COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information

May 12, 2021 updates

DC residents age 18 and over can now walk-up to get their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at select District of Columbia sites. No appointment needed!  Click here for the site locations and open hours. If you are not able to leave your home, call 855-363-0333 for assistance.

Children’s National is offering COVID-19 vaccine to all DC residents ages 16 & 17 years, Click here to sign up. They will send you a text when they are ready to schedule you.

MedStar Health COVID-19 Vaccination line – District of Columbia residents can call 833-205-1553 to schedule a vaccination appointment through MedStar Health. 

Giant Food is accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccine is being offered to all approved ages every Monday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at all its pharmacy locations throughout Washington, D.C. Vaccinations are available for individuals receiving either their first or second dose. Customers can still set up an appointment at any of Giant's pharmacy locations by going to A list of vaccines offered at each location is available at Vaccines are provided at no cost, though residents are asked to bring their health insurance card and driver's license to their appointment.

Vaccine Distribution and Eligibility

DC has implemented its vaccination distribution plan and MedStar Family Choice-DC (MFC-DC) will follow this plan and the guidance of the District government leading this effort. For the latest information from the District of Columbia visit or call 855-363-0333.

Vaccine safety

COVID-19 vaccines are a positive turning point in this public health crisis that has impacted us all. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. To learn more visit

Transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments

MFC-DC will provide enrollee transportation to and from vaccination appointments at no cost to you. This is a covered benefit for both DC Healthy Families and DC Healthcare Alliance. To schedule transportation, call 866-201-9974.

COVID-19 testing sites

If you need a test and your provider is unable to give you a test, please come to one of DC’s walk-up or drive-thru sites. To see the full list of DC  test sites visit

If you have questions, please call our Outreach Coordinator at 202-363-4348 or toll-free at 855-798-4244 (select option 1 and then option 2). TTY users call 7-1-1. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.




Information current as of: 09/29/21