Mayor Bowser's Day of Action this weekend offers DC Community free COVID-19 vaccines in a festive environment. Check it out!

On Saturday, May 22, Washington, D.C.’s mayor, Muriel Bowser, will hold a Community Corps Day of Action to advocate for more members of the D.C. community to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and will consist of free food, fun conversations, and, of course, your vaccination.  

Many local businesses have jumped at the opportunity to take part in this event. These are just a few of the festivities you can take part in on the Day of Action: 

— We The Pizza will be providing free slices at the Arena Stage at 1:00 p.m.

— The Pug at Rosedale Recreation Center will be handing out coupons for free whiskey for residents 21 and older

–Baked by Yael will provide cake pops at the Convention Center

–9:30 Club will provide free beer for residents 21 and older 

Pop-up clinics this weekend in DC

If you can’t make it to D.C’s Day of Action, there is no need to fret. There are still many other pop-up clinics that will be making their way through D.C. this weekend: 

— On Friday, May 21, there will be a Washington Nationals Pop-Up from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Nationals Park. At the pop-up, individuals will have the ability to receive their Johnson and Johnson vaccine. You will also be able to win a Nationals prize bag if you are one of the first 200 lucky people to receive your vaccine this day. 

Were you still not able to make it to these vaccination sites? That is not a problem, because two more pop-up clinics will be providing vaccines on Saturday, May 22: 

—PEPCO and Mary’s Center Pop-Up will be giving out the Pfizer vaccine from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m for individuals 12 and older. 

—The 9:30 Club will also be having their own pop-up from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. for individuals that may not be able to get to a vaccination site during the day. They will be giving out the Johnson and Johnson vaccine with a free beer for anyone 21 years of age.

If you were hoping to receive your vaccine at the Judiciary Square in D.C. the time has come to travel to their testing site before they close. On Friday, May 28, they will be holding their last day of operations. Make sure you go to receive your second dose before their final day. 

Many more opportunities to receive the vaccine will open up over the summer. Be on the lookout for ways to receive your shot and take down COVID-19 once and for all. 

Hannah Walker

Hannah Walker is a health reporter at The Pavlovic Today.