Monday: Hear from Dr. Danny Avula and other health experts about COVID-19 vaccines for those ages 5-11

Henrico, Va., Nov. 4, 2021 — A virtual information session Monday will offer families the chance to hear from health experts about the expanded availability of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger students. “Doses With Danny: COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Ages 5-11” will include a panel of experts, including Dr. Danny Avula of the Virginia Department of Health; Robin Gilbert, supervisor of HCPS school health services; a local pediatrician and more. The Henrico County Public Schools session will take place from 5-6 p.m.

Panelists will speak about newly expanded access to the vaccine for elementary age students. On Oct. 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The vaccine had already been available for those 12 and older.

COVID-19 vaccinations for students ages 5-11 will be available by appointment only at upcoming vaccination clinics at Elko and Fairfield middle schools. HCPS will provide information about clinic dates and times as it becomes available. The school division held a similar series of clinics in the spring and summer for those ages 12 and older, in conjunction with local and state health officials.

Doses With Danny: COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Ages 5-11

  • Nov. 8 from 5-6 p.m.
  • This session is part of HCPS’ Bridge Builders Academy series. Attend the virtual information session by going to and looking under “Upcoming Events.”

Can’t attend? The information session will be recorded for later viewing.

The information session will take place using Microsoft Teams. No registration is required, participation is free and you can take part without creating a Teams account.

Click here to submit your questions for the virtual information session.