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COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.

For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.

Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.

For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.

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The COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Overview

In December 2020, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC) was selected as one of the first 37 VA sites to receive the initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is administered in two doses, 21 days apart.

Phase 1c:

Currently, the DC VAMC team is operating in phase 1c, vaccinating frontline health care workers and enrolled Veterans in accordance with CDC and VA guidelines. Since receiving the vaccine, the team has administered more than 3000 doses to frontline health care workers and high-risk Veterans. During the month of January, the team expects to vaccinate more than 5,000 people including frontline workers from the Department of Homeland Security as outlined by VA’s Fourth Mission support.

If you are a Veteran over 75 years old, enrolled for care at the DC VA Medical Center, and have not yet been contacted to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine, call 202-745-4342 to make an appointment. Be sure to schedule two appointments since the vaccine is administered in two doses, 21 days apart.

Not yet enrolled for VA health care?  To learn about enrolling, visit: 
https://www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The DC VAMC team is currently contacting and scheduling enrolled Veterans 65 - 74 with high risk of hospitalization, illness and death of COVID-19.
Your safety is important to us, please come to your vaccine appointment alone unless you need the assistance of your caregiver. This will help us adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

Stay Informed and Help Us Prepare:
We are working to get COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as quickly and safely as possible based on CDC guidelines and available supply. Sign up below for an easy way to stay informed about our COVID-19 vaccine plans and to express your interest in receiving the vaccine.
https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/stay-informed

DC VAMC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic:

During this initial period of limited vaccine supply, the DC VAMC is diligently working to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to those who meet current CDC guidelines. As the vaccine becomes more readily available, the medical center will offer vaccines to a wider population of Veterans as well as Fourth Mission recipients. The VA’s goal is to offer the vaccine to all Veterans and employees who choose to be vaccinated.

The DC VAMC COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is currently operational in Clinics A and B for those with appointments only. If you have an appointment and need to reschedule, please call the Vaccine Scheduling Line, 202-745-4342.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic - Coming Soon!
The medical center is currently erecting a large mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic which will be located adjacent to the Emergency Department. The clinic will allow staff to increase the rate of vaccinations. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. For safety and traffic flow, at this time, there are no walk-in vaccination sessions scheduled in the Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

We will keep you informed of any changes as more vaccine is made available to us. Please practice the three W’s: wear a mask, watch your distance and wash your hands frequently.

For comprehensive information about the vaccine and how to prepare, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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