COVID-19 Information for our Patients to help keep you safe and healthy!
COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES!
DC Health Department is expecting COVID-19 Vaccines to be available to DC Residents aged 65 and older beginning January 11, 2020. Check out https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine for the latest updates.
The appointment scheduling portal can be located at: vaccinate.dc.gov
Follow the instructions to make your appointment.
KEEP your appointment!
Alternative links for DC Residents:
Howard University: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21700170
If you have sought care at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the last 2 years (you need to activate MyChart patient portal): https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/sibley.html
DON’T WASTE THE DOSE!
The vaccination locations have to remove the correct number of vials from storage and thaw the vaccine and then administer the vaccine doses in a specific amount of time. If you don’t cancel your appointment but don’t show up, the vaccination location can end up with wasted vaccine doses.
AT YOUR APPOINTMENT you will be asked to register with CDC’s V-Safe website. Once registered, you will get messages from V-Safe to report your health status.
AFTER you receive your vaccine, the vaccination location should schedule you for your second dose either 3 or 4 weeks after the first dose (depending on which vaccine you have received). BE SURE to go the second time.
How we are operating:
There are patients who need care for non-COVID-19 related health conditions, we are scheduling appointments at one patient per hour. All patients will be prescreened for possible COVID-19 signs and symptoms, or exposure to someone who may have (had) COVID-19/diagnosed with COVID-19. Please do not arrive early, or late, for your appointment time. With this patient flow, we can minimize or eliminate the need to have more than one patient in the office at a time.
On days where there are no patients scheduled, the office will be closed. Our telephone system will provide the appropriate announcement. Under such circumstances, we are available via the patient portal, email. Text messaging to 202-667-5041 should always be in reference to administrative/non-clinical matters.