Ward 7 and District residents can now access vaccinations, booster shots, take-home rapid tests and the new self-administered PCR test — all in one place! For more information about the new COVID Centers visit: http://coronavirus.dc.gov/covidcenters.
DC faith and community-based organizations are now able to schedule vaccine clinics for DC residents through the District's Vaccine Exchange Program!
DC Health and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) recently announced the launch of a new program that connects District organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations as well as District employers, with vaccine providers that can assist with providing COVID-19 vaccinations to large groups in the community or workplace.
Through the Vaccine Exchange Program, organizations are now able to submit requests for a vaccine clinic and vaccine providers are able to accept those requests and schedule clinics.
The Vaccine Exchange Program, clinics can accommodate groups of individuals from community groups, employers or groups of individuals. The clinics can take place indoors or outdoors. Vaccine clinic operations generally require use of three distinct spaces for the following functions: check-in, vaccine administration, and post-vaccination observation. All spaces must allow for social distancing to be maintained.
Organizations interested in offering a vaccination clinic can submit a request here. User guides for the portals are available for organizations and vaccine providers.
Five to eleven year-olds can now be vaccinated against COVID-19. This is great news for keeping our kids safe from a deadly virus and making it safe for in-person learning!
Information about vaccine availability can be found at vaccines.gov. Ward 7 and District residents will also have access to pop-up sites established by the DC Department of Health specifically for children 5-11 year olds. Community groups who want to set up pop-ups in their communities can make a request through vaccineexchange.dc.gov to connect with local vaccine providers.
Below is a schedule highlighting the District’s vaccination sites in Ward 7 for 5-11 years olds: