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All DC Residents 16+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

As of Monday, April 12, all DC residents aged 16 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine. To preregister for a vaccine appointment, DC residents and employees can visit coronavirus.dc.gov or call (855-363-0333).

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and DC Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt encouraged all residents to pre-register –and help friends and neighbors do so– during the April 12 Situational Update.

Vaccine and Public Health Metrics 

Over 185,000 DC residents have received their first dose of the vaccine. Bowser noted that metrics of community engagement and hospitalization rates have been on the decline and thanked residents for their efforts to stop the spread.

“I want to thank DC residents for continuing to respond to DC contract tracers and for continuing to follow social distancing, masking and good hand hygiene to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Bowser said.

Faith in the Vaccine Clinics

To date, nearly 3,000 Washingtonians have been vaccinated through DC’s Faith in the Vaccine program. DC Health partners with faith-based organizations through the program to administer doses to residents who might not otherwise be reached.

This week, Shrine of the Sacred Heart (3211 Sacred Heart Way) will host clinics on Wednesday April 14 and Saturday April 17. Next week, the same location will host clinics Thursday April 22 and Saturday April 24.

The following week, St. Luke’s Catholic Church (4925 E Capitol St. SE) will host clinics on Wednesday April 28 and Thursday April 29.

Vaccine clinics will be hosted on Friday April 30 and Saturday May 1 at Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church (6100 Georgia Ave. NW).

Sarah Payne is a History and Neuroscience student at The University of Michigan interning with HillRag. She writes for and serves as an assistant news editor for Michigan’s student newspaper, The Michigan Daily. You can reach her at sarahp@hillrag.com. 

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