We received 400 doses, the bulk of the doses will be for DC area frontline staff and medical providers who will be referred by the DC Health Department. Many people are scared and don’t feel as if they’re ready to take the vaccine, and that’s perfectly reasonable. Have an open mind and be willing to change your mind once you have all the information.
Bread for the City is excited to be added to the vaccine distribution efforts here in the Nation’s Capital. We are expecting 400 doses for DC area frontline staff and medical providers. We are hoping to give out the vaccines before the end of January. As soon as we have given out the first 400 doses we are excited to receive the next shipment to get the vaccines out to our community. I received the opportunity to speak with Dr. Randi Abramson, Chief Medical Officer, about Bread for the City’s plan to distribute the Moderna vaccine.
Bread for the City is excited to be one of the nonprofit organizations that will be distributing the Moderna vaccine in the Nation’s Capital. The Moderna, NIAID vaccine is a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for use in the US for a limited population. We are expecting to receive 400 doses, 10 percent of which will be for Bread for the City’s frontline staff and medical providers. The bulk of the doses will be for DC area frontline staff and medical providers who will be referred by the DC Health Department.
Board members and clients of Bread for the City highlight the difference we have made in their lives. We provide food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.
Bread for the City celebrates Gege Gena, Kristin Ashby, and Brionne Williams … our nurses! Everyday, they care for patients, administer medicine, communicate between patients and doctors, and so much more. Right now, they help to lead our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon COVID-19 testing at the NW Center.
Before our hours of operation changed due to COVID-19, Bread for the City’s Intern Fatima Bravo shadowed our Care Management Specialist, Brittany Ferreras, as she worked with patients to address their physical and emotional health in our Health Resource Room.
Thank you for supporting Holiday Helpings this year and enabling us to provide gift cards to families and individuals who are struggling during the pandemic. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.