COVID-19 Vaccine Information From Kaiser Permanente For D.C., MD, And VA

COVID-19 Vaccine Information from Kaiser Permanente for D.C., MD, and VA

After many long months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines will be a vital tool for controlling and eventually ending this pandemic that has caused so much loss, pain, and disruption around the world. This next essential step in the fight against COVID-19 will take time — but things are moving in the right direction.

States have begun to receive limited quantities of the COVID-19 vaccine and are making them available to approved vaccine providers. Kaiser Permanente has been approved to be a vaccine provider in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Current COVID-19 vaccine supply is extremely limited, and vaccination will happen in phases. Supplies will increase over time, and all adults should be able to get vaccinated at some point in 2021 (at this time, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines are approved for people 18 years of age and older, and the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for people 16 years of age and older.).

COVID-19 vaccine administration phases

Each state is reviewing this guidance and using it to inform their plans for whom to include in each phase. Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have made recommendations on whom to include in each phase, each state may choose to include slightly different populations in each phase, so it will be important for you to follow the vaccine qualification decisions made in your state.

To stay up to date on what is happening in your state, please visit the websites below. These websites are your primary destination for all the information you need about the COVID-19 vaccine in your state. We have also included answers to frequently asked questions on these pages. 

District of Columbia COVID-19 vaccination information

Maryland COVID-19 vaccination information

Virginia COVID-19 vaccination information

 

More COVID-19 vaccination resources: 

COVID-19 Vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson

What you need to know to prepare for and expect when you get your COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine: facts and myths 

The impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on your health 

 

1 Kathleen Dooling, MD, et al., “Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 1, 2020.

2 Priya Chidambaram, et al., “COVID-19 Has Claimed the Lives of 100,000 Long-Term Care Residents and Staff,” Kaiser Family Foundation, November 25, 2020.

3 Kathleen Dooling, MD, et al., “Phased Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 20, 2020.

4 See note 3.

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