Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,
We are pleased to share that we will provide additional opportunities for students, faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on the Main Campus and at the Law Center, beginning tomorrow, Monday, December 13. Please see the details below and register in advance.
The Main Campus booster shot clinics will be held in the Student Health Center (on the ground floor of Darnall Hall, next to Epicurean) on:
- Monday, December 13, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday, December 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Monday, December 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 21, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Law Center booster shot clinics will be held in the Student Health Center (on the Lower Level of Gewirz) on:
- Tuesday, December 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday, December 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We strongly recommend that everyone get a booster shot as soon as they are eligible (i.e., 2 months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or 6 months after receiving the second dose of the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or other WHO-approved vaccines). In particular, we urge anyone who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to prioritize getting a booster shot based on emerging evidence that the immunity provided by this vaccine wanes faster than the immunity provided by mRNA vaccines (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech). Pharmacies throughout the country and near our campuses also have booster shot appointments available. Please visit Vaccines.gov to find the closest vaccination site to you.
We will be offering the Moderna booster shot. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized and supported the mixing and matching of vaccines for booster doses, so you may get a Moderna booster shot regardless of the vaccine you received for your primary series.
As a reminder, staff/AAP employees may use COVID-19 Vaccination Paid Time Off for their booster shot appointment and to recover from any short-term side effects of the vaccine.
If you have any questions, please contact the Public Health team’s vaccine coordinator at HoyaVaxa@georgetown.edu.
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine, Vice President and Chief Public Health Officer
Leanne Lash, M.D.
Medical Director, Student Health Center