Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location. COVID-19 call center hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

703-267-3511
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

COVID-19 Info to Share in the Fairfax Community

Updated April 25, 2022

We need YOU to be a public health advocate in your neighborhood. We are all in this together, so help us spread the word about COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds and boosters for those 12+ across the community. Download and share videos, printables and social media posts. We are counting on you!

COVID-19 Vaccination for 5-11 year-olds and Boosters for 12+

Key messages

  • COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Over 200 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been safely administered in the United States and many million more around the world. Independent scientific advisory committees to both FDA and CDC have concluded that the benefits of vaccinating children 5-11 years old far outweigh the rare side effects that occur. 
  • Vaccinations are important because COVID-19 is affecting children. Since mid-August children have often experienced the highest rates of COVID-19 infection in our community. While children are less likely to get serious disease than adults, some have been hospitalized, and, like adults, some suffer symptoms that can last for months. Children with asymptomatic infections can spread the virus to other household members.
  • Stay up-to-date on vaccines. Booster doses are recommended for people ages 12+. The booster increases immune response, providing improved protection against getting infected with COVID-19. 

5-11 Vaccine Options

There are multiple opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Fairfax Health District. Most sites will be providing vaccine by appointment only. These include:

When looking for an appointment, be sure to search for Pfizer pediatric vaccine since it is the only vaccine currently available for use in children 5-11 years old. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or another adult at all community vaccination sites. 
 

Booster Options

Boosters are offered at pharmacies, through health care providers, and the Health Department. Make an appointment. 

Vaccine for 5-11 and Boosters Materials

VDH Vaccine for 5-11 Fact Sheet

VDH Fact Sheet on Vaccine for 5-11

English

Inova Vaccine for Kids: A Guide for Parents

Inova Guide for Parents

English

Boosters

Boosters Flyer in English

English | Spanish

Social Media to Share

Post copy: Vaccines are a routine part of childhood. The COVID-19 vaccine is the latest — and it's important. It's proven to be highly effective in preventing children from getting and spreading the virus. Fully protect your child: Make an appointment today.

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Post copy: Parents! It's the moment you've been waiting for: The COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for children 5 and older. Don't wait to protect them! Make an appointment today. #VaccinateVirginia #FFXCovid

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Post copy: Think of it as a kid-sized dose! Children ages 5 to 11 who get the COVID-19 vaccine receive one-third the amount given to those 12 and older. And it works: Vaccinated 5- to 11-year-olds produce levels of antibodies that are similar to those of adults who received the higher dose. #VaccinateVirginia #FFXCovid

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Post copy: Parents: When you get your child vaccinated against COVID-19, you're not protecting just them — you're adding another layer of protection for your entire family. That includes grandparents, younger brothers and sisters, and even yourself. The vaccine is proven to be highly effective in preventing children from getting and spreading COVID-19. #VaccinateVirginia #FFXCovid

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FAQ for Parents of School-Aged Children

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FCPS Health and Safety Guidance

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Stay on top of local COVID-19 vaccine news

Follow us, share social posts, and mention us on Facebook at @fairfaxcountyhealth and Twitter at @fairfaxhealth!

Questions? Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 703-324-7404

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