Last, Wednesday, Mar. 17, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced that all DC residents are now able to preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine through the District’s portal.
While not all residents are eligible to receive the vaccine at this moment, the system will select those eligible to book appointments as eligibility expands.
This online registration system will ask residents for identifying medical information so the system can assigned an appointment to the resident when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.
After registration, individuals will then wait for a call, text or email to register for their appointment (you get to pick which method).
The waiting period could last for days, weeks or months depending on an individual’s risk factors and eligibility. Everyone who registers is guaranteed a vaccine at some point in the future.
To preregister for a vaccine appointment, DC residents and employees can visit coronavirus.dc.gov or call (855-363-0333).
Sarah Payne is a History and Neuroscience student at The University of Michigan interning with HillRag. She writes for and serves as an assistant news editor for Michigan’s student newspaper, The Michigan Daily. You can reach her at email@example.com.