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Posted on September 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM by Nancy McCormick
In preparation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and for vaccinating children ages 5-12, Loudoun County will resume vaccination operations by appointment only at its Dulles Town Center site, located at 21090 Dulles Town Circle in Sterling.
Sterling Elementary School Vaccination Site Closed
In addition, because the Dulles Town Center site will reopen, the Health Department will cease operation of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Sterling Elementary School at this time. Anyone with an existing appointment at the school site will be contacted to transfer their appointment to the Dulles Town Center site.
The CDC and VDH are expected to announce recommendations for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose within the next week, once authorization for a booster is provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is unknown at this time whether boosters will be recommended for all COVID-19 vaccines or the time interval for receiving a booster. Recommendations for vaccinating children ages 5-12 are expected in the coming weeks. Currently, a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended only for people who received two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna and are moderately and severely immunocompromised.
COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
All residents who need a COVID-19 vaccine may receive one from many providers in the community, 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 a vaccination site near you.
To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at the county’s Dulles Town Center site beginning Friday, September 17, visit loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine.
“While Loudoun County provided more than 300,000 vaccinations this year, residents have many more options now,” said Dr. Goodfriend. “You don’t have to come back to the Dulles Town Center to get your booster dose if there is a more convenient option for you.”
Loudoun County encourages everyone to stay informed about COVID-19 and the upcoming vaccination recommendations.
For additional information about COVID-19, visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus, call the Health Department's information line at 703-737-8300 or email the Health Department.
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