Peninsula Health District distributes COVID-19 vaccines

Peninsula Health District distributes COVID-19 vaccines

AS OF 4/14/2021 THE PENINSULA HEALTH DISTRICT’S CURRENT PHASE: 2

Across the Peninsula, your local health district is working hard to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines in an equitable and timely fashion. If you have questions about the safety, efficacy, or timing of the vaccines, please contact the health district in which you work. Whether you work in Newport News, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, or York County, we can connect you to the resources you need to make an informed decision about vaccination.

Get the facts about the vaccine: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

2nd Dose Appointments: A link is sent out via email to everyone who came through our clinic for 1st doses 1-2 days prior to their 2nd dose clinic day. If you do not have an email, or the email was incorrect and sent back to us, you will receive a call. Please answer your phone. We are striving to hit that 28 day mark, but it may not be 28 days exactly. The CDC has stated that the efficacy of the Moderna vaccine is still viable up to 42 days, if necessary. This means the date we write on our patients’ cards is the date in which you become eligible to receive your 2nd dose, not necessarily your 2nd dose clinic date. With vaccine allotment being limited, and inclement weather determining the receipt of the vaccine, a patient’s 2nd dose vaccine clinic may be scheduled after the 28 day period. We have each patient’s identifying information so no one should slip through the cracks. If you have not received an email or a phone call from us, and it is well before the 42 day mark, your 2nd dose clinic has yet to be scheduled.


Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • 8am-8pm
1-877-829-4682

If you have any questions or need assistance, you may call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you provided a phone number when you pre-registered, a representative can update your record for you over the phone. Service is available immediately in English and Spanish, with real-time interpreter services available in any of more than 100 languages as needed. TTY users may call 7-1-1.


Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment

If you have not yet been vaccinated, the steps to find a vaccine clinic and schedule an appointment are easy:

  1. Go to https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ and enter your zip code. All locations offering a COVID-19 vaccine will populate your dashboard.
  2. Select a clinic with available vaccine, and check appointment availability.
  3. Follow the clinic instructions, and schedule your appointment.
  4. Arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, and bring a photo ID if you have one.
  5. Continue to check your locality and our own social media pages, as we will occasionally share clinic links to schedule appointments on our Facebook page.

FAQ

    1. If you are in phase 2, are you no longer prioritizing phases 1a-1c?
      1. We have reached out to everyone pre-registered who identified as phase 1a-1c. If you did schedule a vaccine appointment, please do so now through one of the clinics available on vaccine finder.
    2. What if I received my first dose at the health department, but haven’t heard anything about second dose scheduling?
      1. A link is sent out via email to everyone who came through our clinic for 1st doses 1-2 days prior to their 2nd dose clinic day. If you do not have an email, or the email was incorrect and sent back to us, you will receive a call. Please answer your phone. We are striving to hit that 28 day mark, but it may not be 28 days exactly. The CDC has stated that the efficacy of the Moderna vaccine is still viable up to 42 days, if necessary. This means the date we write on our patients’ cards is the date in which you become eligible to receive your 2nd dose, not necessarily your 2nd dose clinic date. With vaccine allotment being limited, and inclement weather determining the receipt of the vaccine, a patient’s 2nd dose vaccine clinic may be scheduled after the 28 day period. We have each patient’s identifying information so no one should slip through the cracks. If you have not received an email or a phone call from us, and it is well before the 42 day mark, your 2nd dose clinic has yet to be scheduled.
    3. Any other questions are likely answered by VDH’s FAQ: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/

Vaccine Importance

 

We will update this page as more specific distribution timeline information becomes available.