*Virginia’s New Call Center: 1-877-VAX-IN-VA
*Virginia Statewide Registration: vaccinate.virginia.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2021
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Virginia Launches Central Pre-Registration Website for COVID-19 Vaccine
‘Vaccinate.Virginia.gov’ to go live on Tuesday February 16; Statewide hotline to launch Wednesday
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Health today launched a new, centralized website that allows Virginians to easily pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. This ‘one-stop-shop’ website allows individuals to pre-register online, check that they are pre-registered, and access additional information on Virginia’s vaccination roll-out.
Virginians who have previously pre-registered through their local health district have been automatically imported into the new system and do not need to pre-register again. Data migration is continuing throughout the week and it may take several days for your name to appear in the centralized system. Everyone who has previously registered is still on the list, and their status will not be affected.
The Virginia Department of Health expects millions of unique visits to the site on Tuesday, and IT teams will be addressing back-end components as needed throughout the day. Anyone who cannot get through immediately should try again.
Recognizing that many Virginians are uncomfortable or unable to pre-register online, the Virginia Department of Health will also launch an accompanying hotline number on Wednesday, February 17. Governor Northam will provide additional information about this hotline, in addition to the new online tools, at a press conference on Wednesday, February 17.
Due to technological limits with CVS Pharmacy’s national appointment system, Virginians must continue to register for CVS appointments through the CVS Pharmacy website. The Fairfax Health Department has opted to maintain their local registration form as one of the few health districts not part of the Virginia state health system. Virginians eligible for vaccination based on living or working in Fairfax County should pre-register for vaccinations on the Fairfax County Health Department website.
Virginia has vaccinated over 12% of the population with at least one dose. Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine currently far outstrips supply, and it is expected to take several months to reach all who want to be vaccinated. Virginia is prioritizing people who qualify for Phase 1B: people age 65 and older; frontline essential workers; those living and working in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and migrant labor camps; and individuals with high-risk medical conditions.
******Link is expected to go live Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8am
STATEWIDE PRE-REGISTRATION SYSTEM Link: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Prince William Health District/Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort
(February 12, 2021)
NEW STATEWIDE PRE-REGISTRATION
PWHD NEW VACCINATION SITE
LINK FOR STATEWIDE PRE-REGISTRATION SYSTEM: vaccinate.virginia.gov
A new Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System will be up and running the week of February 15, 2021.
As the Virginia Department of Health transitions to this new centralized COVID 19 vaccination pre-registration system, the Prince William Health District (PWHD) Waitlist Form will be removed permanently at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, you will receive a new link for the new statewide vaccination registration system.
As part of the transition to the new statewide system, the PWHD Waitlist Form will be automatically uploaded into the new statewide system. If you previously registered for the vaccine using the PWHD Waitlist Form, you will maintain your status in the waitlist queue when your registration is uploaded into the statewide system. On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, you will be able to access the new statewide system to confirm that you are registered in the new statewide system.
During the transition between systems, vaccination pre-registration will be temporarily unavailable throughout the state of Virginia from 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021, until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. You will not be able to pre-register for a vaccine during this period or check your status in the statewide system.
Do I need to register AGAIN? There will be no need to pre-register again. Your ID number will still be valid on the new statewide site. If you signed up on the PWHD waitlist, your registration will be uploaded into the statewide system. The new pre-registration site will give you better access to information about your registration, but your personal information will not be visible to the public.
What about my appointment? The state’s pre-registration form does not schedule appointments. If you already have an appointment your appointment is still scheduled. The PWHD will continue to make and schedule appointments for PWHD residents.
What position am I now on the new state site? Your position on the PWHD Waitlist will not change when the statewide system is activated. The date and time you filled out the form and your vaccination eligibility category will remain the same as it was on the PWHD Waitlist. PWHD will upload your registration information to the new state site but will securely save a copy of your registration for official use only if the state site does not work as planned to save your position on the Waitlist and contact information.
