Vaccines developed to protect against COVID-19 are now available to children and adults in the U.S. age 12 or older, regardless of immigration status. (Source: Department of Homeland Security) If you have not received or scheduled your vaccination, now is the perfect opportunity to get it as cities and states are offering doses at various locations like pharmacies, grocery stores, hospitals, health centers and walk-up mass vaccinations sites. If you have already received the vaccine, we hope this information might also be useful for sharing with family and friends who have not yet received it.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is important as it will not only protect yourself from the virus, but it will also help protect your community and slow the spread of COVID-19 domestically and worldwide.
Getting a COVID Vaccine is Free, Convenient and Open to All
Tips on Getting the Vaccine
(Source: Ad Council’s COVID Collaborative)
In Our Area
District of Columbia
Beginning in May, the District transitioned to the use of 11 high-capacity, walk-up, no-appointment-needed vaccination sites. (Walk-up sites are for first doses. When you receive your first dose, you will still make an appointment to get your second dose.) The walk-up sites will be in addition to the pharmacies, clinics, and health care providers that are also administering the vaccines citywide. These sites will operate their own scheduling systems.
CVS is now offering vaccinations at participating locations. All adults can book appointments through the CVS website.
Learn more about D.C. vaccinations at: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc.
In Virginia, you can find and make appointments by searching for your address at https://vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The call center is available seven days a week, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 additional languages.
In Maryland, individuals can pre-register at a mass vaccination site or at vaccination clinics like pharmacies and hospitals. Visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine to learn more and register for an appointment. You can also call the COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 855-MD-GOVAX (855-634-6829), which is open seven days a week, from 7 AM until 10 PM and Support Advocates are available in English and Spanish.
COVID-19 Vaccine and FAQ Information in Other Languages
The DC government has translated COVID-19 resources, including info about how to get the vaccine, available on their website in Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Hub is a searchable hub with COVID-19 resources available in 61 different languages, vaccine FAQs in 21 languages, and a link to information about how to sign-up to receive a vaccine.
The Ad Council has vaccine information available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.
The CDC has print materials about vaccine safety available in 26 different languages.
The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) has vaccine fact sheets available in more than 30 languages.
KAMA DC provides a platform for immigrants to teach classes and share stories based on their skills and passions.