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D.C. Targets Churches, Child Care Workers in New Vaccine Initiatives

Two new coronavirus vaccination campaigns launched in D.C. aim to speed up inoculation efforts by focusing on churches and child care centers.

One campaign will set up vaccination appointments every Monday at noon and 7 p.m. for people who are employed by licensed child care providers or at independent or charter schools, WTOP reported.

The mayor’s office, the city health department and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education will work on the campaign. Eligible workers for the campaign will get an email from OSSE that contains registration information that can be utilized to sign up for vaccination.

For the other campaign, “Faith in the Vaccine,” the health department will work with the Leadership Council for Healthy Communities and the Black Coalition Against COVID to drum up support for the vaccine among the faith community, WTOP reported.

As part of the initiative, the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church will host two appointment-only vaccination clinics, WTOP reported.

As of Monday, D.C. has administered 67,688, or about 72%, of its 94,100 available vaccine doses, according to the city government.

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