March 5, 2021

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D.C. officials knock on doors to reach seniors amid push for vaccine equity

By Julie Zauzmer, Hannah Natanson and Rebecca Tan

D.C. officials have a new tactic in their push to vaccinate residents in neighborhoods hit hardest by the coronavirus, while officials across the Washington region on Thursday continued to manage the ongoing fallout from the pandemic.

Ensuring that the limited supply of vaccine doses is being distributed equitably among residents has been a key focus for elected officials across the region. Fairfax County is offering free transportation to vaccination sites for some residents who live farther away. Montgomery County is prioritizing residents from Zip codes with high infection rates.

The District on Thursday announced its newest method to reach residents: knocking on their front doors.