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Vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine

The Pittsylvania/Danville Health District is currently in Phase 1b


For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021

Governor Northam Unveils Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System

Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they are on the wait list, and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program.

“Virginians have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, and these new tools will help them get answers, get pre-registered, and most importantly, get vaccinated,” said Governor Northam. “While our vaccine supply remains limited, we are doing everything we can to acquire more doses and put shots into the arms of eligible individuals in a safe, efficient, and equitable manner. I thank everyone for staying patient and continuing to follow public health guidance so we can mitigate the spread of this dangerous virus.”

Virginia’s new website and call center are designed to streamline vaccine pre-registration by bringing disparate processes from local health departments together under one unified system. Virginians who previously pre-registered for the vaccine through their local health district do not need to sign up again. Those who have already pre-registered have been automatically transferred to the centralized system, and their pre-registration status will not be affected. Data migration will continue throughout the week and it may take several days for everyone to appear in the new system.

Virginia is also launching a new call center for those who prefer to pre-register by phone. The call center is open seven days a week, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and help people get pre-registered. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service is available to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold. Call volume is expected to be very high during the first week of operation.

To complete your pre-registration, you will be asked to provide some basic information to determine your eligibility. You will not be asked for your social security number or your immigration status. Anyone who pre-registers will receive a pre-registration confirmation and a reference code that can be used to verify that you are still on the wait list. Individuals can also specify whether they prefer to be contacted by phone, text, or email.

Pre-registration gives Virginians the opportunity to get updates about vaccine availability and to make an appointment when vaccine supply allows—it does not provide immediate access to a vaccine. When you become eligible, you will receive instructions from your local health department on how to schedule an appointment.

More than 12 percent of Virginia’s population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine. Across the country, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine currently far exceeds supply, and it is expected to take several months to reach all individuals who want to be vaccinated. The Commonwealth is prioritizing individuals who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and those who work in certain critical industries, based on public health guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Virginians who qualify for Groups 1A and 1B are currently eligible for vaccinations. This includes health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, people age 65 and older, frontline essential workers, those living and working in homeless shelters and correctional facilities, and individuals with underlying medical conditions or disabilities that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine.


To find out which phase you are CLICK HERE.

Those unable to complete the form online are encouraged to have someone they know complete the form for them. You may also call the Local Health Department to pre-register. Due to the high call volume, the phones may be busy and voicemail full. Please be patient and try again.

Latest vaccine update:

  • Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts (PDSSHD) have entered vaccination Phase 1b. We are working hard to vaccinate residents as quickly as possible. An exact timeline for the remaining phases is uncertain.

  • Those eligible to receive vaccine in Phase1b include: police, fire rescue, teachers, mail carriers, other essential workers whose jobs ensure continuity of government operations, those age 65 or older, and those 16-64 with a documented medical condition putting them at risk of severe infection.

  • Those eligible in Phase 1b may pre-register to receive a call when it is their turn to be vaccinated. Be advised – there may be a significant wait time until the supply of vaccine increases. Many community partners are working together to create multiple points of access to receive vaccination.

  • Our health districts, along with the rest of the state, is seeing much higher demand for the vaccine than the doses the commonwealth is receiving from the federal government.

  • It is important to remain vigilant in COVID-19 prevention. Continue to protect yourself and others: wear a mask, wash your hands, stay at least six feet away from others, and avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household.

Click here for VDH’s frequently asked questions: www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/


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