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Washington, DC to Implement Vax Mandate on Students 16 and Older Starting March 1

Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed on Twitter this week that all students over the age of 16 in the District of Columbia will be required to receive the covid vaccine starting March 1st.

“Beginning March 1, all students eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine that has been fully approved by the FDA (currently, 16 and older) must be immunized against COVID-19. Applies to DCPS, charter, independent, private, and parochial school students,” posted Bowser on social media.

“By Tuesday, February 15, all DC Government employees must provide proof that they are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster when eligible,” she added.



The Mayor recently extended the district’s indoor mask mandate to February 28th to slow the spread of Omicron in the capital.

“Although the surge of infections relating to the omicron variant appears to be abating, the stress on hospitals and medical providers and facilities continues,” the mayor’s order read. “Hospitalizations and deaths lag infections, so the District is facing increases in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, increased ventilator use by persons with COVID-19, and more deaths than the District experienced at the beginning of January.”

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

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