Mayor Bowser and DC Health Urge Eligible 16- and 17-Year-Olds to Get a Booster Shot
Thursday, December 9, 2021
(Washington, DC) – Today, following approval from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Health, led by Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, urged 16- and 17-year-olds who received the Pfizer vaccine before June 9, 2021 to get a booster shot. The booster shot will become available to eligible 16- and 17-year-olds starting today, Thursday, December 9, at all District-operated library walk-up sites, pop-up sites, and pediatric clinics listed on vaccinate.dc.gov.
Currently, Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine approved for people younger than 18. All 16- and 17-year-olds who get a booster shot will receive the Pfizer vaccine. The Pfizer booster shot for 16- and 17-year-olds is for individuals who received the vaccine more than six months ago.
Washington, DC has plenty of vaccine available. All people eligible to get vaccinated and/or get their booster shot should do so as soon as possible.
Individuals who want to schedule a free at-home vaccination can do so by calling 1-855-363-0333. All people 5 and older are eligible to get vaccinated.
Currently, the following populations are eligible for a booster shot:
All individuals 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before October 9, 2021
All individuals 18 and older who received the Moderna vaccine before June 9, 2021
All individuals 16 and older who received the Pfizer vaccine before June 9, 2021