NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGION LEVEL OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION: SUBSTANTIAL
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 AVAILABLE
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Key Updates
Booster doses and other prevention strategies reduce the spread of COVID-19 and emerging variants. See the steps you should take.
All adults 18 years and older are now eligible for booster vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or would like to get pregnant.
We have created a list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Business owners & event organizers: are interested in offering COVID-19 vaccines or outreach to your employees or event attendees? You can now request vaccine services and vaccine outreach.
Local Vaccine News
- Health Department Urges Boosters and Prevention Strategies to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 and Emerging Variants
- All Adults, 18 and Over, Eligible for Booster Vaccinations
- Health Department Reaches Out to Families Regarding Mis-Dosing Incident at Lorton Pharmacy
- Northern Virginia Health Districts Remind Residents to Stay Safe from COVID-19 this Holiday Season
- Fairfax Health District Offers COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11 at School-Located Clinics
- Children Ages 5-11 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination
- Now Is the Time To Get Your COVID-19 Booster
- Planning for COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-to-11-Year-Olds: What You Need to Know Now
- Eligible Individuals Recommended to Get COVID-19 Booster Shots
- What You Need to Know About Forthcoming Expanded Vaccination Opportunities
- Community Vaccination Center to Reopen in Tysons on Oct. 8
- Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses Widely Available in Fairfax Health District
- Health Department Waits on Federal and State Guidance Prior to Dispensing Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses
- Highlights from Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccination Update to Board of Supervisors
- QR Codes Now Available to Digitally Verify COVID-19 Vaccination Status
- Update on COVID-19 Investigations and Guidance for Parents of School-aged Children
- COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended When Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Trying to Get Pregnant
- FDA Grants Full Approval for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
- Fairfax County Announces Staff Vaccination Requirement
- COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose FAQs
- Third Dose Vaccinations Now Available for Individuals Who Are Immunocompromised
- Health Department Now Accepting Requests for Vaccine Services
- COVID-19 Delta Variant FAQs
- COVID-19 Cases on the Rise; Immunocompromised Strongly Encouraged to Protect Health
- Fairfax County Now Recommends Indoor Masking to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
- Health Department, Fire and Rescue Partner on Homebound Vaccine Program
- Adolescents Ages 12-18 Urged to Get Vaccinated By July 19; FCPS to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
- What You Need To Know About Heart Inflammation and COVID-19 Vaccines
- Presenting Your Summer Anthem: Game. Set. Vax.
- Slowing Vaccination Uptake, Rise of Variants May Impact Drop in COVID-19 Cases
- Vaccine Opportunities Available Through 4th of July Weekend; Vaccine Shuttle Service Ends
- Government Center COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Offer Walk-in Hours; Closed in Observance of Juneteenth
- Vaccine Equity Clinic on Route 1 in Alexandria Offers Free Transportation
- Tysons Community Vaccination Center to Offer Evening Hours; Site Slated to Close June 26
- Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card? Here’s How to Get a Copy of Your Record
- COVID-19 Social Distancing and Capacity Restrictions Have Now Ended in Virginia; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks
- Memorial Day Weekend: Balancing Opportunities and Cautions Amid Declining COVID-19 Case Numbers
- As Pool Season Begins, Know the Latest COVID-19 Guidance (And Other Healthy Swimming Reminders)
- Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard Now Live
- Vaccine Stories: A Fairfax Family’s COVID-19 Vaccination Decision
- Health Department and Fairfax County Public Schools to Host School-based COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
- Governor Updates Face Covering Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People Effective May 15; Moves Up Capacity and Distancing Changes to May 28
- COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-Olds Is Now Available, Here Is What You Need To Know
- Hey Fairfax County, COVID-19 Vaccine Is Readily Available and Free, Here Is What You Need To Know
- Make It Happen. Move Forward. New Northern Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Begins
- Phase 2 Vaccine FAQs: Second Doses
- Enough Vaccine Now Available for All Residents; Visit Tysons Vaccination Center for Walk-In Appointments or Schedule Directly With Health Department
- CDC and FDA Lift Pause on J&J Vaccine
- Phase 2 Vaccine FAQs: Finding Appointments in VaccineFinder and VAMS
- Community Vaccination Center to Open in Tysons Area April 20
- New Vaccine Scheduling Process to Begin April 18; All People Age 16+ Eligible for a Vaccine in Phase 2
- COVID-19 Call Center Updates
- Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Will Not Be Administered Until Further Notice
- Vaccine Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1c
- Why COVID-19 Vaccines Are Good News for Local Businesses
- Vaccine Registration Now Open for Some Frontline Essential Workers in Phase 1c
- All Individuals Age 16+ to Be Eligible to Register for Vaccine by April 18
- What You Need to Know About Vaccination Locations in the Fairfax Health District
- Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1b
- Join the Health Department’s Team of Vaccinators
- Contacting the Health Department About COVID-19
- Don’t Fall Victim to These 6 COVID-19 Scams
- COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form Now Available in Spanish
- Fairfax Health District Reports Above-Average Vaccination Rates of Long-Term Care Staff and Residents
- CDC Issues New Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated People
- More Vaccine Registration FAQs: Supply Update, Choosing a Vaccine, State System and More
- New Online Tool Available to Remove Yourself from COVID-19 Registration Waitlist
- What You Need to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
- Need Help Getting to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment? View Several Transportation Options
- What You Need to Know About Free Vaccine, Health Insurance and Admin Fees
- Understanding the Dates on Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
- More FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccine Registration, Including Jan. 18 Progress
- COVID-19 Vaccination Partners Expand in Fairfax Health District
- Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
- Vaccine Dashboard Now Live Featuring Dose and Registration Data; Registration Status Checker Also Available
- Fairfax Health District Not Participating in Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System At This Time
- What You Need to Know When You Get Vaccinated AND After You Get Vaccinated
- Health Department Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Update to Board of Supervisors
- Vaccine Distribution Process to Follow New State Guidelines
- From the Golden Gazette: A Spotlight on COVID-19 Vaccination in Fairfax
- What You Need to Know About Limited Vaccine Supply
- Older Adults and the COVID-19 Vaccine in Fairfax
- Process for Scheduling Vaccination Appointments at Health Department Clinics
- Vaccination Registration Begins Jan. 18 for 65+ and People with Medical Conditions
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.