The PWHD Call Center: The PWHD Call Center will continue to operate by answering COVID-19 test result questions and assisting with COVID-19 vaccine scheduling, however, all appointments will be booked from the new Virginia pre-registration system. Call Center hours are 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may reach the PWHD Call Center by calling 703-872-7759.
New COVID vaccination site to open: On Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. The new PWHD COVID vaccination site at Manassas Mall will open at the Manassas Mall at 8300 Sudley Road Manassas, VA, 20109 next to the Autobahn store. This location provides a larger space for an increased ability for vaccine distribution. Due to this change, GMU Beacon Hall will close on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 5 pm. The Kelley Leadership Clinic will also close since it does not allow for further expansion as vaccine allocations increase. By opening the Manassas Mall location closing the GMU Beacon Hall Clinic and the Kelley Leadership Clinic, vaccination stations will increase by 20 to 30 stations. The PWHD and the Unified Coordination Group (UCG), which includes representatives from Prince William County, The City of Manassas, and The City of Manassas Park we will continue to plan for an increase in vaccine allocations and in the months ahead.
We know that changes in vaccine clinics create confusion and anxiety for some. We will continuously keep information for the community current and up to date. These changes will allow us to more rapidly vaccinate those on the waitlist.
Continue to stay safe and well: Whether you have already received the vaccine, or you are eagerly anticipating your turn. We urge you to wear your mask, wash your hands, stay 6 feet apart and avoid large gatherings and crowds.
For updates and further information about the Prince William Health District, visit vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william.
A new statewide pre-registration system will launch next week to improve the consistency of this process and allow individuals to confirm their pre-registration status at any time.
The Virginia Department of Health has directed local health districts to close their vaccination pre-registration forms Friday evening, in preparation to shift to a statewide system next week. During this time, existing waiting lists will be imported to the new system and pre-registration will be temporarily unavailable throughout Virginia. Pre-registration, through the new statewide system, will be available again on Tuesday, February 16.
Anyone who has previously filled out a survey or form or signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district, will be automatically imported into the new statewide system. Individuals will maintain their current status in the queue.
The statewide vaccine pre-registration system will provide a unified and comprehensive process for people in Virginia to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Local pre-registration forms will close at 5 p.m. Friday, February 12. During the weekend, the Commonwealth will de-duplicate, clean, and consolidate the data from the local health district systems. In addition, data from the Virginia Immunization Information System will be used to remove individuals from the pre-registration list who have already been vaccinated.
El Departamento de Salud de Virginia se prepara para el lanzamiento del sistema de preinscripción en todo el estado con actualizaciones de los sitios web del distrito de salud local
(Richmond, Va.) — El Departamento de Salud de Virginia ha ordenado a los distritos de salud locales que cierren sus formularios de preinscripción de vacunación el viernes por la noche, en preparación para cambiar a un sistema estatal la próxima semana. Durante este tiempo, las listas de espera existentes se importarán al nuevo sistema y la preinscripción no estará disponible temporalmente en Virginia. La preinscripción, a través del nuevo sistema estatal, estará disponible nuevamente el martes 16 de febrero.
Toda persona que haya completado previamente una encuesta o formulario o se haya inscrito en una lista de espera para vacunarse a través de su distrito de salud local, será automáticamente importado al nuevo sistema estatal. Los individuos mantendrán su estado actual en la lista de espera.
El sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado proporcionará un proceso unificado e integral para que las personas en Virginia se preinscriban para la vacuna COVID-19.
Los formularios de preinscripción locales se cerrarán a las 5 p.m. del viernes, 12 de febrero. Durante el fin de semana, el Estado eliminará los duplicados, limpiará y consolidará los datos de los sistemas del distrito de salud local. Además, los datos del Sistema de Información de Vacunas de Virginia se utilizarán para eliminar de la lista de preinscripción a las personas que ya han sido vacunadas.