COVID MASKS UPDATE
Effective Saturday, July 31, 2021, all people 2 years and older will be required to wear masks indoors, no matter their vaccine status. This updated guidance is in response to a significant increase in the daily COVID case rate.
COVID VACCINE UPDATE
The Mayor announced new incentive programs to help vaccinate District youths. Between 10 AM and 4 PM this Saturday, August 7th, Families can walk up with no appointment to claim their child’s free COVID-19 vaccine. All DC youths age 12 to 17 being vaccinated can receive a $51 Visa gift card or an Air pod (as long as the ipods are available at these locations). In additions, DC high school students age 18 to 21 can also receive the $51 Visa gift card.
All the above students will be eligible for 4 weekly drawing that will provide students with a chance to receive an iPad (8 winner each week) or a $25,000 college scholarship (2 winners/week).
The vaccinations will be at the following Middle Schools this Saturday:
Brookland Middle School 1150 Michigan Avenue, NE
Sousa Middle School 3650 Ely Place SE
Johnson Middle School 1400 Bruce Place SE
Parents/guardians will also receive a $51 gift card for each child they bring to get their first vaccination at any of the three schools. Johnson Middle School. More details on vaccine locations, incentives, and prizes for youths can be found at vaccines.gov
You can find a full list of places to get vaccinated at vaccines.gov
WALKUP VACCINATION SITES: (Ages 12 and up)
DC Residents who are 12 and older, show proof of their residency, and receive their first dose of the vaccine at the three location below can receive a $51 Visa gift card. Vaccine buddies can also receive a $51 Visa gift card at these sites for helping unvaccinated friends, family, and neighbors get vaccinated. (Note: Parents/guardians will receive a $51 gift card for each child they bring to be vaccinated.
1. Anacostia High School: Tuesday thru Thursday: 11 AM to 7 PM ———Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM
2. Ida B. Wells Middle School: Wednesday thru Saturday: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
3. Dorthy Height Library: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 AM to 6 PM —–Thursday 12 PM to 6 PM ———Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM
All DC youths who get vaccinated or who have already been vaccinated will also be eligible to win an iPad or a college scholarship worth $25,000.
Also, 135 schools –all public schools that serve students between the ages of 12 and 17 – will also receive microgrants to fund their own events and prizes for their students who have also been vaccinated.
Required Pediatric Immunizations
This week, the District government
announced that all children 2 years and older will be required to wear a mask during in-person education at schools. There are also a number of pediatric immunization requirements for incoming students as well as some updated guidances for schools based on dC Health and CDC guidelines. Families are encouraged to go vaccinate.dc.gov to book reservations for their children to be vaccinated. vaccinate.dc.gov
Find other opportunities to get vaccinated today, including at pharmacies and clinics across all eight wards, at vaccines.gov
Can’t leave your home? Call 1-855-363-0333 and we’ll come to you!
For any questions regarding the vaccine program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clinics for Residents Ages 12-18
DC Health will continue to provide targeted vaccination opportunities to the community, beginning with these new vaccine clinics at six DC Public Schools. The clinics are open to all District youth, not just DCPS students. As adjustments are made to vaccination sites, residents are also reminded that they can find opportunities to claim their free COVID-19 vaccine, including at pharmacies and clinics across all eight wards, by going to vaccines.gov.
The initial schedule for school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics is listed below. Additional dates and opportunities are expected to be added throughout the summer, and the most recent and current schedule will be posted here.
Consent policies vary by provider, and the DCPS vaccine clinics will be operated by multiple providers. Students and families can call ahead to learn more about the consent policy at a specific site.