The Virginia Department of Health has launched a new online statewide pre-registration system to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccine. If you live in Virginia and have already registered with your area VDH, your information has been transferred and you will maintain your current status. You can confirm your registration in the new system at www.vaccinate.virginia.gov.
The available supply of vaccine is still limited around the country, and the wait has been frustrating. The good news is that state and local public health officials and many partners have been working to get vaccines to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
Virginia ranks 12th among all states for percent of the population that has received at least one dose, and 9th among all states for percent of available doses administered, according to CDC data presented by the New York Times.
Although the complexities of vaccine distribution do not make it possible to give an estimated appointment date, reminders will be sent to let you know you are still on the pre-registration list. When your appointment becomes available, there will be no charge. State and local agencies will never call, email, or text you to ask for your social security number or immigration status in connection with vaccination.
For additional information, including frequently asked questions and details about vaccine eligibility, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine / or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.