Where To Go To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In The US

As the US nears nearly 80 million doses of the COVID-19 distributed in the arms of Americans, there has been a notable lag in African Americans receiving the vaccine

Some experts have pointed to a lack of access to getting online and making an appointment as fueling the difference between the number of Black people getting a vaccine dose compared to other groups. Many states have opted for a completely online approach to getting the vaccine, which has created a barrier for those who lack access to reliable technology to get and stay on appointment sites, for multiple hours a day. 

Other factors, including the inability to actually schedule an appointment, even with internet access has fueled skepticism amongst some in the Black community. 

Officials also warn that misinformation campaigns have targeted Black people online, sparking rumors and concern. 

Additionally, historical and ongoing medical racism is forcing healthcare leaders to address systemic issues within the medical community, aiming to rebuild trust and bring equity to the field. 

For those who are considering getting the vaccine, knowing where you can go to get a vaccine is also important. Below, check out some vaccine sites across the US available for appointments, according to their websites.

Many states are still in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution. Each state has its own set of eligibility requirements for who can get the vaccine right now.

Residents should double-check requirements and their eligibility before going to a vaccine site. For a location in your state, check out this list from the CDC: https://vaccinefinder.org/

Jackson, Mississippi 

Hinds County: Smith Wills Stadium 1200 Lakeland Drive Jackson, Mississippi 
Check out a full list of locations here: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420,976.html#drive

Memphis, Tennessee 

Cordova/Old Appling Inspection Station 
2355 Appling City Cove Memphis, TN 38133 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program Warehouse
1020 South Bellevue Memphis, TN 38106

Check out a full list of locations by clicking here

Houston, Texas

NRG Park 
1 NRG Park Houston, TX 77054

Check out a full list of locations here: http://www.houstontx.gov/health/NewsReleases/houston-health-department-expands-covid-19-vaccine-waitlist.html

New York City, New York

Walgreens/Duane Reade
1915 Third Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10029

AdvantageCare Physicians 
215 W 125th St
Manhattan, NY 10027

Rite Aid Pharmacy 
950 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459

Montefiore Family Health Center
1 Fordham Plaza, 5th Floor 
Bronx, NY 10458 

Walgreens/Duane Reade
1559 Flatbush Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 11210 

NYC Health Dept.- Crown Heights Clinic 
1218 Prospect Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11213 

Walgreens/Duane Reade 
159-34 Jamaica Ave 
Queens, NY 11432 

Empire Outlets 
55 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301 

Metro Community Health Center
2324 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303 

Find the closest location to you here: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/locations

Los Angeles, California 

El Sereno Recreation Center 
4721 Klamath St 
Los Angeles, CA 90032

St. Johns Compton Health Center 
2115 N Wilmington Ave
Compton, CA 90222

A full list of LA vaccine sites can be found here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/

Oakland, California 

Vaccines here are distributed using a tier system and residents should submit a form to get notified of their turn. Find the form here.

Detroit, Michigan

Vaccines here are by appointment only. Residents who qualify for the vaccine should check their eligibility and call 313-230-0505 Monday through Friday between 9a.m. - 6p.m.

Check out this website for the latest information: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/detroit-health-department/programs-and-services/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-latest-updates

New Orleans, Louisiana

Residents should join the citywide waitlist by calling 311 or online here.
For the latest on New Orleans vaccination distribution, click here.

Washington, D.C.

Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20060

Community of Hope Health Center

Check out a full of locations here: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc

Atlanta, Georgia 

Fulton County Board of Health Sites 

Aviation Cultural Center 
3900 Aviation Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30336

Mercedes Benz Stadium
1 AMB Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 

A full list of locations in Georgia can be found here: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site

Pine Bluff, Arkansas 

Jefferson Regional Medical Center 
1600 West 40th Avenue Pine Bluff, AR 71603 
Join the Waitlist here: https://www.jrmc.org/covid-19-vaccination-waiting-list/

Hampton, Virginia

Victoria Center 
3130 Victoria Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23661-1588 
A full list of sites can found here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/hampton/contact-us/

Miami, Florida 

Hard Rock Stadium  
Appointments are required, call 1-888-499-0840 or TTY 1-888-256-8918
Online Registration available by clicking here
A full list of sites can be found here

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Join the Waitlist here: https://mecklenburgcounty.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVCxYECHtPu5ajI
Schedule an Appointment here: https://starmed.care

Baltimore, Maryland 

Baltimore Convention Center 
Request an Appointment here: https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine/get-vaccine/baltimore-convention-center-vaccine

Dallas, Texas

Baylor University Medical Center: 1-844-279-8222 or https://www.bswhealth.com/covid-vaccine
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center: https://dallascityhall.com/Pages/Coronavirus-Vaccine-Information.aspx
Parkland Hospital: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php

A full list of Dallas sites can be found here: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Birmingham, Alabama 

Vaccines available by appointment only. Schedule online here: uabmedicinevaccine.org
UAB Hospital Highlands Parking Deck 

Hoover Met Complex
100 Ben Chapman Drive Hoover, AL 35244

Parker High School 
400 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd Birmingham, AL 35204 

The COVID-19 vaccines are starting to become available across the country, and the Black Information Network wants to know if you plan to get vaccinated. Have you already gotten the vaccine? And what are your thoughts on the vaccine? Let us know! 

ClickHEREto take our survey. You can also take the survey on your cell phone by dialing #250 and saying the keyword RADIO SURVEY. You’ll have the option to receive a one-time auto-dialed text message from iHeartMedia.

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