Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available This Week
Arlington County’s Public Health Division is offering walk-in vaccine clinics to individuals ages 16 and up this week. No appointments required.
Please bring any form of identification to confirm your identity (examples include driver’s license, utility bill, insurance card or paystub). Arlington residency is not required: anyone from any jurisdiction is welcome.
Walk-ins are welcome Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 at the following sites:
Crystal City Location: 2100 Crystal Drive (GPS for parking: 220 20th Street South), Arlington, VA 22202 Hours: Mon. – Tues., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Wed. – Fri., 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Age requirements: 18 and over Vaccine available: Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
Individuals can still schedule appointments by visiting the County website or by calling 703-228-7999.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, patients continue to look to doctors of optometry, their primary eye health care physicians, for accurate eye health and vision guidance. When it comes to contact lens wear, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and doctors of optometry want to reinforce that contact lenses are a safe and effective form of vision correction for millions of people. The AOA provides the following advice to ensure proper wear and care for contact lenses.
Exercise Proper Hand Washing
When using contact lenses or spectacles, one should wash their hands carefully and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, followed by hand drying with unused paper towels. This should occur before every contact lens insertion and removal. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. People should avoid touching their face, including their eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed hands.
Disinfect Contact Lenses
Contact lens wearers should either dispose of their daily disposable lenses each evening, or regularly disinfect their monthly and two-week lenses according to instructions from the manufacturer and one's doctor of optometry.
Discontinue Lens Wear if Sick
Consistent with recommendations for other types of illness, those who feel ill with cold or flu-like symptoms should cease contact lens wear.
Healthy individuals can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as usual with above precaution.