FREE CORONAVIRUS TESTS AND VACCINATIONS IN WASHINGTON, DC

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Through United Way of the National Capital Area’s Thrive United 365 health work, we are addressing health conditions most affecting our communities, including COVID-19.

Currently, Thrive United 365 is providing National Capital Area residents with free COVID-19 tests, vaccines and resources through collaboration with local churches and nonprofit partners. Find out more about this important aspect of our health equity work, as well as a calendar of upcoming COVID-19 testing and vaccination events, below.

Upcoming COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Events

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Zion Health Event

Zion Church 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD

Every second Saturday of the month, from July 9 through Oct. 9, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
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Zion Health Event

Bowie Town Center 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD

Every third Saturday of the month, from July 16 through Oct. 16, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free

Kingdom Fellowship AME Health Event

White Oak Gardens 11600 Lockwood Drive, Suite 104, Silver Spring, MD

Come get your free COVID-19 vaccine and test on Aug. 2, at White Oak Gardens. Vaccines will be provided by Mary's Center.

Free

CSS Vaccine & Testing Event – National Night Out

5010-5098 Brown Station Road 5010-5098 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD

Join Community Support Systems for its National Night Out event, which includes free COVID-19 tests and vaccines administered by US Wellcare.

Free
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Zion Health Event

Zion Church 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD

Every second Saturday of the month, from July 9 through Oct. 9, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
Recurring

Zion Health Event

Bowie Town Center 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD

Every third Saturday of the month, from July 16 through Oct. 16, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
Recurring

Zion Health Event

Zion Church 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD

Every second Saturday of the month, from July 9 through Oct. 9, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
Recurring

Zion Health Event

Bowie Town Center 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD

Every third Saturday of the month, from July 16 through Oct. 16, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
Recurring

Zion Health Event

Zion Church 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD

Every second Saturday of the month, from July 9 through Oct. 9, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free
Recurring

Zion Health Event

Bowie Town Center 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD

Every third Saturday of the month, from July 16 through Oct. 16, 2022, Zion Church will host free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing to the public. No insurance is required.

Free

Our COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Partners

Get a Free Lyft Ride to Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Our Ride United program is offering free Lyft rides of up to $25 each way for those who need transportation support to the following services:

  • COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines
  • Medical/Dental/Eye Appointments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Financial Coaching/Empowerment Services
  • Legal Services

A person is eligible to receive this service if they:

  • Live in an area where Lyft is available
  • Are 18 years old or older, or can be accompanied by a guardian
  • Have a smartphone with the Lyft app to receive the discount codes

If you are eligible, give us a call to get your code for your free Lyft ride at 202-488-2008 or email lyft@uwnca.org. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About United Way NCA

United Way NCA mobilizes all sectors of the community to work together with one goal in mind: helping people live their best lives by reducing disparities and increasing equity. To learn more about UWNCA and the programs we offer, see our What We Do page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should be tested for COVID-19?
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The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you have also been exposed to COVID-19, testing is highly recommended.

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, lactating, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future. If you are concerned about the vaccine, please speak with your doctor or a health expert available at all Thrived United 365 COVID-19 events.

Which vaccine does United Way NCA's program provide?
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Our vaccination events primarily provide the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as it is fully FDA approved and the only vaccine approved for those ages 12 and older. However, depending on the location, supply and needs of the community, any of the three major COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) may be used. For example, if a population has trouble coming in for a second dose, then we may administer a single dose J&J vaccine. Additionally, if a booster dose is approved, vaccination locations will likely have some stock of all three vaccines.

Do I need to bring insurance information to the testing and vaccination site?
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Insurance is not required for testing or vaccination and all testing and vaccination is free to community members.

I don’t drive. Can I walk in?
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All of our testing and and vaccination events are walk-up events and do not have drive-thrus. Walk-in appointments are available for all community members.

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