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 12


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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

This page is intended to provide more general information about the available vaccines, to pre-register for your vaccination appointment, go to or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 1-855-363-0333. For 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. 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)

Vaccine Q&A

CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Residents

Eligible Populations

DC is Now Vaccinating: DC IS NOW VACCINATING: Individuals who work in health care settings, Members of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department , Residents of long-term and intermediate care facilities and residents of community residential facilities/group homes ,DC residents who are 65 years old and older* ,Individuals experiencing homelessness  ,Members of the Metropolitan Police Department ,Department of Corrections Employees & Residents  ,Continuity of Government Operations personnel ,All teachers and staff who work for a school or licensed child care facility in DC*  ,Grocery Store Workers* ,Outreach workers who work in health, human, and social services* ,Individuals working in manufacturing* ,Individuals working in food packaging* ,DC Residents with qualifying medical conditions* ,Staff working in courts and individuals providing legal services ,Frontline employees of public (mass) transit ,Employees of the U.S. Postal Service ,Staff working in food service ,Essential employees in local government agencies ,Essential employees of public utilities ,Essential employees in health, human, and social services organizations/ agencies who were not vaccinated as outreach workers ,Individuals working in commercial and residential property maintenance and environmental services

Currently demand for the vaccine in DC is much higher than the supply we are receiving from federal government. Mayor Bowser and DC Health continue to advocate for the federal government to send more vaccine so that we can meet the high demand for it and protect the lives of our residents and our workforce.

Thank you again. Together, we will save lives and end this pandemic.


About the Vaccine

The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning. We are working with the federal government and local partners within the District to plan for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine as doses become available. Periodically check this page to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the plans for the District.

District of Columbia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) required all states and territories to turn in an interim plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Oct. 16, 2020. These plans are living documents and will change over time as we learn more about the vaccines and determine the most equitable way to distribute them.

DC COVID Clinician Champions Program (DC CCCP)

The COVID-19 Clinician Champion Program (DC CCCP) is a partnership between DC Health and MSDC to provide a cadre of medical experts who can serve as speakers during meetings and events focused on COVID-19 and the importance and science behind the COVID-19 vaccine. Request for speakers can be made through the DC Health Community Outreach Request Form.

For Providers