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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System

The statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system is available at 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 that they are on the wait list and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program. Please note that the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) states it still may be weeks or months until you will be contacted regarding scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

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 is available to assist those 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.

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. 

VDH COVID-19 Vaccination Phase Determination Tool

Use the VDH “When Can I Get Vaccinated?” tool as a phase determination tool - this tool is not for the COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration waitlist.

Chesterfield Health District Director Updates Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

VDH Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel provides updates on COVID-19 in our community. For VDH Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 pandemic updates from Dr. Samuel, please visit our Director Updates page at Chesterfield County News. (updated Feb. 25, 2021) 

Recent Updates: 

COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

Currently, the number of individuals who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine exceeds the number of doses available. Local health districts, such as the VDH Chesterfield Health District, which includes Chesterfield and Powhatan counties and the City of Colonial Heights, receive allocations based on population size. These doses are to be administered according to the VDH vaccine prioritization guidelines.

The VDH Chesterfield Health District continues to focus on continuing to vaccinate the 1a and 1b eligible individuals as outline on the VDH Chesterfield Health District webpage.

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

Options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are now becoming available through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. All Virginians are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine however possible. Read more about participating pharmacies in this VDH news release. To schedule an appointment at a CVS location, follow the directions available on the CVS COVID-19 Vaccine page.

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

  • View this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it was developed.
  • View this video from the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) for COVID-19 vaccine information provided in American Sign Language (ASL). 

Roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County Government

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

COVID-19 Testing Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map

If you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, the sooner you act the better. Visit VDH's COVIDCheck for resources to help protect yourself, your family and your friends as we all work to stop the spread.

COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.