Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine With Us & Other Important Information

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COVID-19 Vaccine:
Whitman-Walker Health has a limited number of the COVID-19 vaccine available and is contacting Whitman-Walker patients to schedule vaccination appointments. Currently, we are unable to vaccinate people under the age of 18 years old.

We are scheduling vaccination appointments for current patients who are DC residents and who are 18 years and older. If you are eligible, we will contact you when appointments are available.

DC Residents:

You can find additional information on COVID-19 vaccine appointments, eligibility and can pre-register for a vaccination appointment at vaccinate.dc.gov, or by calling 1-855-363-0333.

Please note that Wednesday, April 28th is the last day to pre-register for an appointment at vaccinate.DC.gov. After April 28th, the portal will close and all COVID-19 vaccine services in DC will transition to walk-up only. Walk-up vaccination sites will open on Saturday, May 1st.
As of Monday, April 12th, all DC residents residents who are 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Monday, April 19th, DC residents who are 65 and older will be able to get vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines – without an appointment – at walk-up sites across DC.

Residents who are 65 and older can walk up during the listed days and times while vaccines last. Vaccines available at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center are limited to residents from Wards 7 & 8, and are open to any resident from Wards 7 & 8 who is 18 or older.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lamond Recreation Center | Wed-Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Langdon Park Community Center | Mon-Thurs, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center | Tues, Wed & Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Arena Stage | Thurs-Sun, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rosedale Recreation Center | Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Kenilworth Recreation Center | Tues, Wed & Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bald Eagle Recreation Center | Wed & Thurs, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Entertainment & Sports Arena | Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fort Stanton Recreation Center | Mon-Thurs, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Maryland Residents:

If you are a Maryland resident, learn more about the Maryland vaccine distribution process and pre-register for a vaccination appointment at COVIDlink.maryland.gov, or by calling 855-634-6829. If you live in Prince George’s County, visit their vaccination registration portal here. If you live in Montgomery County, visit their vaccination registration portal here, or call 240-777-0311 to pre-register.

As of Monday, April 12th, all Maryland residents residents who are 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Virginia Residents:

If you are a Virginia resident, learn more about the Virginia vaccine distribution process and pre-register for a vaccination appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov, or by calling 877-829-4682. If you are a Virginia resident, you can find the qualifying conditions at: vaccinate.virginia.gov.

As of Sunday, April 18th, all Virginia residents who are 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Scheduling your vaccine appointments:
If you are eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment through DC Health, or another state health department, we encourage you to do so.
Please note, if you get your first COVID-19 vaccine dose at a location other than Whitman-Walker, you will need to schedule your 2nd dose through that location. Whitman-Walker does not have a waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine and cannot provide waiting list updates. Please visit your state’s local health department website for more information about eligibility and scheduling for vaccination appointments.

Learn facts about the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines and get more information on general prevention for the coronavirus from DC Health at coronavirus.dc.gov and from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Talk to Your Provider: If you are currently getting chemotherapy for cancer, are a transplant patient, are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a history of severe allergies, we encourage you to speak to your provider before getting vaccinated.

Questions We Have Heard from Community:

1. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

There is strong evidence that the vaccine is both safe and effective. The Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use in the United States because the data have shown that the vaccine is safe and effective.
There were more than 40,000 patients enrolled in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine study, approximately 40,000 patients enrolled in the Pfizer vaccine study, and approximately 30,000 patients enrolled in the Moderna vaccine study. The FDA will be reviewing other COVID-19 vaccines for approval, and all vaccines will go through the same rigorous FDA approval process. The FDA approval process is considered to be the most rigorous in the world.