Information from Unity Health Care on the COVID-19 Vaccine

We are excited to be a vaccination distribution site for the city and a partner in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a designated vaccine distribution site by the District, patients and DC residents will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with DC Health's phased distribution plan. For additional information on Unity's role in distributing the vaccine, please click here.

Information about the vaccine distribution is changing rapidly. Please check back here often to get the latest updates.

Stay safe and get protected against COVID-19!

We are now vaccinating Unity patients 65 years of age and older with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 65 or older, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated to be protected against COVID-19. Schedule your appointment through the Patient Portal or by calling (202) 469-4699.

You may pre-register and request a notification once appointments are available by completing this form. 

 

A few important notes on the COVID-19 vaccine appointments:

  • We ask for your patience as we do our best to serve our community. At this time we cannot guarantee when you will receive the vaccine as we are following federal and local guidance on distribution.
  • You will need two doses of the same vaccine for full protection. On the day of your first appointment, you will receive an appointment or your second dose. 
  • We are committed to providing the vaccine to our patients and community members. To stop the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to get the vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Patients of Unity are not required to receive their vaccination from a Unity Health Care vaccine clinic. To learn more about the District vaccination efforts please visit vaccinate.dc.gov.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Am I eligible to get the vaccine?

We are currently vaccinating patients in phases based on those that are at highest risk based on type of work, age, and health conditions aligned with DC Health and the CDC phased approach for COVID-19 vaccine deliveryClick here for a full list of DC’s Vaccine Program Phases with Tiers.  

At this moment, Unity patients who are 65 years of age older in addition to healthcare workers are now able to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

I'm a Unity patient. How do I sign up to get the vaccine?

We are now vaccinating Unity patients 65 years of age and older with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 65 or older, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated to be protected against COVID-19. Schedule your appointment through the Patient Portal or by calling (202) 469-4699.

You may pre-register and request a notification once appointments are available by completing this form.

Where can I get the vaccine?
The Unity Health Care community health centers below are currently providing COVID-19 vaccines to eligible, registered individuals:  

Brentwood Health Center
1251-B Saratoga Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20018, US
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Upper Cardozo Health Center
3020 14th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009, US
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Parkside Health Center
765 Kenilworth Terrace NE
Washington, DC, 20019, US
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
I have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Where can I get answers?
There has been a lot of information shared about the COVID-19 vaccines and we want to be a valuable resource to our patients and community to address any questions or concerns. 

We strongly encourage patients with questions about vaccine safety, side effects, and/or their health, to discuss them with a Unity provider during their visit. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a huge library of resources about the COVID-19 vaccine on their website. Visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/ to learn more.

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