WASHINGTON — So you want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but need to know how to book an appointment. You’re in the right place.
Anyone 12 and up is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. Pfizer is the only shot approved for teens 12 to 15. Those 16 and up can get the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Here's all the information you need to schedule an appointment in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The district is using walk-up sites with no appointment needed. There are sites in every ward.
These sites are walk-up for your first dose, but when you get that first shot you'll make an appointment for your second dose.
Check out this month's walk-up schedule, including the site locations and which vaccine is being offered at each site, here.
You can also get vaccinated at pharmacies, clinics and health care providers around the district. To find those vaccine opportunities near you, click here.
You can also book an appointment through CVS Pharmacy.
If you are a hospital patient, veteran, health center patient or 16-17 year old district resident, follow the instructions below:
- Visit vaccinate.dc.gov
- Scroll down to find the instructions for your category.
Need transportation? Visit the same website above and scroll down to the “Need Transportation?” section. The District’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover all transportation, free of charge, to and from appointments.
If you can't leave your home, call 855-363-0333 and they will come to you.
There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Maryland. Here they are, listed below.
- Schedule an appointment at a state mass vaccination site here.
- Call the State Vaccine Support Center at 1-855-634-6829. It's open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sign up through your county. The links and phone numbers for each Maryland county are listed in the next section (alphabetically)
- Use Maryland’s vaccination site locator, including hospitals, local health departments and pharmacies. You will need to contact the clinic indicated to schedule an appointment and then the clinic will verify your eligibility to be vaccinated. Visit the vaccine site locator here: https://maryland.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/nearby/index.html?appid=0dbfb100676346ed9758be319ab3f40c&find=
- Contact your local pharmacy.
- Contact local hospitals.
- Veterans enrolled in Veteran Affairs Healthcare: Washington DC VA Medical Center https://www.washingtondc.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp or Martinsburg VA Medical Center https://www.martinsburg.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp
- Talk to your health care provider
There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Virginia:
- Find a clinic near you here.
- Call Virginia's statewide call center at 877-829-4682. People there can help you pre-register for an appointment or answer your questions. You can speak with someone in English, Spanish or more than 100 other languages. They are currently prioritizing callers ages 75 and older and people who speak Spanish.
- Reach out to your local pharmacy. Many pharmacies and medical facilities have their own vaccine registration websites. CVS Pharmacy, Giant Foods, Walmart and Sam's Club are scheduling appointments. Bookings are open online.
If you have additional questions or information, text us at 202-895-5599.