Flu season is here, and so are new COVID-19 booster vaccines! Protect yourself and your loved ones this fall and schedule your flu shot and COVID booster today. Both vaccines are safe and effective, and it's safe to receive them at the same time.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children 6 Months and Older
The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months and older. You can now protect your youngest children from serious illness or hospital stays due to COVID-19.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Request Your Vaccination Record Online
You can use the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Request Portal to easily look up your COVID-19 vaccine record for free.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: A Second Booster Dose is Available to Those 50 and Older
The FDA recently approved a second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 booster shot for:
- People 50 and older
- People ages 12-49 with some long-term medical conditions (Please consult your doctor if you might be eligible.)
Important COVID-19 Update: Unvaccinated Virginians are 4 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19 Than Those Who are Fully Vaccinated
More than 70% of Virginians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated Virginians are 4 times more likely to get COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated. They are also more likely to get very sick or hospitalized. You can protect yourself, your family and your friends by getting your shot.
Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe This Winter
Join the fight against COVID-19! Encourage your friends, family and local community to get vaccinated. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, schedule an appointment to protect yourself and the ones you love.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Booster Shots Are Now Available for Children Ages 16 and 17
The FDA has approved COVID-19 booster shots for all children age 16 and older. All children ages 16 and older can now receive a booster shot to help keep them protected from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update: All Adults Now Eligible for a Booster Vaccine
To protect yourself and your family, the Virginia Department of Health recommends that individuals who are 18 and older should receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- For the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, boosters are recommended 6 months after the 2nd dose.
- For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the booster dose is recommended 2 months after the first dose.
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children Ages 5 - 11
The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. You can now make sure your children are protected at school, during sports activities, and when they are spending time with friends.