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COVID-19 Summary Report for November 15, 2021

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 4:55 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Last report 11/08/21@5:11 p.m.

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Loudoun County Update

  • Health Department Encourages Children to be Vaccinated ASAP: As we reported earlier today, COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 - 11 is widely available in Loudoun County and health officials are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible. With the holiday season approaching and families making plans to travel and gather in groups, Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend says there is no better time than now to make an appointment for your child to be vaccinated. Officials say based on analysis of new COVID-19 cases in Loudoun and Virginia, the highest rate of infection in children is among those ages 5 -11. The county’s Dulles Town Center clinic has vaccination appointments for children in this age group open as early as tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Additional appointments are available on Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, as well as on Tuesday, November 23. 
  • What to Know about Vaccine for Children: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being used for 5- to-11-year-olds has the same active ingredient as the Pfizer vaccine given to ages 12 and up, but is provided in a different formulation due to its lower dosage – 10 micrograms per shot compared to 30 micrograms per shot for those 12 and older. In addition:
    • The vials containing the vaccine for 5- to-11-year-olds have an orange cap, while the vials for the vaccine given to those 12 and older have a purple cap. 
    • Children 5 -11 also receive the vaccine through smaller needles, designed specifically for children. 
    • Unlike many medications, COVID-19 vaccine dosage does not vary by patient weight but by age on the day of vaccination.
    • Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens.
  • VDH Adds Vaccination Data For Children Ages 5-11 to Dashboard: The Virginia Department of Health has added vaccination data for children ages 5-11 to the VDH Vaccine Demographics Dashboard. The dashboard, which is updated daily, also includes the percentage of the population with at least one dose by age group and gives total vaccinations and percentages for people ages 5-17, 5 and up, 18 and up and 65 and up. Read more in this news release from VDH.
  • Sign Your Children Up for V-safe: V-safe is the smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and guardians can enroll their children in v-safe and complete health check-ins on their behalf after they receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if your child has any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from the CDC may call to check on you and your child and get more information. V-safe is available in English, Korean, simplified Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. 
  • COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, November 16: Loudoun County will offer another free COVID-19 testing event tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The drive-thru event is open to all. Who should get tested? Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Also, anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and a new loss of taste or smell or who has been potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 should be tested, regardless of their vaccination status. 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
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