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How to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

CSHD is now offering “open” or public COVID-19 vaccine clinics for anyone who lives or works in the Central Shenandoah Health District and is age 12+.

To schedule an appointment at a CSHD COVID-19 vaccine clinic, please go to vase.vdh.virginia.gov. This link will take you to the scheduling platform VASE+. From there, you can look up any CSHD clinic that is close to your location. CSHD will be offering weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the health district. We will be updating vase.vdh.virginia.gov every week. You can also call your local health department office to schedule an appointment over the phone. Please reserve our phone lines for individuals who do not have access to the internet or a computer.

Where else can I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with a local pharmacy, healthcare provider, or Community Vaccination Center, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

Walk-in Appointments:

We now accept walk-ins at our CSHD vaccine clinics, however, appointments are preferred. Walk-in appointment availability is dependent on vaccine supply.

Please read our FAQ section below for more information:


 

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine appointments posted on the CSHD website?

  • Central Shenandoah Health District is vaccinating everyone age 16 years old and up. Essential workers and persons in Phase 1a, 1b, 1c are encouraged to pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov in order to be directly invited to clinics. Please keep in mind that the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for persons age 16 and 17 is the Pfizer vaccine.

Do you accept walk-in appointments?

  • We are accepting walk-in appointments. Appointments are preferred and the only way to guarantee that you will get a COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic is to register prior to your arrival. Walk-in appointment availability is dependent on vaccine supply at clinics. 

Should I still pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine on vaccinate.virginia.gov?

  • If you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1a, 1b, or 1c, then you can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov to be directly connected to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic opportunity. This is not mandatory, rather a way to expedite your vaccination.

How is CSHD using the pre-registration data?

  • We are using the pre-registration to call or email those eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1a, 1b, and 1c and are pre-registered. 

Is this the only way to get a vaccine appointment in the Central Shenandoah Health District? 

  • No. We are still using the pre-registration data to contact people to schedule appointments. Our healthcare partners are also scheduling appointments for their own clinics. The Federal Pharmacy Partnership is also expanding and there will be opportunities to get vaccines through local retail pharmacies. 
  • Is it important to be aware of vaccine scams. All COVID-19 vaccines are free and you will never be asked for your credit card information or social security number. Things to keep in mind:
    • Do not pay to put your name on a priority list
    • Do not pay to get early access to the vaccine
    • Do not pay out of pocket for the vaccine
    • Vaccines are not solicited door-to-door

What if I do not have access to the internet, computer, etc.?

  • The health department is still calling people to make vaccine appointments. Please make sure that you pre-register by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Center 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682). We are using the pre-registration information to call people with appointments.
  • These appointments are for high volume, mass vaccination clinics. We are working with our healthcare partners in Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro to provide similar opportunities in that area. We are also working with healthcare partners in Bath and Highland to provide vaccines to those communities.  

Can I go to a clinic if I live outside of the Central Shenandoah Health District?

  • These clinics are only for those who live or work in the Central Shenandoah Health District. The Central Shenandoah Health District includes the following counties:
      • Augusta County
      • Bath County
      • Highland County
      • Rockbridge County 
      • Rockingham County

And the following cities:

      • Buena Vista City 
      • Harrisonburg City
      • Lexington City
      • Staunton City
      • Waynesboro City

Can I go to a clinic if I live in Central Shenandoah Health District but do not live in the locality where the clinic is being held?

  • You can attend a vaccine clinic in a locality where you do not live as long as you live and work in the Central Shenandoah Health District. Again, these clinics are only for those who live or work in the Central Shenandoah Health District:
  • The Central Shenandoah Health District includes the following counties:
    • Augusta County
    • Bath County
    • Highland County
    • Rockbridge County 
    • Rockingham County 

 And the following cities: 

    • Buena Vista City 
    • Harrisonburg City
    • Lexington City
    • Staunton City
    • Waynesboro City