Arlington Offering Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines for Children

Published on October 19, 2022


Appointments are now available for a free bivalent (updated) COVID-19 booster for children ages 5 and older through Arlington County Public Health. Boosters are available as of Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, by appointment only. No walk-ins will be allowed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 5 and older gets one updated booster if it has been at least two months since they completed their primary series or booster vaccination.

Make an appointment online with Arlington County Public Health though the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). If you need ADA accommodations or require assistance scheduling your appointment with Arlington County Public Health, call 703-228-7999.

Additional opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available in and around Arlington through pharmacies and other medical providers—visit to find a location near you.

The updated boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. The bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for people ages 5 years and older, and the bivalent Moderna vaccine is authorized for people ages 6 years and older.

Please bring your child’s vaccination card so your provider can add the booster dose. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

More information about vaccines offered at Arlington County Public Health clinics is available on the Arlington County website. General information on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters is available on the CDC’s website


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