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Children’s National Hospital to Vaccinate Eligible Residents Ages 16+


Children’s National Hospital in Northwest Washington will administer COVID-19 vaccine doses to certain groups of District residents who have chronic conditions and are ages 16 and older.

Those eligible for vaccination at the hospital are residents with a chronic condition associated with severe COVID-19 infection who are patients (aged over 16) at Children’s National or HSC Health Care System.

In addition, individuals at the ages of 16 and 17 who are seen at other hospitals for a chronic condition linked to high risk of severe coronavirus infection are able to be inoculated at the facility.

In order to schedule an appointment for vaccination, eligible individuals need to receive an invitation, after they sign up for a waitlist.

The hospital will be giving them the vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech.

“If your child has a chronic condition that would lead to a severe case of COVID-19, you will receive an invitation to make an appointment,” the hospital wrote on its website.

The hospital also noted that its vaccine supply is “very limited.”

To put together a list for invitations, the hospital identified patients with at least one chronic condition (associated with higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, based on CDC guidelines). Eligible patients will receive text messages.

Individuals aged 16-17 with such chronic conditions and are not patients of Children’s National or HSC may register for the waitlist here. (If the waitlist is closed, you can try the next day.)

Children younger than 16 do not qualify for receiving the vaccine as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved vaccines for that population.


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