COVID VACCINE SIGN-UP
VPAC is proud to be vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds against Covid at this time. However, the number of families remaining who want to vaccinate their 12+ year-olds is very few at this point, and we cannot continue to vaccinate those patients without wasting many doses (vials are multidose and must be used within a few hours). Given current community needs for booster doses for ages 18+ and limited numbers available through the Fairfax County Health Department (our Covid vaccine source), we do not feel that it would be ethical to waste doses.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. We take pride in vaccinating children, but feel that we must answer to the needs society as a whole. To all of our families of children who received their first dose through us, and whose children are now 12+ we sincerely apologize. We ask that you schedule your child's 2nd dose (the 12+ dose) through a local pharmacy or the health department. They have a larger number of adults requiring boosters every day and will not be in a position of wasting doses the way our practice would. If you have any questions, please call our advice nurse for further guidance.
We are still vaccinating ages 5-11 for Covid shots, and we are still giving flu shots to those who need them. Please sign up for those vaccine spots through the Signup Genius links below.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for age 5+; please only sign up your child if they are a patient of ours who will be at least 5 years old on the date of the first shot. Please keep in mind when you are signing up that a second dose will be needed 21 days later; as a first-dose recipient in our practice you will have priority for sign-ups for scheduling the second dose, and we will contact you about that after you receive your first vaccine.
Please PRINT OUT AND COMPLETE AND BRING WITH YOU the VPAC COVID-19 Consent Form from our website and read the COVID Pfizer VIS fact sheet or the COVID vaccine information sheet for ages 5-11 as well as the CDC allergic reaction information link before coming in for the shot appointment. If you have any questions, please call our advice nurse ahead of time to discuss those. It is important that you bring the completed consent along and that a parent/guardian come along to the shot visits for any 5- to 17-year-old patients to sign for the vaccine in the office as well; 18+ can sign for themselves.
We know there is a lot of eagerness to receive this vaccine and that our available doses are limited so far; we are doing our best to contribute to the vaccine effort with the doses we receive. No walk-ins or add-ons will be allowed (even with a non-shot appointment on a given day; we do not have extra doses), and please do NOT call our office about this vaccine; this online sign-up is our only way to schedule these doses. We expect to receive additional doses in upcoming weeks, but if you do not receive one of our spots and can receive a vaccine elsewhere in the meantime, please do not hesitate--get all eligible family members protected! Thank you for your understanding and patience as we do our part to help try to end this pandemic.