Return to School - COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11

Preparing for the availability of vaccinations for younger children

Pop-up Vaccine Clinics for Students Aged 5-11

School-located pop up pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics will begin in our highest impacted communities. More information can be found on the Fairfax County Health Department website

Fairfax county vaccination rates are some of the highest in the country and a coalition of organizations are preparing for the next watershed moment of the pandemic—the availability of vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Vax up logo

FCPS is collaborating with the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Inova Health System in its coordination of the anticipated vaccine rollout for ages 5-11. 

The plan includes multiple opportunities to support different needs, ranging from community vaccination sites to targeted vaccination clinics in evenings and on weekends, and targeted vaccination clinics during the school day. 

COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5-11 has been approved!  FCPS, the Fairfax County Health Department, Inova, and the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Pediatricians are collaborating to offer community-wide access to vaccines as soon as the first deliveries arrive to Fairfax County.  In the meantime, you may have questions about the vaccine. We talked with local pediatricians to answer some of the most common questions. 

First, we asked how the vaccine works and about its safety.  Englishen español

Find out how to prepare your child for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can make them more comfortable if they experience side effects.

Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and they need a flu shot. Pediatricians say they can get them both at the same appointment. Find out what else pediatricians have to say about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the plan to roll out vaccination options for students aged 5-11 by watching a video of Dr. Brabrand’s presentation or viewing the presentation slides.

COVID-19 Availability for Children 5-11

Learn more about the plan to roll out vaccination options for students aged 5-11 by watching this video.