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COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

We are vaccinating eligible patients and parents/caregivers.

We are committed to vaccinating as many eligible patients and parents/caregivers as possible, as supply permits.

At this time we are only administering the Pfizer vaccine since it can be given to people as young as 12.

Children under 12

Status: Currently, there are no COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in children under the age of 12. Children’s immune systems are different from adults and their immune systems can even vary at different ages, so more research is needed to ensure the vaccine will be safe and effective for infants, and kids younger than 12.

What you can do now:If you are a parent or caregiver of a child under 12 and would like to get the COVID vaccine, call (804) 628-0223 to get schedule your appointment.

Children and families should continue following current COVID-19 prevention measures – wear a mask (age 2+), wash their hands and social distance. Self-quarantine at home if you or anyone in your family is sick to avoid potentially spreading the virus. It’s also important to keep up with routine vaccinations and medical care to help everyone stay healthy.

Ages 12-24

Status: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for ages 12 and up, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Moderna vaccine is authorized for ages 18 and up.

What you can do now:If you are a patient over the age of 12 or their caregiver and would like to receive the vaccine, call (804) 628-0223 to schedule a vaccine appointment. 

Adults 24+ with special needs

Status: We are offering the vaccine to patients and their parents/caregivers. 

What can you do now: Call 804-628-0223 to schedule a vaccine appointment. 

For additional information go to or call 877-VAX-IN-VA. You can also subscribe to receive the latest COVID-19 vaccine information from our health system.

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Are you planning on getting your child vaccinated?

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If you have a child, teenager or young adult (ages 12+), they are eligible for vaccination. If you are a patient, you can call (804) 628-0223! If you are a member of the community, please visit

We encourage you to check our website frequently or sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine information.

Do you have questions about the vaccine? Ask an expert

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We know this is a stressful time for our families. Visit the COVID-19 updates and information page for appointment guidelines,
virtual visits, and other COVID-19 resources to help you and your family. Thank you for following these guidelines to help
us lessen the impact of COVID-19 in our community.

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