Vaccine Distribution and Guidance for the Physical Therapy Profession

PTs and PTAs are covered under phase 1a guidance of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the District of Columbia.

APTADC is delivering the message that PTs and PTAs are critical, essential health care workers. While APTA doesn’t have authority or direct influence over the distribution of the vaccine, we’re reaching out to federal and state policymakers to educate them on the important and crucial role that PTs and PTAs play in health care, and why they must be included in states’ and communities’ vaccine distribution plans. That applies to PTs and PTAs in both facility-based settings and in the community. 

NEW: To learn more about accessing and scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers in DC, there is a new web site. At this time, the website is only for workers in healthcare settings that have direct or indirect exposure to infectious materials. Read the full notice.

* APTADC has been contacted by members noting issues with the new web site. We will continue to send notices to the DC Council, health officers, and the Mayor advocating for PTs and PTAs in the community to get on the vaccination lists. We’ll keep our members informed of any developments.

District of Columbia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to turn in an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Oct. 16, 2020. These plans are living documents and will change over time as we learn more about the vaccines and determine the most equitable way to distribute them.

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