Board of Supervisors - Chairman

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Fairfax, VA 22035
Jeffrey C. McKay

COVID-19 by the numbers

To the Fairfax County Community,

Yesterday, the Board received an update from the Health Department regarding the omicron variant of COVID-19, COVID-19 caseloads, and our continued vaccination efforts. I detail that information below.

This certainly isn't where we would like to be close to two years after the pandemic began in the United States. We still have a lot to learn about this virus, but we have a powerful public health tool at our fingertips: the vaccine. In Fairfax County we are proud to have administered over 1.9 million vaccine doses and urge that everyone get vaccinated or get their booster (if eligible) as soon as possible. This will strengthen a critical layer of defense against COVID-19, as more contagious variants emerge.

As I always say, the vaccine is safe and effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalizations, and death. Everyone must participate to achieve the highest level or immunity in our community to slow the spread of the virus and to keep people out of the hospitals. Please, sign up for your vaccine appointment here.

It's heartbreaking to think of the thousands that will not be with us this holiday season and many may be fearful to see their families and friends. While I urge you to be careful and thoughtful over these next few weeks, there are things you can do, like get tested, to make sure you gather safely. Read the Health Department's guidance here.

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