COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
The statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system is available at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The Commonwealth’s centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm they are on the wait list and verify/update their pre-registration information, and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program.
The statewide call center, 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and assist with pre-registration. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service (dial 7-1-1) is available to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available at vaccinate.virginia.gov. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold.
Verify and Update Your Pre-Registration Information
VDH has added questions to the pre-registration form to better establish phase eligibility. Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) to verify and update your pre-registration information. Verifying and updating your pre-registration record will not change or otherwise affect your initial pre-registration date.
By verifying your pre-registration, you:
- Ensure that your appointment will not be delayed due to missing or inaccurate information.
- Confirm the best method for VDH to contact you - email, text or phone call - to schedule your vaccination appointment.
Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Response webpage for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Virginia. Visit the VDH Chesterfield Health District webpage for Chesterfield Health District-specific information.
Need Help Pre-Registering or Verifying Your Pre-Registration?
Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) is helping residents of Chesterfield County and the surrounding area with the COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration process. Library staff are available to assist customers over the phone, or, if in-person assistance from CCPL staff is needed, a resident may visit any CCPL location. If visiting in person, please follow safe distancing protocols. For CCPL's assistance, call 804-751-2275.
- Downloadable Resources and Videos
- Fully Vaccinated Individuals
- Roles of VDH CHD and Chesterfield County Government
Downloadable COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources
Need downloadable COVID-19 vaccine information that can be printed to share with others? View the resources available in multiple languages on the VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education Resources webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Videos from Trusted Sources
COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated? Protect Yourself and Others
As more and more individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the CDC offers recommendations for how fully vaccinated individuals can protect themselves and others as the pandemic continues.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:
- Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are not fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County Government
VDH Chesterfield Health District
- A state entity and division of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
- The VDH Chesterfield Health District includes Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights
- Responsible for following the vaccination priority phases set by VDH
- Responsible for ordering, distributing and administering the vaccine to eligible individuals within the district, except hospital systems and long-term care facilities, according to priority phases set by VDH
- Coordinates the distribution of the vaccine to other organizations and businesses for administering
- The general public—individuals not included in initial priority phases—will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine when it is more widely available
- Led by Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel, MD, MPH
- Assists VDH and Chesterfield Health District in sharing COVID-19-related information to Chesterfield County employees, residents and business owners
- Administers Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and any future funding, as directed by the federal government
- Led by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey
Still have questions about the roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine? View the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ webpage.
VDH Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner
Dr. Samuel's Presentation to the Board of Supervisors
On Wednesday, March 10, Dr. Samuel presented a COVID-19 update to the Board of Supervisors. There were also COVID-19 updates from Deputy County Administrator for Human Services Dr. James Worsley and Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Loy Senter. Chesterfield Fire and EMS Captain Brian Warshawsky presented an overview of the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard.
Faith-Based COVID-19 Community Conversation
On Thursday, March 11, Dr. Samuel participated in a COVID-19 Community Conversation with faith-based members of the Chesterfield community.
Protecting the Community Health
The Health Department is where the state and the locality come together in a common effort to protect the health of all residents. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.
About the VDH Chesterfield Health District
The VDH Chesterfield Health District is composed of three local health departments: Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights. As a state agency:
- Each local health department operates in a cooperative relationship with the city or county that it serves.
- Each of the 35 health districts in network delivers public health services across the state.
- Each health district is composed of multiple local health departments operating under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Health.
Public health encompasses many things, such as:
- Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services
- Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
- Preventing injuries
- Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
- Protecting against environmental hazards
Information about Chesterfield Health Department services is available from the Virginia Department of Health website.
"To protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service."
"To be the leader in public health through innovative and cost effective strategies to preserve the health and well being of the community - the standards by which others measure their success - first in health."