DC Mayor: 16+ Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

DC Mayor: 16+ Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

With All DC Residents 16+ Becoming Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine on April 19, Mayor Bowser Asks All DC Residents to Pre-Register for an Appointment

Washington, DC (STL.News) This week, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced that beginning Monday, April 19, all DC residents 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington, DC.  To ensure that DC is able to get the vaccine out as efficiently as possible, the Mayor is calling on all DC residents to pre-register for a vaccination appointment by going to vaccinate.dc.gov or calling 1-855-363-0333.  Since the pre-registration system launched, approximately 66,349 individuals have already pre-registered, received an invitation, and booked an appointment.  To date, approximately 192,286 individuals have pre-registered for and are awaiting an appointment.

Individuals who previously pre-registered for an appointment through the portal and who have already received their vaccination elsewhere can email vaccinatedc@dc.gov or call 1-855-363-0333 to have their information removed from the pre-registration list.

Eligible DC residents are also reminded of other ways to make an appointment, including:

  • Directly through their health care provider
  • Veterans and veteran spouses can get vaccinated through the VA Medical Center and can learn more by calling (202) 745-4342
  • DC residents 65 and older, teachers and school staff, child care workers, and health care workers can book appointments through the CVS site (when appointments are available)

Upcoming special initiatives include a Faith in the Vaccine clinic at Shrine of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday, April 14 and Saturday, April 17. 

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