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How to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Virginia

Virginia now has a statewide vaccine pre-registration system.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Virginia is a three-step process: (1) determining which phase you fall into (2) pre-registering or filling out an interest form if necessary and (3) booking an appointment when it’s your turn. We’ll walk you through these steps below. Feel free to share this guide with anyone you know who needs assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-register or fill out an interest form, that is not a scheduled appointment. You'll be contacted when the vaccination site is ready to schedule you.

1. AM I ELIGIBLE?

Anyone 16 and up is eligible to be vaccinated.

2. YES, I AM ELIGIBLE! HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT? 

Hooray! For general vaccine rollout information in Virginia, visit this site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

Now, let’s walk you through booking your appointment. There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Virginia:

  • Health care personnel: you should be vaccinated at your workplace. If you are a healthcare worker who can’t access the vaccine through your employer, call the local health department where you work or contact the VDH COVID-19 Call Center at 877-275-8343 for assistance.
  • Residents of long-term care facilities: you should be vaccinated at your facility through partnerships with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies.
  • Essential workers: check with your employers to see if employer-based vaccination clinics are being held. If not, pre-register with the local health department where you work.
  • Anyone else who is eligible: pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov (Fairfax County has opted out. If you are a Fairfax resident skip to the next bullet point). Click the blue preregistration button at that link and follow the instructions. According to the state Dept. of Health, anyone who has signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district is being automatically imported into the new statewide system - so you do not need to preregister again with the new system. People will keep their current place in line and will be able to search that they are in the new system, according to the Dept. of Health. Once you have pre-registered, you will receive a reference number. You can also enter your email address to receive regular email updates.  
  • Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration
  • Call Virginia's statewide call center at 877-829-4682. People there can help you pre-register for an appointment or answer your questions. You can speak with someone in English, Spanish or more than 100 other languages. They are currently prioritizing callers ages 75 and older and people who speak Spanish.
  • Reach out to your local pharmacy. Many pharmacies and medical facilities have their own vaccine registration websites. CVS Pharmacy, Giant Foods, Walmart and Sam's Club are scheduling appointments. Bookings are open online.

While vaccine registration is centralized at vaccinate.virginia.gov, health departments continue to serve as a resource for local announcements and information. These may include updates on eligibility, which can vary by health district. Local health department websites and phone numbers are below, organized in alphabetical order. To save time scrolling, hold down the “command” and “F” keys on your keyboard. Then, type your county into the search box that appears. 

Alexandria: https://www.alexandriava.gov/Vaccines

You can also call 703-746-4996

Alleghany: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/alleghany/rcahd-covid-19-vaccine/

  • Botetourt: 540-473-8240 
  • Covington: 540-962-2173 
  • Craig: 540-864-5136 
  • Roanoke City: 540-283-5050 
  • Salem: 540-387-5530 
  • Vinton: 540-857-7800

Arlington: https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/vaccines/

You can also call the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999

Blue Ridge: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/blue-ridge/covid-19-vaccination/ 

  • Albemarle
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Nelson

You can also call the BRHD COVID hotline at 434-972-6261 (open M-F 8am-4:30pm)

Central Shenandoah: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/covid-19-vaccine-information/ 

  • Augusta: 540-332-7830 
  • Bath: 540-839-7246 
  • Buena Vista City: 540-261-2149
  • Harrisonburg: 540-574-5102 
  • Highland: 540-468-2270 
  • Lexington: 540-463-3185 
  • Rockbridge: 540-463-3185
  • Rockingham: 540-574-5100
  • Staunton: 540-332-7830 
  • Waynesboro: 540-949-0137 

Central Virginia: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-virginia/ 

  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Bedford
  • Campbell
  • Lynchburg

You can also call the CVHD Call Center: 434-477-5965

Chesapeake: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesapeake/covid-vaccination-information/ 

You can also call the Southside COVID-19 hotline at 757-683-2745 M-F 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm

Chesterfield: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/ 

  • Chesterfield
  • Colonial Heights
  • Powhatan

You can also call the Chesterfield Health District Coronavirus Hotline M-F 8am-4:30pm at 804-318-8207

Chickahominy: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/ 

  • Charles City
  • Goochland
  • Hanover
  • New Kent

You can also call the Chickahominy Health District Call Center 8am-4:30pm M-F at 804-365-3240

