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Posted on: July 26, 2022

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Updates from the Fairfax Health Department (July 2022)

  • Novavax is the newest vaccine option, and it will be available through the health department in August for ages 18+
  • Vaccine data for 6 months to 4 year old age group is now on the COVID-19 dashboard
  • Walk-in service is now available for the baby COVID-19 vaccine
  • Read more here

How to Find the COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Vaccines.gov and vacunas.gov: Vaccinations are widely available in Fairfax County, including at the Fairfax County Government Center and Hyland South County Center, which will remain open and available for walk-in, free vaccinations. The Health Department is also continuing its outreach and collaborative work, with multiple community partners, to provide vaccinations clinics at sites across the county, including houses of worship, schools, businesses and special events.
  • Make an appointment at a grocery store, pharmacy, etc. through vaccines.gov or vacunas.gov
  • Check with your primary care provider or doctor
  • If you speak English as a second language, need an ASL interpreter by video, or have technical needs: Call Virginia Department of Health at (877) 829-4682 (TTY 711)
  • ¿Necesitas vacunarte? Entérate cómo conseguir tu vacuna en Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 8pm. Traducción disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

Source: CDC, July 2022

Child’s AgePfizer-BioNTechModernaJ&J/Janssen
6 months to 4 years old3-dose primary series2-dose primary seriesNot authorized
5 to 17 years old2-dose primary series2-dose primary seriesNot authorized


According to the CDC, children and teens ages 5 through 17 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised will need a third dose to complete their primary series, as well as boosters if eligible. Children and teens with a weakened immune system should get:

  • One booster if they are ages 5 through 11 years
  • Two boosters if they are ages 12 years and older

How to Find COVID-19 Tests

  • VDH Testing Locator
    Search for testing sites and options through the Virginia Department of Health.
  • Your Doctor
    Check with your primary care provider or doctor.
  • Urgent Care Centers
    Places such as urgent care centers, community health centers, and community-based clinics across the state evaluate patients who may have COVID-19 and do testing. Most clinics are set up to swab patients for testing on-site and many offer drive-up and walk-up testing options.
  • No Insurance and Trying to Find Testing and Care for COVID-19?
    • City residents can also call Housing and Human Services at 703-248-5005, TTY 711 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to talk with someone about their needs and receive advice on services available to them. Fairfax County residents can call Coordinated Services Planning service at 703-222-0880, TTY 711 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Masks Welcome but Not Required in City Facilities (as of March 2, 2022)

Based on the CDC’s new metrics, the City of Falls Church will no longer require masks for the public or employees in City government facilities, including City Hall, the Community Center, and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library. Please note:

  • Masks and social distancing are welcome for anyone who chooses to do so.
  • Stay healthy by:
    • Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Getting tested if you have symptoms.
    • Staying home if you have symptoms and/or a positive test.
    • Wear a mask if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 .
    • Practice good hygiene by washing hands and covering a cough or sneeze with your elbow.
  • Masks may still be required in healthcare, congregant settings, on public transportation, and in private businesses that choose to continue the requirement.

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