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

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FCPS is collaborating with the Fairfax County Health Department, the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Inova Health System to provide vaccination opportunities for children 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!  We talked with local pediatricians to answer some of the most common questions about the vaccine. We encourage everyone to consult with their health care provider for individual questions or concerns about medical decisions. 

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.