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!

The following groups are now eligible to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

Beginning Monday, April 12, DC residents ages 18 and older are eligible for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. To get an appointment, Unity patients can complete the form below to pre-register.

Pre-register for an upcoming appointment!

Pre-Register Here

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

  • Unity Health Care is now offering the Moderna vaccine which has been approved for adults 18 years and older.
  • 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

COVID-19 Vaccine

Am I eligible to get the vaccine?

Beginning Monday, April 12, DC residents age 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Unity Health Care is currently offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is available for adults 18 years of age and older. Please pre-register patients through this form to be vaccinated at one of our six Unity sites. 


What qualifies as a chronic health condition?
Patients with chronic health conditions are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine. Please see below the following medical conditions qualify as a chronic health condition:

  • Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other Chronic Lung Disease
  • Bone Marrow and Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Heart Conditions, such as Heart Failure, or Cardiomyopathies
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • Immunocompromised State
  • Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Liver Disease
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Obesity, BMI - 30 kg/m2
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe Genetic Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
I'm a Unity patient. How do I sign up to get the vaccine?

Unity currently offers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is approved for adults 18 years of age and older. Schedule your appointment through the Patient Portal or by calling (202) 469-4699 or pre-register 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.

East of the River Health Center
4414 Benning Road NE
Washington, DC 20019

Minnesota Avenue Health Center
3946 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019

Anacostia Health Center
1500 Galen Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
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 to learn more.

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Can I stop wearing a mask once I got the vaccine?