It Is Time to Get a Flu Shot

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Muriel Bowser Ward 4




John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Jackie Reyes-Yanes

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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October 14, 2022

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

It is that time of year again: time to get your annual flu shot. While you can get the flu any time of the year, most cases happen in the fall and winter. Getting a flu shot can protect you from getting the flu and it can also make symptoms less severe if you do get the flu. 

The flu shot is for all people six months and older. Because the types of influenza viruses that the flu shot protects against can change each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine.

This year, we have made it very easy to get your flu shot. It is available for free at all of our COVID Centers, and you do not need to make an appointment. You can also contact your health care provider or a local clinic or pharmacy to get a flu shot. 

Do not put off getting your flu shot. Find the full COVID Center schedule HERE


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Tomorrow: Kingman Island Family Day

Kingman Island Family Day

Tomorrow, on Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., join us at Kingman and Heritage Islands with your family and friends! Experience all the amazing activities the islands offer, including paddling, nature walks, fishing, scavenger hunts, and so much more.

The District Department of Energy and Environment is partnering with Friends of Kingman and Heritage Islands, Living Classrooms of the National Capitol Region, Free Forest School, Casey Trees, Anacostia Community Boathouse and more to lead the family friendly activities. This event will also be an opportunity to learn about current and future plans for the islands. Learn more HERE.

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Next Thursday: Diwali Celebration

2022 Diwali Celebration

Join the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs on Thursday, October 20 for the District’s 8th Annual Diwali Celebration - the Festival of Lights.

The celebration will include a lamp lighting ceremony, a central tradition of Diwali, overseen by a priest, cultural performances, networking opportunities, and a food sampling. Learn more and RSVP HERE

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COVID Center Updates

COVID Center Updates

This week, DC Health made two important announcements related to the District's COVID Centers:

DC Health Is Merging Monkeypox Clinics with COVID Centers in Wards 2, 3, and 8: Beginning Saturday, October 15, the District’s three monkeypox clinics will merge and co-locate with the COVID Centers in Wards 2, 3, and 8. The monkeypox vaccine will be available for first and second doses without an appointment at these three centers. Learn more HERE

Children 5-11 Can Now Get the Omicron Booster: Children between 5 and 11 years old are now eligible for a COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine. Both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent booster vaccines, which are already available for previously eligible populations, will be available for newly eligible age groups at all District COVID Centers as well as all DC Health pop-up, mobile, in-home, and community vaccination locations.

The Moderna bivalent booster, which was previously available to people 18 and older, became available at COVID Centers today for children and adolescents ages 6–17. The Pfizer bivalent booster, which was previously available to people 12 and older, will become available at COVID Centers for children ages 5–11 on Monday, October 17. Learn more HERE.

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