From Frank ... time to boost!
Today - a little more than two years since the start of the pandemic - the news is all about vaccines, specifically it may be time to get your next booster! Earlier this week, the CDC authorized a second booster shot for certain individuals.
All adults over 50 are eligible for the booster, no matter which vaccine or booster they previously received. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says this is considered particularly important for older adults and those who are immune-compromised, so they can enjoy the maximum protection of the vaccine:
"This booster is especially important for those 65 and older and those 50 and older with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe disease from COVID-19"
Not enough older Washingtonians are boosted
Only 56% of Washingtonians aged 65 and over have received their first booster. We need to improve that number. Given that I am over 50, I got my second booster yesterday. It couldn’t have been easier to schedule at CVS but there are also other options. There’s a Ward 3 COVID Center located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. It’s a walk-up site that is generally open daily, except Tuesdays. Many local hospitals and medical practices also offer vaccinations.
If you need assistance, please contact our office at 202-615-5853 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, in April we have several events planned including:
the Tuesday Talk with Margarita Calderón in conversation with historian, Amy Henderson, an outing to the Phillips Art Gallery to see the latest Picasso exhibit,
a cooking demonstration from yours truly on how to make the classic Spanish dish of Paella (see the result in this photo)
a meeting in late-April for those that want to join our garden club.
You can learn more about all of these at our website or you can call or email the office. We hope that everyone can find something of interest to them and we’re always interested in ideas for new programs. With nearly 180 members now, if there’s something that a group of people are interested in doing, let’s work together to make it happen!
Frank Finamore is Executive Director of the Village