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Washington, DC to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Teens Within Weeks

All residents of Washington, D.C. aged 16 and over will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within weeks, according to the city’s mayor. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Monday that all Washingtonians aged 16 and over will be eligible for the vaccine on April 19, while certain categories of workers will qualify for the jab a week prior. Essential workers who fall under the city’s Phase 1C tier three category will become eligible on April 12. This covers essential employees of higher education institutions—colleges, trade schools, and universities, people working in construction, essential employees working in information technology and federal agencies, and individuals working in commercial and residential property management. Bowser said all Washingtonians should pre-register now to schedule their shots. The new vaccine eligibility guidelines follow a situational update on Monday, in which Bowser announced that more than 162,000 Washington residents have been partially or fully vaccinated against COVID-19, …

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