Loudoun details rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old

Dr. David Goodfriend, health director for Loudoun County, told the Times-Mirror on Wednesday that the county poised to begin accepting appointments to vaccinate children as young as 5 starting Friday.

“We do plan on administering vaccines for 5 to 11 years old at our Dulles Town Center,” Goodfriend said. “The expectation is that we will start that this Friday by appointment.”

He said children should able to visit local pharmacies and doctors’ offices to receive the vaccine sometime next week.

Loudoun details rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years old

According to a Wednesday press release, parents can schedule appointments online starting Thursday at: https://guest.vams.cdc.gov/?jurisdiction=LD

The first available appointments for the younger age group will be between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, according to a Nov. 3 release from Loudoun County Public Schools.

When scheduling a 5 to 11-year-old child, parents must select the clinic named: “Ages 5-11 COVID-19 Vaccinations – Loudoun.” Please note that appointments made in the 12-and-up clinic will not be honored for the younger age group.

In addition to the initial appointments for 5 to 11-year-olds on Friday, more appointments will become available on Saturday, November 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and during the weeks that follow on the days that the Dulles Town Center site is open for vaccination, the release states.

As with other medical visits, vaccine appointments are an excused absence.

For more information, visit www.loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine. Anyone with questions may call the Health Department’s information line at 703-737-8300, or send an email to health@loudoun.gov.