RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine

 

To search for all COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit www.vaccines.gov. This website helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Please view the below first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic opportunities.
Pfizer is approved for ages 16+ and Moderna is approved for ages 18+. If 16 or 17 years old, a parent must accompany the minor at the appointment. The Virginia Department of Health does not endorse one COVID-19 vaccine over another. We encourage everyone to take the first vaccine available.

To schedule your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, please identify a date that will work for you below. If you received Pfizer, your second dose should be at least 21 days after your first, and up to 48 days after your first. If you received Moderna, your second dose should be at least 28 days after your first and up to 48 days after your first. If you do not receive your first dose within 48 days, you should still schedule your second dose asap - you do not need to start the doses over again. 

Once you identify a date that will work for you, please click the below link to register. 

Pfizer Second Dose Appointments (Roanoke Valley):

Moderna Second Dose Options (Roanoke Valley):

Moderna Second Dose Options (Covington):

  • If your first dose Moderna appointment was on 4/14/21 or earlier, click here or here to schedule your second dose on 5/12/21 at the First Christian Church
  • If your first dose Moderna appointment was on 4/21/21 or earlier, click here or here to schedule your second dose on 5/19/21 at the First Christian Church
  • If your first dose Moderna appointment was on 4/29/21 or earlier, click here or here to schedule your second dose on 5/27/21 at the First Christian Church

Moderna Second Dose Options (Craig):

Future clinic dates will continue to be added. Check back here on this website for available clinics. If you are not yet due to receive your second dose, or the above clinic options do not work for you, please email rcahdcovidresponse@vdh.virginia.gov with the date and vaccine manufacturer (Pfizer or Moderna) of your first dose.

What are the potential side effects of the vaccine?

Because COVID-19 vaccines are so new, information on long term side-effects is still incomplete.

However, while we do not yet know all of the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination, some people in the trials have had arm pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, or other body aches and some had a fever for a few days. These expected side effects are more common in younger people than older people and more common after the 2nd vaccine dose than after the first dose. This short-term discomfort is the effect of your body developing immunity, and is normal. This discomfort does not mean that the vaccine has given you COVID-19. Even if you experience discomfort after the first dose of the vaccine, it is very important that you still receive the second dose a few weeks later for the vaccine to be effective.

On the other hand, it is possible that a few COVID-19 vaccine recipients may already be getting infected with COVID-19 at the time they get the vaccine but are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection. If they later have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for it soon after vaccination, that does not mean they got COVID-19 from the vaccine.

When can I receive a second dose of the vaccine?

In most cases, you will schedule your second dose appointment after receiving your first injection. Everyone should receive two doses of vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus.

  • Pfizer Second Dose: 21 days after the first dose
  • Moderna Second Dose: 28 days after the first dose

NOTE: there is no known loss of efficacy as long as the second dose is received within six weeks of receiving the first dose.

Is the vaccine available from Local Pharmacies, Doctor Offices, or Medical Providers?

To search for all COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit www.vaccines.gov. This website helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Co-host a clinic with us!

If your organization reaches a vulnerable or special needs population and you would like to explore hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, please click here to complete the form.

More Frequently Asked Questions at VDH.gov

For more Frequently Asked Questions and answers, visit the VDH Vaccination FAQ.