April Updates on Loudoun County COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Update:
Phase 2 Begins and Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
Effective Monday, April 12, 2021, Loudoun County expanded COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to include all Loudoun County residents who are 16 years of age and older and encourages them to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine if they have not already done so.
The expansion of vaccination opportunities earlier than expected is a result of the efficient vaccination of people who were in the Phase 1 priority groups over the past three and half months. As Loudoun County begin making appointments for people in the general population, they will continue to prioritize vaccination for anyone in groups who are at greater risk of exposure and illness and for spreading the virus.
People can pre-register for a vaccine in one of two ways:
Phone: call 1-877-829-4682 (many languages, including Spanish)
Spanish: Condado de Loudoun está pasando a la Fase 2 del plan de vacunación COVID-19, incluye todos los mayores de 16 años: www.loudoun.gov/COVIDEspano
English: Loudoun County is moving to Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination plan, including everyone 16 and older: www.loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine
A printable flyer in English and Spanish provides instructions on how to pre-register for a vaccine. Please feel free to distribute this information to your family, friends and colleagues in Loudoun County.
Loudoun County has updated their website with new information and resources regarding they move into Phase 2 of the vaccination effort:
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
As you may have heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health have recommended a pause in the use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine due to concerns over a rare blood clot issue. Effectively immediately, Loudoun County will pause the use of the J&J vaccine. This does not impact any scheduled appointments for equity-focused clinics; however, some planned events will have to change to the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The County is actively working on adjusting these upcoming events.
Please be sure to check both the Loudoun County Health Department and CDC sites for more frequent updates!