Help us get everyone in our community pre-registered for a vaccination appointment.
Go to or call 1-855-363-0333 to pre-register and then help us spread the word. #DCHOPE
Read Mayor Bowser’s Presentation on DC’s COVID-19 Situational Update: April 19


Coronavirus Testing

Pre-registration for Public Testing

It’s best to get testing through your provider, but if you need to use public testing, you can save time in line by visiting to create a profile from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Pre-Register for Vaccine


Take the Shot, DC. Pre-Register for Your Vaccination Appointment.

The COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-registration system for making vaccination appointments is open by clicking above or by calling the COVID-19 Call Center at 1-855-363-0333For deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals, dial 711 for TTY service. If you are pre-registered and in an eligible population, you may be contacted via email or phone to book your appointment. Due to limits on available appointments, it may take weeks for you to receive an invitation to book an appointment.

Beginning Monday, April 12, all DC residents 16 and older will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington, DC.

Invitations to book appointments will be sent:

  • Thursdays by 10:00 a.m.
  • Sundays by 10:00 a.m.
  • Tuesdays by 10:00 a.m. (only if any appointments remain to be filled)

Community Vaccination Opportunities

  • DC residents 65 and older, teachers and school staff, child care workers, and health care workers can book appointments through the CVS site (when appointments are available)
  • Upcoming special initiatives include:
    • Faith in the Vaccine clinic at Shrine of the Sacred Heart on Wednesday, April 14 and Saturday, April 17. Eligibility for the clinic includes: DC residents 65 and older; DC residents 18-64 with a qualifying medical condition; and members of an eligible workforce. Eligible persons should contact the church for more information and to pre-register.
    • A special COVID-19 vaccination clinic for District residents experiencing homelessness launched at the corner of 1st and E Streets NW. The clinic is only for residents experiencing homelessness, and will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. No pre-registration is required at this site.
    • Senior Walk-Up Sites begin April 19:

Walk Up Vaccination Sites for DC Residents 65 and Older


  • DC Veterans and spouses can call the DC VA Medical Center to schedule appointment at 202-745-4342.

Need to Change Information or Remove Your Registration?

Individuals who previously pre-registered for an appointment through the portal and who have already received their vaccination elsewhere can email [email protected] or call 1-855-363-0333 to have their information removed from the pre-registration list. For deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals, dial 711 for TTY service.

Need Help Pre-Registering for an Appointment?
Need Help Booking an Appointment?

Who is Eligible?

All District residents 16 and older are eligible to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Children's National is offering COVID-19 vaccine to all DC residents ages 16 & 17 years. Click here to sign up on the invitation waitlist. They will send you a text to schedule a vaccine appointment as soon as we can accommodate your request.

Hospital Patients

District hospitals have started outreach to schedule their patient population of DC residents 65 years and older.  Please visit the hospital website where you are a patient (seen by the hospital in an outpatient clinic within the last two years) for instructions on how to register for an available appointment. Like the District’s COVID-19 vaccination scheduling portal, hospital appointments are limited.  

Schedule a Hospital Appointment

Schedule a Health Center Appointment

District Health centers are also scheduling their patient population of DC residents 65 years and older. If you are a patient at one of the following health centers, please contact them to see if there is any schedule availability for appointments. Of note, allocations of vaccine are very limited.

Need Transportation?

The District’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover all transportation (free of charge), to and from, all medically necessary covered services and appointments.  To request transportation, the Enrollee should call the following number to schedule the service: 

  • AmeriHealth Caritas DC | Call 1-800-315-3485. Rides available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • CareFirst Community Health Plan DC | Call MTM1 at 1-855-824-5693. Rides available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Health Services for Children with Special Needs | Call SET Transportation at 1-866-991-5433
  • MedStar Family Choice DC | Call 1-866-201-9974


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