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How to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in DC, Maryland and Virginia

There are plenty of ways to get protected against COVID-19. All you need to do is follow these steps.

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 eligible to get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. Those 18 and up have their choice of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Here's all the information you need to schedule an appointment in DC, Maryland and Virginia.


You can get the shot at walk-up sites throughout the district.

There's no appointment needed for your first dose, but 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:

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.

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There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Maryland. Here they are, listed below.

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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. 

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