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COVID Vaccine

As District physicians, our community is at the forefront of distributing the COVID vaccine as well as receiving the vaccine. While more details will become available in the coming days and weeks, MSDC has created a Q&A below to update the community on where we are with COVID vaccination distribution in the District.

Resources (see additional links below Q&A)

City Paper explanation of vaccine process changes, 3.3.21

DC Health guidance on the science behind the EUA COVID vaccines

Letter to physicians from Dr. Nesbitt asking for physician leadership on vaccine 

Recording of MSDC Vaccine Webinar 12.9.20

 Should I have scheduled my vaccine by now?

If you have not yet done so, schedule your vaccination at vaccinate.dc.gov. Details here. 

 How can I learn when vaccine doses will be available in DC?

Sign up for alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/DCWASH/subscriber/new?topic_id=DCWASH_2000 or keep an eye on the DC vaccine page. You can also bookmark this page for as information becomes available.

 When should I schedule my 2nd COVID vaccine dose?

When you receive your first dose, the location will ask you to schedule your second appointment at that time. If you were not offered an opportunity to schedule a second vaccination, go to https://coronavirus.dc.gov/page/second-dose-information and use that link to contact your location to schedule your second appointment.

 

 Can my patients receive a vaccine at a local hospital or FQHC?

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

Howard University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The George Washington University Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital

United Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente members should visit kp.org/DCvaccine for the latest information on COVID vaccines.

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.

Mary’s Center please call 844-796-2797

Community of Hope (Marie Reed) please call 202-540-9857

Community of Hope (Conway) please call 202-540-9857

Unity (Upper Cardoza) please visit eCW portal, website, or call 202-469-4699

Unity (Brentwood) please visit eCW portal, website, or call 202-469-4699

Bread for the City please call 202-386-70220

La Clinica del Pueblo please visit website

Elaine Ellis please call 202-803-2340

Providence Health System please visit website

 How do I register to distribute the vaccine?

DC Health has a three step process to register as a vaccine provider. First you must complete the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccine Agreement (click here). Follow DC Health's steps to complete your registration - see here. At this time we do not know when DC Health will begin permitting physician practices to distribute vaccine to patients.

 

 How can I help promote vaccine safety with my patients and the public?

DC Health is asking physicians to record a video about why you are getting the vaccine. You can read instructions here.

 What are the websites I can provide patients to schedule appointments?

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT: For those residing in Montgomery County, you can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine updates and information on scheduling with the link below:
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY RESIDENT For those residing in Prince George’s County, you can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine updates and information on scheduling with the link below:
https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination

MARYLAND RESIDENT Please access this link for scheduling. There may be no vaccine available at times but please check the site regularly.
https://www.marylandvax.org/

WASHINGTON, DC RESIDENT: For those residing in Washington, DC, please access:
https://vaccinate.dc.gov/

ALEXANDRIA COUNTY RESIDENT Please access the link below for information and scheduling:
https://www.alexandriava.gov/health/info/default.aspx?id=119270

FAIRFAX COUNTY RESIDENT Please access the link below for information and scheduling:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

ARLINGTON COUNTY RESIDENT Please access the link below for information and scheduling:
https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccines/

VIRGINIA Please access the link below for information and scheduling:
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

 

Pfizer vaccine distribution factsheet

AMA recorded interview series on COVID-19 vaccine

CDC FAQ on COVID Vaccine // ACOG Guidance on Vaccines for Pregnant and Nursing Women

COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Agreement FAQ
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Agreement
CDC Medical Provider Resource Page
COVID-19 Vaccine Training Programs
Post Vaccine and Return-to-Work Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel
Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Providers
Vaccine Safety Resources
Vaccination Training and Reference Materials