(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.
Jessica Morales, Principal, Bancroft Elementary School
Patrick Ashley, Sr. Deputy Director at DC Health
Bancroft Elementary School (School Gymnasium)
1755 Newton Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Today, November 9, 2021 at 4 pm
Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].