|UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine|
On Friday, January 29, at 9:00 a.m., 1,745 additional appointments will become available to any DC resident who is 65 and older or any individual who works in a health care setting in DC.
Demand for the vaccine is high, and we anticipate the appointments to fill quickly. If you have internet access, you should register for an appointment through vaccinate.dc.gov. If you do not have internet access, call the District’s hotline at 855-363-0333 beginning at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow to register for an appointment.
If you previously attempted to get an appointment and you did not receive a notification with a confirmation code, date and location, you must re-register. We appreciate your patience as we work together to get Washingtonians across all eight wards vaccinated.
Learn more about District hospitals and health care providers that are also administering the vaccine to their patients at vaccinate.dc.gov.
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
From the Mayor’s Office: Beginning the week of January 25th, in-person staff, including teachers and support staff, at DCPS and DC Charter Schools will become eligible to receive the vaccine. Other classes of essential workers will also begin receiving the vaccine, including MPD officers, as well as “Continuity of District Government” personnel. For more information, see:
65 or older?
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. ALL THIS INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
For specific locations,
MedStar Health System
DC residents 65 and older who are patients of the MedStar Health system,
i.e. Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, or George
Washington University Hospital can request vaccination appointments.
Apply on online request form: covidvaccine.medstarhealth.org/vaccine-form
Or, Call the Washington Hospital Center at 202 877 2200
If you go to the above link, at the bottom of the page is a button for scheduling an appointment to get a vaccine through the DC Government
Or, call the District’s call center at 855-363-0333 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM; Saturdays from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Also, if you are 65+ and need help making an appointment to get a vaccine
Edlavtich DCJCC and GW Hillel have created a Vaccine Support for Older Adults Project. The sign up form is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea3wSltndTqWX9V6p_kLKbIh5AuFYWRPCGlyarv3LcsYReZA/viewform
|The EDCJCC has launched a partnership with the wonderful students at George Washington University Hillel to help older adults in our communities (DC, Virginia and Maryland) get enrolled for vaccinations. The process of getting registered can feel cumbersome and we are here to help. We’ve got you! If you or someone in your family or network of friends is 65+ and would like the EDCJCC to match you with a lovely, tech savvy GW student all you have to do is say the word (in fact, all you need to do is click here).
What will happen next?
We will send a quick intro note connecting you to your student volunteer and then you will hop on a call with them to walk through the registration process together.
Why are we doing this?
Well, that’s an easy one to answer: Because we can. Because you have spent your entire life doing things for others — and now is a moment when we can jump in and make this one thing easier for you. Because you matter and your health matters.
Who is this for?
We are designating our GW volunteer corps match to adults 65+ to get enrolled for their Covid-19 vaccination. You do not need to be a JCC member. All DC, VA, and MD residents are invited to sign up. And yes, please feel free to forward this email to friends or members of your family.This is a pretty boundless invitation.
What if I have already tried to enroll and have not yet gotten a reservation or have other questions about the timing of when the next group of vaccination appointments will become available?
No problem. Our volunteers will be at the ready to help answer your questions and walk you through the process.
Can my volunteer guarantee me a vaccine appointment?
No. As you can imagine, this is a very challenging process and we know from many who have tried that often you can spend hours online only to be informed that there are no additional appointments available at any of the area vaccination sites.What we can promise you is that a volunteer will stick with you and the process until you do get an appointment. This could take many weeks (or months) — but we hope not. Our volunteers will use your time as effectively as possible. That said, they are amazing people, but not miracle workers, so please understand that they too may hit bumps in the process but will do the best that they can to be of help to you.