COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are a key ingredient to reduce illness, save lives, and return to normalcy in Alexandria. Updates will be added as more information is available about who can be vaccinated first and where vaccines will be offered.

Page updated on Sep 10, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Get Vaccinated!

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free and they can save your life. When enough people get vaccinated, we can get back to normal. The Alexandria Health Department (AHD) and its vaccinating partners are currently offering open vaccine scheduling. Schedule your appointment today.

8/16/21 Update: The CDC now recommends a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for moderately or severely  immunocompromised individuals, which includes those who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Individuals should receive the same vaccine as their initial 2-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), at least 28 days after the second dose. There is not enough data to determine whether immunocompromised people who received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine also have an improved antibody response following an additional dose of the same vaccine. Therefore, no additional dose of Johnson and Johnson is recommended at this time. 

All AHD Pfizer and Moderna clinics are now offering third doses to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals. Choose a clinic offering the same vaccine type of your first two doses. Bring your vaccine card with you for faster service.


Things to Know Before You Schedule

  • Vaccines are free of charge and available to everyone ages 12 and up.
  • AHD recommends receiving the first vaccine available and does not endorse one vaccine manufacturer over another.
  • Pfizer is the only vaccine currently authorized for use on people 12-17 years of age. Other vaccines are only authorized for use in people ages 18 and older.
  • Once your first dose appointment is complete, you will be contacted by the provider to schedule your second dose appointment, as necessary.
  • Minors 17 years of age and under must have a parent, guardian, or adult aged 18 or older designated by the parent or guardian present onsite to receive vaccine. 

Select Schedule Now to Make an Appointment

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If you have an appointment scheduled with a provider listed and need to contact them about rescheduling or cancelling, please contact them directly. For general questions, please contact the Alexandria COVID-19 Hotline at 703.746.4988, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Additional Providers

Pharmacies and other providers can be found at vaccines.gov

Some pediatric practices in Alexandria are working with AHD to administer vaccines for individuals ages 12 and older. Please contact these providers directly to get your child vaccinated. 

  • Provider: Van Dorn Pediatrics
    Location: 2500 N. Van Dorn St., # 102, Alexandria, VA 22302
    Contact: 703.933.0555
  • Provider: Hispanic American Pediatric Associates
    Location: 5130 Duke St., Suite 7, Alexandria, VA 22304
    Contact: 703.751.2021
  • Provider:  Neighborhood Health

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Why Should I Get the Vaccine?

Because it's effective. Because it's safe. Because it's free. Because ending the pandemic depends on most of us getting vaccinated.

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Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?

Vaccines are one of the safest and most effective ways to save lives, protect your loved ones, and help everyone return to normal.

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How Can I Receive More Information?

This website will continue to be updated as more information about COVID-19 vaccines becomes available. Sign up for the City’s eNews, and visit the VDH website and CDC website for more information.

Have a specific question about COVID-19 and the vaccines? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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