 next week.
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