Arlington County will begin to administer free COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 12-15 years of age who live or are schooled in Arlington beginning Saturday, May 15. This follows the expansion of Pfizer’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to children 12 and over.

“This is a critical milestone in our pandemic response. We encourage all parents to get their children vaccinated when they become eligible,” said Dr. Reuben Varghese, Arlington County Public Health Director. “The vaccine is the best form of protection against COVID-19. The more people protected, the better it is for ourselves and for our community.”

Approximately 8,000 children aged 12-15 live in Arlington. Arlington will offer Saturday through Monday clinics over the next two weekends for children 12-17 years of age to help meet anticipated demand for the vaccine.

Vaccine Options through Arlington County Public Health

Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive their free COVID-19 vaccine.

A form of identification of the parent or legal guardian will need to be provided (e.g., driver’s license, paystub, utility bill) when they accompany their child.

The following Pfizer vaccine clinic options are available for eligible children aged 12-17. Schedule an appointment at one of the following clinics:

  • Saturday, May 15
    Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday, May 16
    Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 9am to 7pm
  • Monday, May 17
    Wakefield High School, 1325 S Dinwiddie Street, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday, May 22
    Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 9am to 7pm
  • Sunday, May 23
    Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 9am to 7pm
  • Monday, May 24
    Kenmore Middle School, 200 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington VA, 22204
    Hours: 10am – 4pm

Other Vaccine Options in Arlington

Vaccine is also available through pharmacies and other medical providers. In Arlington, the following pharmacies will be offering vaccine to individuals ages 12 and up:

  • Safeway – 2500 North Harrison Street, Arlington VA, 22207
  • Safeway – 5101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA, 22205
  • Safeway – 3713 Lee Highway, Arlington VA, 22207
  •  Joule – 1028 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington VA, 22204
  • Giant – 2901-11 South Glebe Road, Arlington VA, 22206

To search and schedule vaccine appointments, visit vaccines.gov.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website. Also check out vaccine FAQs.



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