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D.C. now providing in-home vaccination appointments for entire families

You're due for a booster, your kid needs the vaccine. Here's a win-win for everyone.

WASHINGTON — A family that vaccinates together stays safe from COVID-19 together. And the D.C. Department of Health announced a new change to the District's vaccination sites that makes it even easier to get vaccinated together. 

Now, D.C. residents can schedule vaccine appointments to take place in their own homes and allow everyone in the family to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot. 

To book a time for a health professional to come to your home and vaccinate your family, call 1-855-363-0333. 

This change comes as the omicron variant is spreading around the world, including in the United States.

Health officials urge residents to get children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated against the virus and adults who were fully vaccinated months ago to get a booster shot.

The District is also making it easier for adults to get boosted at pediatric vaccination clinics. Now, any adult accompanying a child to a district-run vaccine site is welcome to get a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot. 

The Capitol View Neighborhood Library on Central Avenue has replaced the Benning Library as a vaccination site. More pediatric vaccines are now available at walk-up vaccine sites in the districts. 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently issued a "mask advisory," recommending everyone in the city to wear masks indoors. The advisory is not legally binding and comes two weeks after Bowser lifted the city-wide mask mandate. 

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