Measles: Questions and Answers
Information about the disease and vaccines
The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months to protect against influenza viruses that are predicted to cause the most illness during flu season. Residents seeking the vaccine are encouraged to contact their primary care provider. The vaccine is also available at some local grocery stores or pharmacies. As a part of the District’s immunization efforts, DOH will continue to offer flu vaccine via its Immunization Program clinic located at 77 P Street, NE ONLY for District residents who are underinsured and un-insured.
DC Immunization Clinic
DOH operates one walk-in immunization “express” clinic that provides assessments and immunizations for uninsured and underinsured children and a limited number of adults.
The clinic is open Mondays and Tuesdays (except federal holidays) from 10 am - 2 pm and is located at:
77 P Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The DOH works to ensure that all children are up to date on their immunizations (also called vaccines or shots). DOH’s immunization program provides the following immunization services:
For more information, including required documentation, please call (202) 576-7130.
Other services provided by the DOH include:
Are you a provider interested in participating in the VFC?
VFC is a Federal program that provides vaccines free of charge to health care providers who serve patients under 19 years of age who meet the criteria listed below:
If you are interested in participating in the VFC Program, please call (202) 576-9319.
The Immunization Registry stores immunization records for children as well as adults who live in the District of Columbia. The Registry helps providers to keep children updated on their immunizations, avoid unnecessary immunizations because of lost records, and helps with disease surveillance and outbreak control.
Providers may transmit immunization records electronically via electronic medical record (EMR) or fax.
Schools, Head Start and Licensed Child Development Centers may fax immunization records and updates to the Immunization Registry.
For additional information, please call (202) 576-9301.