DC expands vaccine access to grocery-store workers, social services

The District is expanding COVID-19 vaccination access to more people today – including grocery store workers.

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On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that vaccinations would now be available to "individuals who work in a grocery store setting, health and human services and social services outreach, manufacturing, and food packaging."

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District health officials say the category for grocery workers covers those who work in large grocery stores, as well as convenience stores or bodegas.

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People who fall into those categories will be able to register for an appointment beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday. 

The vaccinations are currently available only to people 65 years old and older and members of an eligible workforce group. 

To register, or to find more information, click here.