Children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines will be available for children at our vaccine clinics sites starting Monday, November 8th.
At this time, Unity is prioritizing current patients or new patients experiencing symptoms for COVID-19 testing. If you are not an existing patient and want COVID-19 testing services only, please take advantage of these testing locations or pick up a self-test kit.
Walk-In COVID-19 Testing
Existing patients or new patients experiencing symptoms do not need appointments for COVID-19 tests. Tests are available at the locations and times listed below:
Don't delay! Get the vaccine today. As we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic, the vaccine is our best chance to protect the health of our loved ones and community. COVID-19 vaccinations can significantly slow the surges in cases and spread and dramatically decrease severe risks for anyone that contracts COVID-19, including the Delta variant of the virus.
Unity patients ages 5 - 11 and ages 18 and older, can make an appointment online here.
You can also call 202-469-4699 to schedule your vaccine appointment.
Children ages 5-11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, November 8.
Adults ages 18 and up will receive the Moderna vaccine.
Everyone ages 18 and older can get a COVID booster shot.
When to get a booster:
If you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you may get a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.
If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you may get a booster at least 2 months after your initial vaccine shot.
If you received Pfizer or Moderna:
You should get a booster if you are:
- Ages 50 years and older
- Ages 18 years and older and live in a long-term care setting.
You may get a booster if you are:
- Ages 18 years and older
If you received a Johnson & Johnson's Janssen:
You should get a booster if you are:
- 18 years or older
Why should you get a booster?
Vaccines work really well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the Delta variant. But public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease.
Which booster should you get?
You can choose which COVID-19 vaccine to get as a booster shot. You may prefer to get the same vaccine that you originally received, or you may choose to get a different booster.
Which booster shots are available at Unity?
Unity Health Care currently offers Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for adults.
How can I schedule an appointment for a booster shot?
Unity patients who are eligible for a booster shot can schedule an appointment by calling 202-469-4699, requesting an appointment on the Patient Portal, or by directly scheduling on our website.
In addition, patients ages 18 and older with upcoming visits may be offered a booster shot to be given during a scheduled visit with a medical provider.
I am a Unity patient that didn’t get my primary vaccine series at Unity. Can I get my booster shot Unity?
Yes! Please be sure to bring your vaccination card or proof of vaccination to your appointment. Your vaccination card should include the date you received your vaccine dose(s), and where you received it.
What is the difference between an additional dose and a booster dose?
The CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are moderately to severely compromised should receive a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
The additional shot should be given at least 28 days after a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The third dose should be the vaccine that was used for the first two shots.
Who is considered moderately to severely immunocompromised?
- Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteriods or other drugs that may suppress the immune response
Unity patients that received the Moderna vaccine and meet one or more of the conditions above, can schedule a third dose by calling 202-469-4699, requesting an appointment through the Patient Portal, or using the online appointment tool.