Booster Vaccine Available for Infants at DC Health Centers

Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, December 14, 2022) – Trying to get ahead of a possible holiday surge, DC Health COVID Centers are now making the COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine available for infants 6 months and older.

Health officials say the bivalent booster vaccine provides protection against the original COVID-19 virus and the new, more contagious Omicron variants. Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent boosters are available to infants 6 months and older.

The Pfizer bivalent vaccine is recommended for individuals 6 months to 4 years of age as the third dose to complete the primary series, at least two months since their last shot. A booster dose is not authorized for children in this age group who already completed the Pfizer 3-dose primary series. The Pfizer bivalent booster is also available to individuals 5 years of age or older, regardless of which vaccine was taken for their primary series or booster as long as it has been at least two months since they have completed their primary vaccination series or since they have received the most recent COVID-19 booster dose.


The Moderna bivalent vaccine is recommended for individuals 6 months to 5 years if they received the Moderna vaccine as their primary series and it has been at least two months since their last dose. The Moderna bivalent booster is also available to individuals 6 years of age or older, regardless of which vaccine was taken for their primary series or booster as long as it has been at least two months since they have completed their primary vaccination series or since they have received the most recent COVID-19 booster dose.

DC Health continues to emphasize that the most important thing residents can do to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 and the flu this holiday season is to be up to date with their vaccinations. There are many opportunities to get your COVID-19 booster and flu vaccines in the District:

  • Visit a pharmacy, walk-up vaccine clinic, or COVID Center
  • Make an appointment with your healthcare provider
  • Home vaccination appointments are available for people with limited mobility by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov or calling 855-363-0333
  • To find even more opportunities to get vaccinated, visit vaccines.gov