Bowser Situational Briefing: New Group Eligible for Vaccination Starting Today

Bowser Situational Briefing:  New Group Eligible for Vaccination Starting Today

by Larry Janezich

Posted February 18, 2021

Mayor Bowser held a Situational Briefing today and announced two new groups eligible to sign up for vaccinations. 

The first group becomes eligible today at 6:00pm in certain zip codes along with those who are 65 and/or are members of an eligible workforce group.  Tomorrow the new group will be added to those 65 and/or are members of an eligible workforce group living anywhere in the city.  Those in the new group include: grocery store workers, Health and Human services outreach workers, workers in manufacturing, and those in food production.

This week the Thursday and Friday sign up portals and phone lines open at 6:00pm – next week they will open at 9:00am, and alternate by week thereafter.  The Call Center Number is 855 – 363 – 0333.  The website is

The second group will become eligible on Monday, March 1.  This is 1C Tier 1 – those from 16 to 64 with qualifying medical conditions.  Those conditions include:

  • Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other Chronic Lung Disease.
  • Bone Marrow and Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Conditions, such as Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, or Cardiomyopathies
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • Immunocompromised State
  • Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Liver Disease
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Obesity, MBI – 30 kg/m2
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe Genetic Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia

Those signing up will self-attest when registering.  Documentation from a health care provider will not be required. 

Asked about the eligibility for postal workers who were originally between the grocery workers and those with medical conditions, Bowser said the city is hoping to arrange vaccinations for them through FEMA along with other federal employees. 

For additional details on Bowser’s presentation, including a complete list of those DC is now vaccinating, go here:

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