DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement that COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available every Monday at noon and 7 pm for employees of licensed child care providers, as well as those who work in person for independent or charter schools in the District.
In order to make appointments, eligible residents who provide registration information will receive an email from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), and they will have access to the One Medical portal.
Around 2,000 child care and school staff have already been inoculated through One Medical.
In addition, DC Health has a pilot initiative called “Faith in the Vaccine,” through which the city’s faith community will provide the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible DC residents.
“DC Health is working with the Leadership Council for Healthy Communities and the Black Coalition Against COVID to further engage the faith-based community with the goal of spreading the word about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine and supporting residents in getting vaccinated,” said a release from the Mayor’s Office.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church will be part of the initiative by hosting two vaccine clinics. A total of 200 District residents will get vaccinated at the clinics, according to DC Health. The Department is currently working with the church to pre-register residents as no walk-up appointments will be accepted.
Other populations currently eligible for receiving the vaccine in DC are:
- Individuals who work in health care settings
- Members of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
- Residents of long-term and intermediate care facilities and residents of community residential facilities/group homes
- DC residents who are 65 years old and older
- Individuals experiencing homelessness
- Members of the Metropolitan Police Department
- Personnel responsible for “continuity of the District Government”
- Teachers and staff who are, or will be, working in person at a traditional or public charter school