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COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

When are kids eligible to receive the COVID vaccine?

Children will be offered vaccines only after the vaccine is tested and authorized by FDA for use in children. At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and up, and the Moderna vaccine is authorized for ages 18 and up.

When are teens 16 and up eligible to receive the COVID vaccine?

Please know we are committed to vaccinating as many people as possible, though our vaccination plans need to be flexible due to the uncertainty of vaccine supply. We are working closely with local health districts and the Virginia Department of Health to hopefully secure more vaccine supply over the next few weeks and months. We appreciate your patience and understanding of this process.

Read Virginia's vaccine guidelines

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in children and teens

COVID-19: My why

Not all heroes wear capes

“The pandemic has been difficult for all families, with marginalized and families of color being notably impacted. As a social worker, I’ve encouraged families and helped them navigate the challenges to meet their basic needs. Although I was initially hesitant, I chose to be vaccinated to protect myself, my family and to do my part to help get this virus under control.”

- Alethia Watford, licensed clinical social worker

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COVID Vaccine Diary: Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough

Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, a pediatrician and mom of two shares her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Check out her video diary to learn more about why she got vaccinated and how she felt throughout her vaccine journey.

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