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SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT UPDATE:

ERCV GUIDE TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

ERCV can assist you or your neighbor to get a booster shot and can provide a ride if needed. Call us at 202-656-7322 or email info@eastrockcreekvillage.org. ERCV membership is open to residents of Ward 4 living east of Rock Creek Park who are 50 or older. 

COVID-19 Updates

 

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have authorized booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

  • WHO: People age 65 or older should receive a booster shot. Younger adults at high risk of severe COVID-19 because of medical conditions or where they work should also receive a booster. 
  • WHEN: Eligible Pfizer and Moderna recipients can get a booster at least six months after their second dose. All Johnson & Johnson recipients will be eligible for a second shot at least two months after the first. 
  • WHAT: The FDA now allows medical providers to boost people with a different vaccine than the one they initially received, a strategy known as “mix and match.” Whether you received Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer, you may receive a booster of any other vaccine.  Those who got J&J are urged to get Moderna or Pfizer for their booster.
  • WHERE: COVID-19 Boosters are available at Giant, CVS, Walmart and Safeway pharmacies in the area by appointments made online and on a walk-in basis.
    • Use Vaccines.gov to do your own search. Input your zip code to see where vaccines are available in DC and nearby suburbs.
    • If you plan to WALK IN for your booster shot at Giant, you may download a booster consent form/questionnaire to complete and bring with you. Also, bring your vaccine and health insurance card. There will be no charge.
    • If you make an ONLINE APPOINTMENT, have your vaccine card and health insurance card handy since most websites require you to complete a rather extensive list of questions.
    • DC HEALTH WALK-IN CLINICs: For information on DC Health walk-in sites offering COVID-19 boosters AND Flu shots this week click here.
    • BOOSTERS AT HOME: DC Health offers boosters at home for those unable to get to a vaccine site on their own. Call 1-855-363-0333 to arrange for DC Health to come to your home. ERCV members have been very pleased with this service.
  • ERCV CAN ASSIST: If you would like us to assist you in making an online vaccine or booster appointment OR provide a ride to an appointment, call the ERCV office at 202-656-7322 and we will be glad to help you. 

Choosing safer activities: When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity. Click here for more CDC information: “Choosing Safer Activities.”

 

  • Test yourself at home: Test Yourself DC is a COVID-19 at-home testing kit that allows you to take a COVID-19 test at home without having to wait in line at a testing site. The COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kit should be used by individuals 18 years of age and older, or by children ages 3 and older with assistance from a parent or legal guardian. Test Yourself DC kits are available for pick-up in Ward 4 at the Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. Once you have your testing kit, log in here and follow the steps to take your test at home.

    • Pick up: 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday 
    • Drop off:  By 8pm, 7 days a week

 

 

 

 

East Rock Creek Village, 7707 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
(202) 656-7322  -  info@eastrockcreekvillage.org