DC teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccine before in-person learning restart

D.C. public school teachers will start to get the coronavirus vaccine Monday, a week before thousands of students return for in-person learning.

Teachers and support staff at D.C. public schools who are already reporting in-person or who will return to classrooms next week are first in line to receive the vaccine.

The school system is partnering with Children’s National Hospital to give the shots at Dunbar High School.

Public schoolteachers and staff not eligible to participate during this phase will be vaccinated starting Feb. 1.

Currently, 79 D.C. public schools are offering in-person instruction to about 1,000 students.

Close to 4,000 additional students plan to return to the classroom on Feb. 1.

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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.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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