Arlington Offering Booster COVID-19 Vaccines

Published on October 26, 2021

Arlington County Public Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to certain people by appointment only, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The County also continues to offer boosters of the Pfizer vaccine to certain people.

For people who got the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, a single booster shot is recommended for certain individuals, at least 6 months (180 days) after completion of their primary COVID-19 vaccine series (i.e., first 2 doses):

Additional individuals may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months (180 days) after their primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks:

  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18–64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting

Talk to a healthcare provider about your personal risk factors and whether getting a booster shot is appropriate for you.

For people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a single booster shot is recommended for people 18 and older at least 2 months after the initial dose.

Now that there are booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States—Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson—eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose

Some people may have a preference to receive the same vaccine product as their primary series, and others may prefer to receive a different booster than their primary series. Deciding which brand to use may depend on which brand is available and an individual benefit-risk assessment. Consider talking to a healthcare provider if you have concerns about which brand of booster to take.

Find Your Vaccine Booster

If you are eligible, you can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 wherever vaccines are available. Options include community vaccination clinics, your healthcare provider, or a pharmacy.

Visit Vaccinate Virginia to find an appointment near you.

Arlington County’s Public Health Division (ACPHD) is offering COVID-19 booster doses at its two clinics by appointment only. Individuals will be asked to attest (confirm) that they are eligible before receiving a booster.

  • Arlington Mill Community Center (909 S Dinwiddie St.)
    • Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St S.)
    • Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
    • Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Both clinics will continue to offer walk-in and scheduled appointments for 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer and Moderna, and single doses of Johnson & Johnson. All booster doses AND additional doses require an appointment.

Appointments for ACPHD's clinics can be made online though the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). If you need ADA accommodations or require assistance scheduling your appointment with Arlington County Public Health, call 703-228-7999. For additional assistance, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

Please bring your vaccination card with you to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received and so your provider can fill in the information about your booster dose. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.

Arlington County encourages everyone 12 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find convenient, free vaccination locations near you by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).

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