COVID-19: Get Vaccinated
Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Get Vaccinated and Boosted!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna updated bivalent boosters for everyone 5 years and older, at least 2 months after being fully vaccinated.
For children ages 6 months through 5 years who have been fully vaccinated with Moderna, they are now eligible to receive a Moderna bivalent booster 2 months after their last dose. Children ages 6 months through 4 years who are currently completing a three dose Pfizer vaccination will receive a Pfizer bivalent vaccine as their third dose.
Bivalent vaccines protect against two strains of a disease, in this case, the original strain and the newer Omicron variant of COVID-19. Vaccine providers may receive the new boosters at different times, call ahead to check availability. Alexandria Health Department will add booster clinics to this website as they become available.
If you have an appointment scheduled and need to reschedule or cancel, please contact the provider directly. For general questions, or for scheduling specifically Novavax appointments, please contact the Alexandria Health Department Hotline at 703.746.4988, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COVID-19 Vaccines are Important for Children
COVID vaccines and boosters are now recommended as part of routine childhood vaccine schedules, per the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). View or share the Spanish and Amharic webinars presented in collaboration with local community leaders and health experts regarding the safety and importance of COVID-19 vaccines for children.
Looking for vaccine and booster options for children under 5? Vaccination locations may include the following, please call ahead to check availability:
- Alexandria Health Department clinics, listed above.
- Your pediatrician's office.
- Pharmacies, which can be found on vaccines.gov (pharmacies can vaccinate only children 3 and older at most locations, some full service clinics can vaccinate children under 3).
- Red Sea Homecare clinics, which can be found on the Red Sea website and the VDH search tool.
- Hispanic American Pediatric Associates, located at 5130 Duke Street, Suite 7, Alexandria, VA 22304. Insurance is needed, call for appointment availability: 703.751.2021
How Can I Receive More Information?
Feel free to call the AHD hotline at 703.746.4988 from Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or use VDH’s extensive COVID-19 resource pages which includes recommendations based on age and vaccine type. As always, you can call your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss the best options for vaccination.