Courtesy of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser via Twitter
**FILE** Courtesy of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser via Twitter

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city health department are encouraging residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to do so promptly.

According to Bowser’s office, those eligible for the booster include:

– People 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
– People who are residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
– People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.
– People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
– People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

To find one’s vaccine card or to access a vaccine record, go to myir.dc.gov, call your health care provider or go to vaccines.gov to find a nearby location.

Residents who need support can call 855-363-0333. Eligible residents can go to one of the 153 locations around the city that offer the vaccines.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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