COVID-19, Flu, and RSV
The updated COVID-19, flu, and RSV vaccines are available at no cost to all AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia (DC) enrollees through your primary care provider or local pharmacy.
Vaccines are available for the three viruses responsible for most hospitalizations — COVID-19, the flu, and RSV. Vaccination is the best protection for yourself and the people around you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older receive both the flu vaccine and the updated COVID-19 vaccine, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant, or those who might become pregnant in the future. It is safe to get a flu vaccine and the updated COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.
Pregnant people may get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 during any trimester of their pregnancy. Learn more:
RSV is another seasonal respiratory virus that is highly contagious and most often affects infants. Who should get the RSV vaccine?
- Pregnant people between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy.
- Adults 60 years and older if recommended by their healthcare providers.
- Infants younger than 8 months if:
- The mother did not receive an RSV vaccine during pregnancy.
- The mother’s RSV vaccination status is unknown.
- The infant was born within 14 days of maternal RSV vaccination.
- Parents of children between 8 and 19 months of age should check with their child’s doctor to see if the RSV vaccine is recommended.
Need help finding where to get vaccinated? Call the AmeriHealth Caritas DC Community Outreach Solutions team at 202-216-2318.
Need a ride to your appointment? Call Transportation Services at 1-800-315-3485.
COVID-19 information and resources
Free at-home test kits
Every home in the United States is eligible to order four free COVID-19 tests.
National health notices
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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