Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,
We know many members of our community are closely following developments related to vaccine eligibility and availability in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. As we shared with you in our message on January 27, each state has its own vaccine supply and determines who is eligible to be vaccinated in their state. We are writing today to provide an update about the District of Columbia’s vaccine distribution process.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that, starting the week of March 1, DC residents who are 16 to 64 years old with qualifying medical conditions will become eligible to be vaccinated. We encourage you to review DC’s list of qualifying medical conditions, which is included on slide 10 of Mayor Bowser’s presentation.
People who are 16 to 64 years old with an underlying medical condition also are eligible to be vaccinated in Virginia. Please refer to the Virginia Department of Health website for more information.
We urge any member of the Georgetown community who is eligible to be vaccinated to take advantage of vaccination opportunities provided through your healthcare provider, or state or local government. Please note that each municipality may have different eligibility phases and requirements.
University employees who do not live in the District and who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated in DC due to their job duties should consult the vaccination distribution plan of their state of residence to determine whether they may be eligible for vaccination in that state under a different category.
For additional information, please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccines web page we have created.
In addition to getting vaccinated when eligible, please remain vigilant in following all health and safety guidance, including wearing a mask, keeping at least six feet apart, avoiding indoor social gatherings, respecting quarantine requirements and meeting testing commitments.
Thank you for your flexibility, resilience and dedication to our community’s safety over the course of the pandemic. It is critical that Every Hoya Everywhere do their part to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine, Interim Chief Public Health Officer