DC makes more COVID-19 vaccination appointments available for certain groups

The D.C. Department of Health announced that more than 2,000 additional appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available for residents who are at higher risk of coronavirus infection starting Thursday morning.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, “2,235 additional vaccination appointments will be made available for District residents who are 65 years of age and older and/or health care workers and who live in priority ZIP codes,” the government said in an announcement.

Priority ZIP codes are in areas of D.C. that have been more harshly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly in Wards 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

The following ZIP codes are considered high priority: 20001, 20002, 20009, 20010, 20011, 20012, 20015, 20017, 20018, 20019, 20020, 20030, 20032, 20039, 20040, 20056, 20059, 20060, 20064, 20223, 20242, 20260, 20306, 20317, 20340, 20373, 20375, 20422, 20441, 20509, 20542 and 20593.

D.C. said residents should sign up for an appointment quickly because demand is very high.

Appointments can be secured online. Residents who don’t have internet access can schedule an appointment by calling the District’s hotline at (855) 363-0333 after 9 a.m. Thursday.

On Friday, 740 more appointments will be made available to D.C. residents age 65 and older, or who work in a health care setting in the District.

D.C. said demand for the vaccines in the District is much higher than the supply currently being made available from the federal government.

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Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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