CommunityCoronavirusCovid-19

D.C. Ups Incentives to Youth for COVID Vaccinations

The D.C. government is offering several new incentives for enticing younger residents to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations.

Beginning Saturday, the incentives aimed at youth ages 12-17, who will receive a $51 Visa gift card, will also make them eligible to win a $25,000 college scholarship and an iPad, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office. Currently, about 25% of all eligible D.C. youth, or about 8,100 young people, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The shots will be available from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. at Brookland Middle School in Northeast and Sousa Middle School and Johnson Middle School in Southeast.

Additionally, the first 400 youth to get vaccinated at each site will have the option to forgo their gift card and instead receive a pair of AirPods. The AirPods will be available to District youths ages 12 to 17 as well as students ages 18 to 21 currently enrolled in a D.C. school seeking a high school diploma, city officials said.

No appointments are necessary. If a family would like their child to get their required pediatric immunizations, they will be able to make an appointment through vaccinate.dc.gov.

However, appointments are needed for required immunizations so that providers have time to access a child’s immunization history.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker