Oct 22

Loudoun to Offer J and J and Moderna COVID-19 Booster Doses in Addition to Pfizer to Eligible Groups

Posted on October 22, 2021 at 11:40 AM by Nancy McCormick

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has authorized local health districts to begin administering booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain individuals as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

In addition, the CDC and VDH have approved a “mix and match” approach to boosters, allowing people to receive a different brand of vaccine for the booster dose than what they received in their initial vaccine series. For example, someone who received the one-dose J&J vaccine could receive either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as a booster.

Beginning Saturday, October 23, 2021, Loudoun County will begin offering booster doses of the Moderna and J&J vaccines to the recommended groups, in addition to the previously approved Pfizer vaccine booster, at its Dulles Town Center clinic by appointment only.  

“Boosters doses will provide added protection to recommended groups who are fully vaccinated, but it remains critical that unvaccinated people also get their first doses as soon as possible,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “Loudoun County continues to have substantial transmission of the virus in our community, which can be slowed by getting even more people vaccinated.” 

To date, more than 543,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Loudoun County, and more than 263,000 are fully vaccinated. Additionally, more than 14,000 booster and third doses have been provided so far.

Who Can Get Booster Shots Now

J&J: Anyone who received the J&J vaccine can receive a booster dose of any of the three vaccine types at least two months following their initial vaccination. 

Moderna and Pfizer: Anyone who received their initial two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least six months (180 days) ago is eligible for a booster dose of any of the three types of vaccine if they are in any the groups approved by the CDC and authorized by VDH, which are:

Residents seeking a vaccine booster are not required to offer any proof of risk. 

In addition to boosters, Loudoun County continues to offer vaccination appointments to: 

Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Right now, COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 years is not yet authorized. The Loudoun County Health Department is planning for the expected approval of the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11 years old. The necessary federal approvals for vaccinating this group of children are expected by early November.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

To make an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine at the county’s Dulles Town Center site, visit loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine. Flu vaccine is not available at the Dulles Town Center clinic. Anyone without internet access or who needs assistance making an appointment can call the county information line at 703-737-8300 weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition, COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in the community from many providers, such as medical offices and pharmacies including, but not limited to, CVS, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart and Wegmans. These locations have the benefit of being able to also provide flu vaccine at the same time, which is recommended by the health department. Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you.

Know When You’re Eligible for a Booster Dose 

With the CDC guidance calling for booster doses to be administered at least six months (180 days) after the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and two months after the J&J vaccine, it’s important that people know when they completed their initial series so that they can appropriately time a booster. 

You can find the date you completed the initial series on your vaccination card. If you received that dose in Virginia and have misplaced the card, you can find the date by searching for your vaccine record online. If you need assistance over the phone, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   

The Virginia Department of Health has added a scannable QR code to vaccination records. The technology allows anyone vaccinated in Virginia to show proof of vaccination with a digital or printed QR code instead of a paper card. If you have moved to Loudoun from another state since receiving your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or dose of J&J, you should check with the health department for your previous jurisdiction for your vaccination record.   

Stay Informed About COVID-19

For additional information about COVID-19 and to sign up for COVID-19 text and email updates from Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 vaccine may call the Health Department's information line at 703-737-8300, or send an email to the Health Department.  

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Oct 18

COVID-19 Summary Report for October 18, 2021

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 5:13 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Last report 10/12/[email protected]:25 p.m.

 COVID-19 Cases Data 

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Loudoun County Update

  • Free COVID-19 Testing: Health officials say if you have potentially been exposed to someone with COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status, you should be tested for COVID-19. Also, you should get tested if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and a new loss of taste or smell. Loudoun County offers free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at various locations in the county. The next testing event is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19, at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road.) Required registration forms can be filled out ahead of time. You can find links to the forms as well as a schedule of testing events online at loudoun.gov/COVID19testing.
  • Cases Among Children Added to VDH Data Insights: The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today an addition to its COVID-19 online data that can help track the impact of the coronavirus on the state’s youngest residents. It shows COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in children 0 to 17 years of age. The COVID-19 in Virginia: Cases Among Children dashboard was added because of the increase in COVID-19 cases among children across the state since the end of the summer. Since March 2020, VDH reports that there have been 127,997 COVID-19 cases among children 0 to 17 years, 380 hospitalizations and nine deaths. Read the complete VDH news release.
  • Booster Update: The Virginia Department of Health is planning for the expected approval of booster shots for people who have completed either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine series. An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to consider whether to recommend the boosters when it meets October 20-21. This follows a recommendation in favor of the boosters from the Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. In a statement released in response to the development, Virginia’s Vaccination Liaison Dr. Danny Avula said Virginia continues to plan for providing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Virginia is already providing a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose at least 6 months after completion of the primary series, for certain individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine. Visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to find a convenient location for receiving a booster dose or the initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Vaccines for Children: Health officials are also planning for expected approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children. The Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet  Tuesday, October 26, to consider the use of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Information on how to access the virtual meeting is online here.
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Oct 18

COVID-19 Summary Report for October 12, 2021

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 11:04 AM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Last report 10/04/[email protected]:54 p.m.

 COVID-19 Cases Data 

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Loudoun County Update

  • County Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Weekly: Loudoun County has expanded our twice-a-month COVID-19 testing events to weekly. The additional testing events give residents more options for free testing. The drive-thru events are scheduled for Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at various locations across the county. The next event is scheduled for October 19 at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road.) Required registration forms can be filled out ahead of time. You can find links to the forms as well as a schedule of testing events online at loudoun.gov/COVID19testing.
  • COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Halloween: To have a safe Halloween celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials recommend outdoor trick-or-treating in small groups and discourage any indoor parties.  Loudoun County Health Director Dr. Goodfriend recommends: 
    • Trick-or-treating outdoors in small groups or hosting a small outdoor gathering. 
    • Incorporating a face covering into a child’s costume (over the age of 2). 
    • If giving out candy, consider individual bags to hand out or a contactless option such as a candy chute. 
    • Washing your hands before going trick-or-treating or handing out candy. Hand sanitizer should be used while trick-or-treating or handing out candy when soap and water aren’t available.
    • Maintaining physical distancing from people not in your household or who have not been vaccinated. 
    • Read the complete guidance at loudoun.gov/safehalloween.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines are Widely Available: The Loudoun County Health Department encourages everyone age 12 and older who has not already received a COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Loudoun County COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Dulles Town Center is open by appointment only. Vaccine is widely available from many other providers in Loudoun, such as medical offices and pharmacies including, but not limited to, CVS, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart and Wegmans. Visit vaccines.gov to find the vaccination site most convenient for you. 
  • How to Watch or Listen to Upcoming FDA Meetings on COVID-19 Vaccines: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted information on how to follow the virtual meetings of an advisory committee that will consider topics related to COVID-19 this month. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, October 14, to discuss authorizing booster doses of the Moderna vaccine; Friday, October 15, to discuss authorizing booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; and mixing vaccine types - receiving initial doses of one COVID-19 vaccine and, later, a booster dose of another manufacturer's vaccine; and Tuesday, October 26, to consider the use of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.  
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