From the town hall:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health, led by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, announced that from Thursday, February 25, DC residents with qualified medical conditions will have the right to book vaccinations through vaccination.dc.gov or by call the Coronavirus District Call Center.
DC residents aged 16-64 with qualified medical conditions will be able to receive the vaccine on March 1; the scheduled meetings on thursday and friday will be for next week. Qualifying medical conditions include:
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases; Bone marrow and hard organ transplantation; Crab; Cerebrovascular disease; Chronic kidney disease; Congenital heart disease; Diabetes; Heart disease, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies; HIV; Hypertension; Immunocompromised state; Hereditary metabolic disorders; Intellectual and developmental disabilities; Liver disease; Neurological conditions; Obesity, BMI ≥ 30 kg / m2; Pregnancy; Severe genetic disorders; Sickle cell disease; and Thalassemia.
Residents who are unsure whether they qualify for a vaccine based on a qualified medical condition should contact their healthcare provider.
At that time, meetings booked through the portal and the call center are open to persons aged 18 and over. The Children’s National Hospital will serve as an access point for 16- and 17-year-olds with qualified medical conditions. Information on how parents or guardians can schedule meetings with the Children’s National will be presented next week.
On Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m., approximately 4,350 vaccination appointments will be provided to DC residents who live with priority zip codes and are 65 or older, have a qualified medical condition, and / or are eligible members. work force.
Priority zip codes are focused in sections 5, 7 and 8 and include: 20422, 20011, 20017, 20018, 20002, 20001, 20019, 20020, 20032, 20593. Priority zip codes include areas of the city where residents are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including number of cases and deaths. Wards 5, 7 and 8 are given priority as they have the lowest percentage of residents aged 65 and over who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
On Friday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m., DC Health will provide approximately 4,350 additional appointments for all District residents who are 65 years of age or older, have a qualified medical condition, and / or are members of an eligible group of workers (these appointments are also available to workers who live outside DC but work in the field).
DC Public Schools (DCPS) teachers and staff who work in person or will work in person and have not been vaccinated at Dunbar vaccination clinics have been instructed on how to get vaccinated through One Medical. As of this week, childcare staff, as well as teachers and staff working in person at DCPS or a charter or independent school in DC, can also book an appointment through Vaccine.dc.gov or the Call Center.
As of this week, the following populations are already eligible for the vaccine in Washington, DC: people working in health facilities; members of the Fire and Emergency Medical Aid Department; residents of long-term and intermediate care facilities and residents of public housing facilities / group homes; Residents of DC who are 65 years of age or older; homeless people; members of the Sofia Police Department; Continuity of the staff of the regional government; Employees and residents of the Ministry of Corrections; teachers and staff who work or will work in person at a traditional or public charter school; child workers and teachers and staff in independent schools in DC; persons working in a grocery store; outreach workers in health, human and social services; persons working in the production; persons working in food packaging; Residents of DC from 16 to 64 years with qualified medical conditions. “