Several DC public schools open vaccine clinics for students

Anyone 12 and older will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at several D.C. public schools starting Tuesday.

D.C. Public Schools announced that walk-in vaccination clinics will open at Anacostia High School, Eastern High School, Luke C. Moore High School and Ida B. Wells Middle School Monday through Saturday.

Each clinic has its own operating hours. For the address and hours of each individual clinic, check the D.C. Public Schools’ website.

The school system is recommending all residents 12 and over get vaccinated.

“The science is clear: Vaccines are the single most effective tool we have to stop the spread of the coronavirus,” said schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee. “To help meet our commitment to fully reopen schools for every student, every day in the fall, it is our responsibility as a community to get vaccinated, including our middle school and high school students.”

Along with the school clinics, the District’s high school athletics association is teaming up with D.C. Health for a special clinic for area student-athletes, coaches and officials can get vaccinated on Saturday, June 5.

The District of Columbia State Athletic Association’s Vaccination Day will occur on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eastern High School. Students between the ages of 14 or 15 years old must have a parent or guardian with them at the site to receive a vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only available option for kids between 12 and 17, and those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form before receiving their dose.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not being required to attend school in the District this fall, although all childhood vaccinations must be up to date to attend, the school system said.

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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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