DC vaccination campaign expanding to people with some medical conditions March 1

The District’s campaign to vaccinate residents against the novel coronavirus will expand to people from a number of age groups who have qualifying medical conditions – such as asthma, hypertension, or HIV – on March 1.

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The new phase will cover people between the ages of 16 and 64-years-old.

Other conditions that will qualify people for the vaccine include cancer, COPD, bone marrow transplants, chronic kidney diseases, congenital heart disease, diabetes mellitus, previous heart failures, liver disease and obesity – among others.

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After a massive spike last spring, the District saw its COVID-19 metrics steadily decline, until another spike around the holidays.

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On Thursday, the District had expanded the categories of people eligible for the vaccine to include grocery store workers, health and human services and social services outreach, manufacturing, and food packaging.