District of Columbia Housing Authority Partners with DC Health to Vaccinate Senior Residents

Date Published: 
January 28th, 2021

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's website:

The District of Columbia Housing Authority staff is partnering with D.C. Department of Health and community health partners to vaccinate senior citizens living in DCHA properties beginning this week.

“DCHA’s partnership with DC Health to assist in the equitable rollout of this life-saving vaccine to COVID-19 is another way this agency is working with the city to ensure the health and safety of our elder customers,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “The senior population is most susceptible to this virus and we want to do everything possible to protect them. Bringing medical staff directly to our seniors to administer this highly effective vaccine safely in their own communities is an easy way to eliminate any barriers or health disparities in serving this vulnerable population.”

DCHA’s community navigators, property management team, and resident council leadership conduct outreach to seniors letting them know when the medical staff will be onsite and to register seniors for the vaccinations. Once onsite, the community health partners manage capacity, as well as monitor and track those people who have been vaccinated. The pilot will continue through February.

Read more on DCHA's website. 

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