Mayor Bowser’s Situational Briefing on Monday, February 1
by Larry Janezich
Posted February 1, 2021
Mayor Bowser held a situational briefing Monday afternoon. Here are the main COVID take-aways:
- 10,975 doses of the vaccine will be delivered to DC this week. (8,775 last week)
- 83,125 doses have been delivered to DC and 62,219 have been administered. The difference is the number of vaccines for scheduled appointments.
- The doses received by the city are split three ways every week, as follows: 1) Portal and call center, 2) Health care providers and hospitals and community health centers, 3) Special populations – essential employees, seniors living at home or in senior residential buildings, teachers, MPD, FEMS, and DDS populations.
- Licensed child care providers and teachers and staff of independent schools in DC are eligible to schedule appointments this week when the portal opens.
- All DCPS teachers and staff have been offered the vaccine. Approximately 3100 teachers and staff have received the first dose.
- 22.8% of the 86,000 individuals over 65 have been vaccinated.
- Vaccinations lag in Wards 5, 7, and 8. Vaccine confidence appears to be a leading factor.
- On Thursday morning at 9:00am priority zip codes in Wards 5, 7, and 8 will be eligible to schedule appointments.
- The city has 200 people taking calls to assist residents with making appointments. Here’s the Vaccination portal number 855-363-0333.
- According to the CDC, the second dose may be administered up to 42 days after the first dose.
- The city is not using second doses to vaccinate more people with their first dose.
- If you receive any messages or calls about the private sale of a vaccine, report this as an illegal scam. Report a scam to MPD: (202) 727-4159.
You can watch the situational update here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lDxLpmOwlaxm