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.
Here's the catch: Just because you're eligible does not mean making an appointment will be easy. Supply is still much lower than demand. But below, we've provided all the information we can find with step-by-step instructions.
1. AM I ELIGIBLE?
All DC residents 16 and older are eligible to get the vaccine.
2. YES, I AM ELIGIBLE! HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Hooray! For general vaccine rollout information visit this link: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine
You can preregister here or call 855-363-0333.
Anyone can pre-register, but you will only be contacted once you are eligible. Once you're in the system and eligible, you will be contacted via email or phone to book an appointment.
According to DC Health, the system randomly picks who will receive a link to book an appointment from the eligible pool of registrants. Invitations to book appointments are sent Thursdays by 10 a.m., Sundays by 10 a.m., and Tuesdays by 10 a.m. if there are any appointments leftover.
Here's how to preregister:
- Visit vaccinate.dc.gov or call 855-363-0333
- Scroll all the way to the bottom to and click the green button that says “Get Pre-registered Here."
- Click the blue button that says "take questionnaire" and follow the instructions from there.
- Congratulations, you're in line to book a vaccine appointment! Make sure to check your email and pick up your phone calls so you don't miss the notification when it's your turn. There are limits on available appointments, so it may take weeks for you to get that invitation.
- You can also click “sign up to get vaccine updates here” below the green pre-register button to stay in the loop.
If you are a hospital patient, health center patient or 16-17 year old district resident with a qualifying medical condition and are not a patient of Children's National Hospital or HSC, follow the instructions below:
- Visit vaccinate.dc.gov
- Scroll down to find the instructions for your category.
If you've tried before to get an appointment and did not get a notification with a confirmation code, date and location, you'll have to re-register.
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.
Need extra help?
Download a pre-registration guide with step-by-step instructions: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/PRE-REGISTRATION-GUIDE-3-10-21.pdf
Download a step-by-step guide for booking an appointment once you've received an invitation to do so: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/coronavirus/page_content/attachments/APPOINTMENT-GUIDE-3-9-21-5PM.pdf
You can also call 855-363-0333.
1. AM I ELIGIBLE?
Anyone in Maryland who is 16 and older is now eligible to be vaccinated.
2. YES, I AM ELIGIBLE! HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Hooray! For general vaccine rollout information in Maryland, visit these sites:
Now, let’s walk you through booking your appointment. There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Maryland. Here they are, listed below.
- Preregister for state mass vaccination sites 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; many are planning to offer the vaccine to priority patients when they can get it.
Below, you can view vaccination and registration information for each county. Counties are listed in alphabetical order. To save time scrolling, on a Mac, press the “command” and “F” keys on your keyboard. On a PC, press the CTRL and "F" keys. Then, type your county into the search box that appears.
Visit this website: https://health.maryland.gov/allegany/Pages/COVIDVaccination.aspx
You can also call your local senior center to register over the phone. Those phone numbers are below.
Cumberland Senior Center: 301-783-1721, 301-783-1809 or 301-783-1710
Frostburg Senior Center: 301-689-5510
George’s Creek Senior Center: 301-783-1842
Westernport Senior Center: 301-359-9930
Anne Arundel County
Visit this website: https://aahealth.org/covidvaccines/
If you are eligible, click “Sign up here” in the maroon box to preregister.
Here's the direct preregistration link: https://aacounty.org/covidvax
They will contact you when it’s your turn to book an appointment.
You can also call the COVID Health Line: 410-222-7256 M-F 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm.
General Vaccine Information: https://coronavirusvaccineoutreach-bc-gis.hub.arcgis.com
Preregistration link: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/c268c6f40463480baae69154b7845ffd
They will contact you when it’s your turn to book an appointment!
You can also call 410-887-2243
Scroll down for instructions.
You can also call 410-396-2273
Visit this website: https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/vaccine
Click “COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-registration form” in purple
You can also call 410-535-0218
Visit this website: https://carolinecovid19.org/vax
You can also call 410-479-5880
Visit this website: https://cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19-vaccination/
Scroll down and click the yellow box that says “NEW! COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Forms!”
You can also call 410-876-4848
Visit this website: https://cecilcountyhealth.org/coronavirus/vaccination/
Scroll down for COVID-19 vaccination info, resources and pre-registration.
