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Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Health

Health Department Recognizes Vaccination Partner During National Immunization Awareness Month

The Fairfax County Health Department recently commended community partner Pediatric Specialists of Virginia for their contributions in protecting the health of children through their dedicated actions and commitment to immunizations.

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia receiving recognition award
L to R: Pediatric Specialists of Virginia CEO Dr. Laurel Blakemore; Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Director of Quality and Clinical Services Ruby Higgins; RN and Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan Coordinator Christine Carlock 

Located in Merrifield, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia is being recognized for their participation and collaborative use of the Virginia Immunization Information System (a statewide system that maintains vaccination history); for their active role providing COVID-19 immunizations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; and for their overall contributions to protecting the health and well-being of vulnerable children in our community.

“Recognizing the significance of this post-pandemic year, the Health Department acknowledges the unwavering dedication and commitment of Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in providing timely immunizations,” said Christine Carlock, RN, the Health Department’s Immunization Action Plan Coordinator. “With the aftermath of COVID, it becomes imperative for everyone in our community to be mindful of the grave impact infectious diseases like measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, flu, and COVID can have on both individual health and the overall financial stability of our community.”

Each August, The Virginia Department of Health, the Fairfax County Health Department and other partners recognize National Immunization Awareness Month. This recognition highlights the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages, preventing many diseases that were once common. Today’s childhood vaccines protect against potentially life-threatening illnesses, including polio, measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. Preteens and teens also need vaccines like HPV, which protects them against certain types of cancer later in life. Adults need other vaccines, depending on their age, occupation, travel plans and medical conditions. And everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

When people are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

The Health Department is offering childhood and back-to-school immunizations at its clinic sites by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 703-246-7100. For locations and hours visit the Immunizations page.

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