The following groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine:
- Individuals who work in health care settings;
- Members of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department;
- Residents of long-term and intermediate care facilities and residents of community residential facilities/group homes;
- DC residents who are 65 years old and older;
- Individuals experiencing homelessness;
- Members of the Metropolitan Police Department;
- Personnel responsible for Continuity of District Government;
- Teachers and staff who are, or will be, working in person at a traditional or public charter school;
- Licensed Child Care Providers;
- Teachers and Staff of Independent Schools in DC;
- Department of Corrections Employees;
- Grocery Store Workers;
- Health and Human Services and Social Services Outreach Workers; and
- Manufacturing and Food Packaging Workers.
Individuals aged 16-64 with qualifying medical conditions are also elgibile. Qualifying 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 unsure whether they qualify for the vaccine based on a qualifying medical condition should contact their health care provider.
DC Veterans aged 65 and older may be able to get vaccinated and should visit https://www.washingtondc.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp or call 202-745-8000 for more information.