Getting Coronavirus Vaccinations through Sources other than DC Health
If you are a DC resident who is 65 and older you may be able to receive a Covid vaccination through health systems/ hospitals where you are already a patient. All of the health systems recommend you sign up for their patient portal so you will be ready when/if you get contacted to make an appointment
Note that supply is limited everywhere – these options will just get you in the pool if you are already a patient with these entities. They are also in addition to seeking an appointment through the DC Government website/ phone number. It’s suggested you try all options you qualify for!
East Rock Creek Village will try to keep informed about these or any other possible sources of vaccine appointment. We are glad to provide a ride to your vaccination appointment as well as printing out questionnaires or appointment confirmations and offering encouragement and support. Call 202-656-7322 or email us at email@example.com. See the accompanying email for information on vaccination appointments available through DC Health.
Sibley Hospital/ Johns Hopkins Medicine
You must have sought care with a Johns Hopkins Medicine provider within the last two years.
Per their website: If you meet the criteria, you are on Johns Hopkins Medicine’s list to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine. Over the next few weeks, individuals who meet these criteria will be contacted via email or phone when it is their turn to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in MyChart. For privacy reasons, the notification will be titled, “You have an appointment to schedule in MyChart.” Please check your MyChart account regularly for this appointment notification.
MedStar/ Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown Hospital
Per their website: To be eligible for the vaccine in the District of Columbia, you must be a resident and 65 years of age or older. If you are a current MedStar Health patient, you may request a vaccination appointment by clicking here.
NOTE: this is just a pre-registration step – you will still have to wait to be contacted to schedule an appointment when vaccine is available. You can also set up an account through their patient portal MyMedStar If you have been there before and have an account number, you can enter that to connect to past records.
Some seniors with MedStar connections have been able to schedule vaccination appointments over the telephone. For Washington Hospital Center call 202-877-7000. For Georgetown Hospital call 202-444-2000.
You must be a Kaiser member.
Per their website: Because vaccine supply is limited, we will continue to vaccinate the highest risk first. The fastest way for us to contact you when you qualify for the vaccine is by sending you a secure email through kp.org. If you are a registered kp.org member, that will be the first way we contact you. If you are not registered on kp.org or if you do not open the secure message we send you through kp.org, we will call you. If we cannot reach you by kp.org or phone, we will send you a letter. If you are not registered on kp.org, please register today so we can quickly contact you when you are eligible for the vaccine and we have supply to vaccinate you.
NOTE: I have heard that if you generally see a Kaiser physician at a Maryland location, you may have issues getting a vaccination at the DC location. You may want to call/ email Kaiser to confirm.
You can sign up to be notified when the vaccine becomes available through the VA.
GW Medical Faculty Associates
Other postings have encouraged those to contact George Washington University Hospital to call 202-715-4000.