ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Virginia is a three-step process: (1) determining which phase you fall into (2) pre-registering or filling out an interest form if necessary and (3) booking an appointment when it’s your turn. We’ll walk you through these steps below. Feel free to share this guide with anyone you know who needs assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-register or fill out an interest form, that is not a scheduled appointment. You'll be contacted when the vaccination site is ready to schedule you.
1. AM I ELIGIBLE?
Anyone 16 and up is eligible to be vaccinated.
2. YES, I AM ELIGIBLE! HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Hooray! For general vaccine rollout information in Virginia, visit this site: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
Now, let’s walk you through booking your appointment. There are many ways to schedule a vaccine in Virginia:
- Health care personnel: you should be vaccinated at your workplace. If you are a healthcare worker who can’t access the vaccine through your employer, call the local health department where you work or contact the VDH COVID-19 Call Center at 877-275-8343 for assistance.
- Residents of long-term care facilities: you should be vaccinated at your facility through partnerships with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies.
- Essential workers: check with your employers to see if employer-based vaccination clinics are being held. If not, pre-register with the local health department where you work.
- Anyone else who is eligible: pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov (Fairfax County has opted out. If you are a Fairfax resident skip to the next bullet point). Click the blue preregistration button at that link and follow the instructions. According to the state Dept. of Health, anyone who has signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district is being automatically imported into the new statewide system - so you do not need to preregister again with the new system. People will keep their current place in line and will be able to search that they are in the new system, according to the Dept. of Health. Once you have pre-registered, you will receive a reference number. You can also enter your email address to receive regular email updates.
- Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration
- Call Virginia's statewide call center at 877-829-4682. People there can help you pre-register for an appointment or answer your questions. You can speak with someone in English, Spanish or more than 100 other languages. They are currently prioritizing callers ages 75 and older and people who speak Spanish.
- Reach out to your local pharmacy. Many pharmacies and medical facilities have their own vaccine registration websites. CVS Pharmacy, Giant Foods, Walmart and Sam's Club are scheduling appointments. Bookings are open online.
While vaccine registration is centralized at vaccinate.virginia.gov, health departments continue to serve as a resource for local announcements and information. These may include updates on eligibility, which can vary by health district. Local health department websites and phone numbers are below, organized in alphabetical order. To save time scrolling, hold down the “command” and “F” keys on your keyboard. Then, type your county into the search box that appears.
You can also call 703-746-4996
- Botetourt: 540-473-8240
- Covington: 540-962-2173
- Craig: 540-864-5136
- Roanoke City: 540-283-5050
- Salem: 540-387-5530
- Vinton: 540-857-7800
You can also call the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999
You can also call the BRHD COVID hotline at 434-972-6261 (open M-F 8am-4:30pm)
Central Shenandoah: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/covid-19-vaccine-information/
- Augusta: 540-332-7830
- Bath: 540-839-7246
- Buena Vista City: 540-261-2149
- Harrisonburg: 540-574-5102
- Highland: 540-468-2270
- Lexington: 540-463-3185
- Rockbridge: 540-463-3185
- Rockingham: 540-574-5100
- Staunton: 540-332-7830
- Waynesboro: 540-949-0137
Central Virginia: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-virginia/
You can also call the CVHD Call Center: 434-477-5965
You can also call the Southside COVID-19 hotline at 757-683-2745 M-F 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm
- Colonial Heights
You can also call the Chesterfield Health District Coronavirus Hotline M-F 8am-4:30pm at 804-318-8207
- Charles City
- New Kent
You can also call the Chickahominy Health District Call Center 8am-4:30pm M-F at 804-365-3240
- Prince George
You can also call COVID-19 General Information: 804-862-8989
Cumberland Plateau: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/cumberland-plateau/vaccine/
You can also call 276-889-7621
Eastern Shore: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/eastern-shore/
You can also call 757-787-5880
- Fairfax City
- Falls Church
Fairfax County chose to opt out of the centralized state system. The County launched its own vaccine dashboard here and you can register for a vaccine in Fairfax County at this website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus/vaccine/registration
You can also call 703-246-2411 M-F 8am-4:30pm
You can also call the Hampton/Peninsula Health Districts’ Vaccine Hotline: 757-594-7496
You can also call the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts Call Center at 804-205-3501
- Lee: 276-346-2011
- Norton: 276-328-8000
- Scott: 276-386-1312
- Wise: 276-328-8000
Lord Fairfax: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax/
- Clarke: 540-955-1033
- Frederick: 540-722-3470
- Page: 540-743-6528
- Shenandoah: 540-459-3733
- Warren: 540-635-3159
- Winchester: 540-722-3470
You can also call 703-737-8300 Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Mount Rogers: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mount-rogers-vaccine/
You can also call the contacts below.
Karen Shelton, Health Director: 276-781-7450
Patricia B. Vanhoy, Nurse Manager Sr: 276-781-7450
New River: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/new-river/
You can also call 540-838-8222
You can also call 757-664-7468
- James City
- Newport News
You can also call 757-594-7496 9am - 4pm M-F
- Amelia: 804-561-2711
- Buckingham: 434-969-4244
- Charlotte: 434-542-5251
- Cumberland: 804-492-4661
- Lunenburg: 434-696-2346
- Nottoway: 434-645-7595
- Prince Edward: 434-392-8187
You can also call 434-766-9828
You can also call 757-393-8585
Prince William: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/
- Manassas City
- Manassas Park
- Prince William
You can also call 703-872-7759
- King George
You can also call 540-899-4797
Rappahannock Rapidan: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/rappahannock-rapidan/
You can also call 540-308-6072
You can also call: 804-205-3501
You can also call 540-283-5050
You can also call 434-738-6545
Three Rivers: https://www/vdh.virginia.gov/three-rivers/
- King and Queen
- King William
- Richmond County
You can also call the COVID-19 Resource Center: 804-824-2733
Virginia Beach: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/virginia-beach/
You can also call 757-683-2745
West Piedmont: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/west-piedmont/
- Franklin: 540-484-0314
- Henry: 276-638-2311
- Martinsville: 276-638-2311
- Patrick: 276-693-2069
Western Tidewater: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/western-tidewater/vaccine-information/
- Franklin City: 757-562-6109
- Isle of Wight: 757-279-3070
- Southampton: 757-653-3040
- Suffolk: 757-514-4781
If you have additional questions or information, text us at 202-895-5599.
Below, you can explore updated coronavirus vaccination and case statistics for our area.