Arena Stage to Host High-Capacity COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Washington D.C.
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Zack Reiser
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April 5, 2021 4:30 PM

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has partnered with DC Health and MedStar Health to announce the opening of an additional high-capacity vaccination site in an effort to vaccinate as many residents as possible against COVID-19. The site will open on Friday, April 9 and operate Thursdays – Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"DC Health is pleased to be working with our community partners like Arena Stage to open vaccination sites that serve as high-capacity sites for eligible individuals who book appointments through and the District's COVID-19 call center 1-855-363-0333," said Patrick Ashley, Health and Medical Branch Director, COVID Operations and Senior Deputy Director, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration (HEPRA) at DC Health. "DC still needs more vaccines, and we will continue to advocate for additional doses so that we can save lives and meet the demand of our community," he added.

Arena Stage is proud to partner with DC Health and MedStar Health to support and provide an accessible and safe location to help steadily vaccinate DC residents. Arena Stage is also pleased to partner with the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) to ensure heightened sanitization to the vaccination site. The SWBID team has been highly trained on the best COVID-19 cleaning practices, equipment and technologies. All cleaning procedures will be consistent with the CDC guidelines. To learn more about their services, visit

All vaccinations will be by appointment only. No walk-ups will be permitted. Eligible District residents should pre-register for vaccine appointments by using the city’s online portal at or by calling 1-855-363-0333, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. or on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Currently, eligible individuals include: DC residents 65 and older; DC residents 18-64 with a qualifying medical condition; and members of an eligible workforce. You can view the current eligibility list here.

Masks will be mandatory to enter the vaccination site. Arena Stage is located 1101 6th St. SW. The Waterfront metro station on the green line is located one block east of Arena Stage at 4th and M Street SW. Parking will be available at Arena’s onsite parking garage. Parking cannot be reserved due to high demand and discounts will not be offered.

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.