Dear Shepherd Families:
I am excted to share the following information on DCPS Covid-19 vaccine clinics. I know some of our students were vaccinated as early as yesterday! Please note that we needed to move Picture Day, which was scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th, to Monday, November 15th, because of asymptomatic Covid-19 testing on Tuesday.
The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way for us to help stop the spread of the virus and keep our community safe. On November 2, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that children ages 5 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
To help DCPS families get vaccinated, free school clinics will open beginning November 8.
Any DC youth ages 5-11 can visit an elementary school site to receive their first dose, while students ages 12 and older should visit a secondary school location. There is no appointment needed, and the parent / guardian accompanying the student should bring a valid photo ID for themselves. Student IDs are not required, and second doses will be available at schools in December.
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.
First dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 pediatric vaccine will be available for students ages 5-11 years old. The Monday through Friday hours at schools sites are 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Second dose dates are forthcoming. The elementary school COVID-19 vaccine clinics are:
|ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ages 5-11)||Address||Ward||1st Dose Date|
|Dorothy I. Height Elementary School||1300 Allison St NW||4||Monday, Nov. 8|
|Noyes Elementary School||2725 10th St NE||5||Monday, Nov. 8|
|Bancroft Elementary School||1755 Newton St NW||1||Tuesday, Nov. 9|
|Kimball Elementary School||3375 Minnesota Ave SE||7||Tuesday, Nov. 9|
|Patterson Elementary School||4399 South Capitol Terrace SW||8||Wednesday, Nov. 10|
|Marie Reed Elementary School||2201 18th St NW||1||Friday, Nov. 12|
|Thomson Elementary School||1200 L St NW||2||Friday, Nov. 12|
|Ben Murch Elementary School||4810 36th St NW||3||Saturday, Nov. 13|
|Payne Elementary School||1445 C St SE||6||Saturday, Nov. 13|
|Smothers Elementary School||1300 44th St NE||7||Saturday, Nov. 13|
|Excel Academy Public School||2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE||8||Tuesday, Nov. 16|
|Garrison Elementary School||1200 S St NW||2||Wednesday, Nov. 17|
|Plummer Elementary School||4601 Texas Ave SE||7||Wednesday, Nov. 17|
|Bunker Hill Elementary Schoolv||1401 Michigan Ave NE||5||Thursday, Nov. 18|
|Janney Elementary School||4130 Albemarle St NW||3||Friday, Nov. 19|
|Thomas Elementary School||650 Anacostia Ave NE||7||Friday, Nov. 19|
|Whittier Elementary School||6201 5th St NW||4||Friday, Nov. 19|
|Lafayette Elementary School||5701 Broad Branch Rd NW||4||Saturday, Nov. 20|
|Turner Elementary School||3264 Stanton Rd SE||8||Saturday, Nov. 20|
We encourage all our Shepherd families to take the life-saving step of getting the vaccine as soon as possible.
Thank you for prioritizing the health and safety of our school community, so that we can safely continue in-person learning throughout the year.