COVID-19 Vaccine


Based on guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we recommend that everyone, including individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask in public indoor settings and continue to take other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the Level of Community Transmission from the Virginia Department of Health

All five jurisdictions in Northern Virginia are working together to decrease the case count and positivity rates of COVID-19 in our communities. In the Fairfax Health District, we are currently seeing a downward trend of COVID-19 cases and our process to vaccinate children ages 5-11 has gotten off to a strong start. As our boundaries with Northern Virginia are porous and our residents live, work, play, and learn across jurisdictions, the Northern Virginia (NOVA) Health Directors will evaluate trends and relevant indicators together to make recommendation about when to consider easing mitigation strategies as a region. Currently, in the Northern Virginia Region, community transmission remains at the “substantial” level. 

Special note for parents bringing children to Health Department vaccination clinics:

While we do our best to be as punctual as possible with your appointment time, unforeseen circumstances can come up and there might be a wait. If you are bringing your child, please come prepared with activities such as an ipad, books or games.


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended for children ages 5-11 years.


Booster doses are now available for all brands of COVID-19 vaccines for adults 18 years and older.

Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

People 5 years and older are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are available at Fairfax County Health Department clinics and other locations throughout the Fairfax Health District.

As of November 4, walk-in COVID-19 vaccine service is temporarily paused at the Government Center, the Hyland South County Government Center (Mt. Vernon District Office), and Tysons Community Vaccination Center.

Learn more about making an appointment and see pop-up clinics schedule here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Key Updates

All adults 18 years and older are now eligible for booster vaccinations.

Health Department Reaches Out to Families Regarding Mis-Dosing Incident at Lorton Pharmacy.

Beginning Nov. 16, the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 will be offered at School-Located Clinics.

Children ages 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. See where to get one.  See our FAQs for information about second doses.

Learn more about additional doses for people who are immunocompromised and about booster dose eligibility.

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or would like to get pregnant.

Are you a business owner or event organizer interested in offering COVID-19 vaccines or outreach to your employees or event attendees? You can now request vaccine services and vaccine outreach from the Health Department.

Learn more about this.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have created a list of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine Data

To show vaccination progress in the Fairfax Health District, the Health Department has launched an updated version of its COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.

Learn more about the changes.

Local Vaccine News

Learn more about vaccines and COVID-19, watch:

Charlas Comunitarias (Español)
COVID-19 Vaccine Stories
More COVID-19 videos


V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that checks in on you after your COVID-19 vaccination. Your participation helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe — for you and for everyone. If you got vaccinated in the last 6 weeks, you can participate in v-safe. 

Fairfax Virtual Assistant