DC Makes It Easy to Get Boosted and Tested

Stephanie Chong

A more transmissible subvariant of Covid-19, BA.2, has become the dominant strain in the United States. People who are most at risk are the unvaccinated and individuals older than 75According to the CDC, the District of Columbia’s community level is still low. But it is still wise to take preventative measures like getting vaccinated and boosted, getting tested, and wearing a face mask.  

Following the FDA's authorization, the CDC is recommending a second booster dose for some people: 

  • People who received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for their first shot and booster
  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

The second booster dose should be given at least four months after the first booster.

NNV staff member Leslie Pace recently got her second booster shot at the Ward 3 Covid Center. She walked in and was able to get her booster without an appointment. Leslie said, “It was by far the easiest and quickest shot I’ve had. The people are super friendly.”  Before heading to the Covid center, be sure to bring your vaccination card and ID.  The Ward 3 Covid Center is located at 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Hours of operation are listed below:

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 9 pm
Friday: 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 7 pm

DC residents can schedule an at-home vaccination appointment by calling 1-855-363-0333.

While at the Covid Center, you can pick up a free At-Home Covid Test Kit.  Free At-Home Covid Test Kits are also available at DC Libraries, including Tenleytown and Chevy Chase, and you can obtain free At-Home Covid Test Kits at CVS with your Medicare card for delivery or pick up at the store. Full members who need a ride to get a booster shot or would like help obtaining an At-Home Covid Test Kit can request volunteer support at hhill@nnvdc.org or 202-935-6060.

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