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DCPS Opens Its Doors to Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children 5-11 Years Old

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

(Washington, DC) Today, November 9 at 4 pm, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and DC Health will host a media availability at Bancroft Elementary School, one of the District's 30 pop-up pediatric vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11. The site is open to all District children ages 5-11, not just DCPS students. There will be approximately 200 doses available on a first come, first served basis.

The pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. District parents and guardians now have the option to bring their children to afterschool pop-up clinics across all eight wards to receive their first dose of the vaccine.

Parents who are unable to bring their child will have the option to print and sign a form allowing a trusted family member to accompany their child to the pop-up vaccine clinics. The trusted family member should bring the printed forms along with a photo ID.

Members of the media will be allowed to tour the pop-up clinic at Bancroft and speak with a DC Health representative and school leadership while District families bring their children to receive the first dose of the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Who:

Jessica Morales, Principal, Bancroft Elementary School
Patrick Ashley, Sr. Deputy Director at DC Health

Where:

Bancroft Elementary School (School Gymnasium)
1755 Newton Street NW
Washington, DC 20010 

When:

Today, November 9, 2021 at 4 pm

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].