CVS Partners with District to Provide COVID Vaccinations

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On Wednesday, Mar. 24, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced a new partnership with three CVS pharmacies that will focus on vaccinating teachers and school staff, child care workers, health care workers, and DC residents 65 and older.

Eligible individuals will still pre-register through vaccinate.dc.gov, but will be directed to schedule their appointment directly through the CVS website.

Over the next 7 to 10 days, 3,510 doses will be made available for this partnership. Two of the CVS pharmacies are in Ward 7 and one is in Ward 5.

Since the pre-registration system launched, approximately 28,236 individuals have already pre-registered, received an invitation, and booked an appointment. To date, approximately 202,824 individuals have pre-registered for and are awaiting an appointment.

At this time, all residents and District workers who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register, regardless of current eligibility.

This week, DC is receiving 27,140 doses of vaccine. 14,400 doses are allocated to appointments made through vaccinate.dc.gov; 5,610 doses to hospitals and health centers; and 7,130 doses to special initiatives, including the CVS partnership.

Beginning next week, the week of March 29, all essential workers in Phase 1C Tier 2 will become eligible for the vaccine. This includes individuals working in non-public transit transportation services (i.e. for hire vehicles, ride share); individuals working in logistics/delivery/courier services; and essential employees working in media and mass communications. All essential workers must be working in person in Washington, DC.

Last week, to make the pre-registration system more accessible, a Google Translate widget was added to the site. Additionally, guides were uploaded that explain the pre-registration process; those guides are available in English, Spanish, Amharic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese (simplified).

With the new pre-registration system, individuals can register online at any time on any day via vaccinate.dc.gov.

Register by phone by calling the call center at 1-855-363-0333, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.