From the Mayors Office:
” Today, Mayor Bowser and DC Health are revealing a new partnership to bring on 3 CVS drug stores that will focus on immunizing instructors and school personnel, kid care employees, health care employees, and DC homeowners 65 and older. Eligible people will still pre-register through vaccinate.dc.gov, but will be directed to schedule their consultation straight through the CVS site.
Considering that the pre-registration system released, around 28,236 people have already pre-registered, got an invitation, and booked a consultation. To date, roughly 202,824 people have pre-registered for and are waiting for an appointment. At this time, all residents and District workers who are not yet vaccinated are motivated to pre-register, no matter present eligibility.
Today, DC is receiving 27,140 dosages of vaccine– 14,400 doses for vaccinate.dc.gov; 5,610 doses for hospitals and health centers; and 7,130 doses for unique initiatives (including the CVS collaboration).
Starting next week, the week of March 29, all essential employees in Phase 1C Tier 2 will end up being qualified for the vaccine. This consists of individuals operating in non-public transit transport services (i.e. for hire cars, flight share); people working in logistics/delivery/courier services; and necessary employees working in media and mass interactions. All vital employees must be operating in individual in Washington, DC.
Last week, to make the pre-registration system more available, a Google Translate widget was included to the site. In addition, guides were submitted that discuss the pre-registration process; those guides are offered in English, Spanish, Amharic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese (streamlined).
With the new pre-registration system, people can register online at any time on any day through vaccinate.dc.gov, or register by phone by calling the call center at 1-855-363-0333, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Language translation services are available through the call. Call center personnel are likewise able to take calls from 711, a totally free video relay service from the FCC that allows individuals to sign with a hearing interpreter who is then talking on the phone with a call taker.
Currently, eligible people consist of: DC locals 65 and older; DC residents 18-64 with a certifying medical condition; and members of an eligible labor force. In-person workers who became eligible this week consist of: personnel working in courts and people offering legal services; frontline staff members of public (mass) transit; staff members of the U.S. Postal Service; personnel working in food service; essential employees in regional federal government agencies; essential staff members of public energies; vital staff members in health, human, and social services organizations/agencies who were not immunized as outreach workers; people working in industrial and domestic property upkeep and ecological services.
Weekly, invites are sent out:
Thursdays by 10:00 a.m.Sundays by 10:00 a.m.And, only if any visits still need to be filled, Tuesdays by 10:00 a.m.
Anyone who signs up by 11:59 p.m. tonight and who is presently qualified for the vaccine in DC will become part of the randomized choice process tomorrow early morning. When invitations head out, people have 48 hours to book their visit. If an individual does not reserve their appointment, their name will go back in the pre-registration system (after three unanswered invites a person will need to sign up in the system once again).
Qualified people are selected through a procedure that randomizes those who have actually pre-registered, according to the following breakdown:
20% go to DC homeowners in top priority postal code who are 65 and older20% go to DC locals in any postal code who are 65 and older20% go to DC homeowners in top priority zip codes who are 18-64 with a certifying medical condition20% go to DC homeowners in any postal code who 18-64 with a certifying medical condition10% go to DC citizens in priority postal code who are members of a qualified labor force who are 18 and older10% go to members of an eligible workforce who are 18 and older, despite home address
The current list of priority zip codes consists of: 20422, 20011, 20017, 20018, 20002, 20003, 20019, 20020, 20032, 20593. Priority zip codes are figured out by recognizing areas where locals have actually been disproportionately burdened by COVID-19 and locations that are lagging in COVID-19 vaccination protection.
Mayor Bowsers 3 operating principles for the new registration system are: 1) a fair distribution of the vaccine; 2) a consistent scheduling cadence so residents know what to expect; and 3) a shared obligation, across our community, to get people pre-registered.
Certifying medical conditions include: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other Chronic Lung Disease; Bone Marrow and Solid Organ Transplantation; Cancer; Cerebrovascular Disease; Chronic Kidney Disease; Congenital Heart Disease; Diabetes Mellitus; Heart Conditions, such as Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, or Cardiomyopathies; HIV; Hypertension; Immunocompromised State; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Liver Disease; Neurologic Conditions; Obesity, BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2; Pregnancy; Severe Genetic Disorders; Sickle Cell Disease; and Thalassemia. Residents who are uncertain whether they receive the vaccine based upon a certifying medical condition needs to call their healthcare company.
At this time, individuals 18 years old and older should pre-register through vaccinate.dc.gov or the Districts call. District homeowners who are 16 or 17 years of age and have a qualifying medical condition and are not an existing client of Childrens National Hospital or HSC, can pre-register for a vaccination at Childrens National Hospital by following the link published on coronavirus.dc.gov/ vaccine.
DC still requires more vaccine, and we will continue to advocate for additional dosages so that we can conserve lives and satisfy the need of our community.”
Qualified people will still pre-register through vaccinate.dc.gov, but will be directed to arrange their visit directly through the CVS site. This consists of people working in non-public transit transport services (i.e. for hire vehicles, ride share); people working in logistics/delivery/courier services; and vital workers working in media and mass interactions. Currently, eligible individuals consist of: DC homeowners 65 and older; DC residents 18-64 with a qualifying medical condition; and members of a qualified workforce. In-person workers who ended up being eligible this week consist of: personnel working in individuals and courts supplying legal services; frontline workers of public (mass) transit; workers of the U.S. Postal Service; staff working in food service; vital employees in local federal government agencies; essential workers of public energies; vital staff members in health, human, and social services organizations/agencies who were not immunized as outreach workers; people working in domestic and industrial residential or commercial property maintenance and ecological services. If an individual does not schedule their consultation, their name will go back in the pre-registration system (after three unanswered invites an individual will need to register in the system once again).