The District is giving people with certain medical conditions priority to receive the coronavirus vaccine, ahead of some essential workers and the rest of the general population. Residents with these conditions can register for vaccination appointments through their doctor or through the city starting on March 1.
Note: The city changed this list of qualifying conditions on Feb. 18. The list below reflects the new rules.

●Cerebrovascular disease
●Chronic kidney disease
●Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic lung diseases
●Heart conditions such as congenital heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
●Hypertension (high blood pressure)
●Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids or use of other immune-weakening medicines
●Inherited metabolic disorders
●Intellectual and developmental disabilities
●Liver disease
●Neurological conditions, such as dementia
●Obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2)
●Severe genetic disorders
●Sickle cell disease
●Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
●Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus

— Julie Zauzmer

Source: D.C. Health Department