Crater: https://vdh.virginia.gov/crater/ 

  • Dinwiddie
  • Emporia
  • Greensville
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Prince George
  • Surry
  • Sussex

You can also call COVID-19 General Information: 804-862-8989

Cumberland Plateau: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberland-plateau/vaccine/ 

  • Buchanan
  • Dickenson
  • Russell
  • Tazewell

You can also call 276-889-7621

Eastern Shore: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/eastern-shore/ 

  • Accomack
  • Northampton

You can also call 757-787-5880

Fairfax: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine 

  • Fairfax
  • Fairfax City
  • Falls Church

Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration

You can also call 703-246-2411 M-F 8am-4:30pm  

Hampton: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/hampton/ 

You can also call the Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts’ Vaccine Hotline: 757-594-7496

Henrico: https://henrico.us.health

You can also call the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts Call Center at 804-205-3501

Lenowisco: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lenowisco/vaccine/ 

  • Lee: 276-346-2011 
  • Norton: 276-328-8000 
  • Scott: 276-386-1312 
  • Wise: 276-328-8000 

Lord Fairfax: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/ 

  • Clarke: 540-955-1033 
  • Frederick: 540-722-3470 
  • Page: 540-743-6528 
  • Shenandoah: 540-459-3733 
  • Warren: 540-635-3159 
  • Winchester: 540-722-3470

Loudoun: https://www.loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine/ 

You can also call 703-737-8300 Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Mount Rogers: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers-vaccine/ 

  • Bland
  • Bristol
  • Carroll
  • Galax
  • Grayson
  • Smyth
  • Washington
  • Wythe

You can also call the contacts below.

Karen Shelton, Health Director: 276-781-7450

Patricia B. Vanhoy, Nurse Manager Sr: 276-781-7450

New River: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/new-river/ 

  • Floyd
  • Giles
  • Montgomery
  • Pulaski
  • Radford

You can also call 540-838-8222

Norfolk: https://www.norfolk.gov/5023/COVID-Vaccine-Information 

You can also call 757-664-7468

Peninsula: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula/ 

  • James City
  • Newport News
  • Poquoson
  • Williamsburg
  • York

You can also call 757-594-7496 9am - 4pm M-F

Piedmont: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/piedmont/ 

  • Amelia: 804-561-2711 
  • Buckingham: 434-969-4244 
  • Charlotte: 434-542-5251 
  • Cumberland: 804-492-4661 
  • Lunenburg: 434-696-2346 
  • Nottoway: 434-645-7595 
  • Prince Edward: 434-392-8187 

Pittsylvania-Danville: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/pittsylvania-danville 

You can also call 434-766-9828

Portsmouthhttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/portsmouth/covid-vaccine-information/

You can also call 757-393-8585

Prince William: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/  

  • Manassas City
  • Manassas Park
  • Prince William

You can also call 703-872-7759 

Rappahannock: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock/  

  • Caroline
  • Fredericksburg
  • King George
  • Spotsylvania
  • Stafford

You can also call 540-899-4797

Rappahannock Rapidan: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/ 

  • Culpeper
  • Fauquier
  • Madison
  • Orange
  • Rappahannock

You can also call 540-308-6072

Richmond: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/ 

You can also call: 804-205-3501

Roanoke: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/roanoke/covid-vaccine/

You can also call 540-283-5050

Southside: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/southside/ 

  • Brunswick
  • Halifax
  • Mecklenburg

You can also call 434-738-6545

Three Rivers: https://www/vdh.virginia.gov/three-rivers/ 

  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • King and Queen
  • King William
  • Lancaster
  • Mathews
  • Middlesex
  • Northumberland
  • Richmond County
  • Westmoreland

You can also call the COVID-19 Resource Center: 804-824-2733

Virginia Beach: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/ 

You can also call 757-683-2745

West Piedmont: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/west-piedmont/  

  • Franklin: 540-484-0314 
  • Henry: 276-638-2311 
  • Martinsville: 276-638-2311 
  • Patrick: 276-693-2069

Western Tidewater: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/western-tidewater/vaccine-information/

  • Franklin City: 757-562-6109 
  • Isle of Wight: 757-279-3070 
  • Southampton: 757-653-3040 
  • Suffolk: 757-514-4781

If you have additional questions or information, text us at 202-895-5599.

Below, you can explore updated coronavirus vaccination and case statistics for our area.