Direct link to pre-registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXyOjlEIFStJkjBuNCpdR-w9rj2AcruHKGMP2I1Mq5Lg2QDw/viewform
Step-by-step vaccine registration instructions: https://cecilcountyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PDF-CCHD-VAX-REGISTRATION-PROCESS-01_27_2021.pdf
You can also call 410-996-1005
Visit this website: https://charlescountyhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-registration/
You can also call 301-609-6900
For county vaccine info and resources: www.dorchesterhealth.org/index.php?page=COVID-19
You can also call 211, a call line that’s available 24/7. The Dorchester County Health Department number is 410-228-3223 and is available M-F 8-4:30.
Visit this website: https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/629/COVID-19-Vaccine
You can also call the Frederick County COVID-19 Appointment Line, available M-F 8-5. See more info below.
Visit this website: https://garretthealth.org/covid-19-information/
When appointments are available, a registration link is available at the top of the homepage at garretthealth.org.
You can also call 301-334-7698
Visit this website: https://harfordcountyhealth.com/the-harford-county-covid-19-vaccination-plan/
Vaccine screening form: http://harfordcountyhealth.com/harfordcovidvax/
You can also call 410-612-1779
Vaccine registration information: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health/MM-Alerts-and-Recalls/COVID-19-Vaccine-Registration-Guidance
You can also call the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-6300
Visit this website: https://kenthd.org/covid-19/
You can also call the Kent County Health Department at 1-410-778-1350
General vaccine information: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/
Scroll down and click the red “preregister” button if you are eligible.
You can also call 311. If you’re outside of Montgomery County, call 240-777-0311
Prince George’s County
Visit this website: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination
Preregister here: https://covid19vaccination.princegeorgescountymd.gov/
You can also call the Prince George’s County Health Department at 301-883-7879
Queen Anne’s County
Visit this website: https://www.qac.org/1460/COVID-19-Vaccination-Info
You can also call Queen Anne’s County Health Department Call Center at 443-262-9900, available M-F 8-4:30
Visit this website: https://somersethealth.org/community-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/
Scroll down for vaccine information.
If you are eligible and want to schedule an appointment for a vaccination send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call the Somerset County COVID-19 Hotline at 443-523-1920
St. Mary’s County
Visit this website: http://www.smchd.org/covid-19-vaccine/
Scroll down for vaccine registration information and instructions.
You can also call 301-475-4200 ext. 1049. Due to call volumes you may need to leave a message and wait for a return call.
Visit this website: https://talbotcovid19.org/
Scroll down to complete an interest form for your category.
You can also call the Talbot County Health Department at 410-819-5600
Visit this website: https://www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info/vaccine/
Scroll down for vaccination information. Click the big yellow button for your category to submit a wait list registration.
You can also call the Washington County Senior COVID Vaccine Call List Assistance Hotline at 1-833-231-1852
Visit this website: https://www.wicomicohealth.org/
Instructions to book an appointment: https://www.wicomicohealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/How-do-I-get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine_.jpg
You can also call 410-912-6889
Visit this website: https://worcesterhealth.org/news/1755-covid-vaccine-registration-by-phase scroll down for registration instructions and vaccine information.
You can also call 667-253-2140 to register for the clinic waiting list.
1. AM I ELIGIBLE?
Click the link below to take a survey and find out when you can get vaccinated:
And you can find out which phase your health district is vaccinating at the link below: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/phase-by-health-district/
On Sunday, April 18, anyone 16 and up will be eligible.
PLEASE NOTE: Supply is limited. Even if you are eligible, it may take a while to schedule an appointment.
2. YES, I AM ELIGIBLE! HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Hooray! For general vaccine rollout information in Virginia, visit this site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
Now, let’s walk you through booking your appointment. There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Virginia:
- Health care personnel: you should be vaccinated at your workplace. If you are a healthcare worker who can’t access the vaccine through your employer, call the local health department where you work or contact the VDH COVID-19 Call Center at 877-275-8343 for assistance.
- Residents of long-term care facilities: you should be vaccinated at your facility through partnerships with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies.
- Essential workers: check with your employers to see if employer-based vaccination clinics are being held. If not, pre-register with the local health department where you work.
- Anyone else who is eligible: Virginia now has a centralized, statewide system at vaccinate.virginia.gov (Fairfax County has opted out. If you are a Fairfax resident skip to the next bullet point). Click the blue preregistration button at that link and follow the instructions. According to the state Dept. of Health, anyone who has signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district is being automatically imported into the new statewide system - so you do not need to preregister again with the new system. People will keep their current place in line and will be able to search that they are in the new system, according to the Dept. of Health. Once you have pre-registered, you will receive a reference number. You can also enter your email address to receive regular email updates.
- Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration
- 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.
While vaccine registration are centralized at vaccinate.virginia.gov, local health departments continue to serve as a resource for local updates and announcements. Local health department websites and phone numbers are below, organized in alphabetical order. To save time scrolling, hold down the “command” and “F” keys on your keyboard. Then, type your county into the search box that appears.
You can also call 703-746-4996
- Botetourt: 540-473-8240
- Covington: 540-962-2173
- Craig: 540-864-5136
- Roanoke City: 540-283-5050
- Salem: 540-387-5530
- Vinton: 540-857-7800
You can also call the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999
You can also call the BRHD COVID hotline at 434-972-6261 (open M-F 8am-4:30pm)
Central Shenandoah: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/covid-19-vaccine-information/
- Augusta: 540-332-7830
- Bath: 540-839-7246
- Buena Vista City: 540-261-2149
- Harrisonburg: 540-574-5102
- Highland: 540-468-2270
- Lexington: 540-463-3185
- Rockbridge: 540-463-3185
- Rockingham: 540-574-5100
- Staunton: 540-332-7830
- Waynesboro: 540-949-0137
Central Virginia: https://vdh.virginia.gov/central-virginia/
You can also call the CVHD Call Center: 434-477-5965
You can also call the Southside COVID-19 hotline at 757-683-2745 M-F 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm
- Colonial Heights
You can also call the Chesterfield Health District Coronavirus Hotline M-F 8am-4:30pm at 804-318-8207
- Charles City
- New Kent
You can also call the Chickahominy Health District Call Center 8am-4:30pm M-F at 804-365-3240
- Prince George
You can also call COVID-19 General Information: 804-862-8989
Cumberland Plateau: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberland-plateau/vaccine/
You can also call 276-889-7621
Eastern Shore: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/eastern-shore/
You can also call 757-787-5880
- Fairfax City
- Falls Church
Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration
You can also call 703-246-2411 M-F 8am-4:30pm
You can also call the Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts’ Vaccine Hotline: 757-594-7496
You can also call the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts Call Center at 804-205-3501
- Lee: 276-346-2011
- Norton: 276-328-8000
- Scott: 276-386-1312
- Wise: 276-328-8000
Lord Fairfax: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/
- Clarke: 540-955-1033
- Frederick: 540-722-3470
- Page: 540-743-6528
- Shenandoah: 540-459-3733
- Warren: 540-635-3159
- Winchester: 540-722-3470
You can also call 703-737-8300 Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Mount Rogers: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers-vaccine/
You can also call the contacts below.
Karen Shelton, Health Director: 276-781-7450
Patricia B. Vanhoy, Nurse Manager Sr: 276-781-7450
New River: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/new-river/
You can also call 540-838-8222
You can also call 757-664-7468
- James City
- Newport News
You can also call 757-594-7496 9am-4pm M-F
- Amelia: 804-561-2711
- Buckingham: 434-969-4244
- Charlotte: 434-542-5251
- Cumberland: 804-492-4661
- Lunenburg: 434-696-2346
- Nottoway: 434-645-7595
- Prince Edward: 434-392-8187
You can also call 434-766-9828
You can also call 757-393-8585
Prince William: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/
- Manassas City
- Manassas Park
- Prince William
You can also call 703-872-7759
- King George
You can also call 540-899-4797
Rappahannock Rapidan: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/
You can also call 540-308-6072
You can also call: 804-205-3501
You can also call 540-283-5050
You can also call 434-738-6545
Three Rivers: https://www/vdh.virginia.gov/three-rivers/
- King and Queen
- King William
- Richmond County
You can also call the COVID-19 Resource Center: 804-824-2733
Virginia Beach: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/
You can also call 757-683-2745
West Piedmont: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/west-piedmont/
- Franklin: 540-484-0314
- Henry: 276-638-2311
- Martinsville: 276-638-2311
- Patrick: 276-693-2069
Western Tidewater: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/western-tidewater/vaccine-information/
- Franklin City: 757-562-6109
- Isle of Wight: 757-279-3070
- Southampton: 757-653-3040
- Suffolk: 757-514-4781
If you have additional questions or information, text us at 202-895-5599.