COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Chesterfield Health District (CHD) is a division of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The CHD is comprised of the counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan and the city of Colonial Heights. VDH distributes COVID-19 vaccines to local health districts, such as CHD, which then administer the vaccine to eligible individuals within the health district, according to priority phases set by VDH.
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. CCPL can also provide access to a computer or the internet. If visiting in person, please follow safe distancing protocols.
Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine at a Participating Pharmacy
All Virginians are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine however possible. Additional options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are available through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. However, not all pharmacy locations have the COVID-19 vaccine available, so please do not contact your local pharmacy directly.
To check vaccine availability at a participating pharmacy and schedule an appointment you will need to register directly with them. Please use the links below to register with the participating pharmacies. The pharmacies are scheduling appointments for individuals that fall within the eligibility criteria established by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also promoting VaccineFinder as tool to help individuals find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability at providers and pharmacies. The VaccineFinder website displays information about the provider such as types of COVID-19 vaccines available, website and phone number, hours of operations and instructions on how to take the next step to get vaccinated.
- MIH Homebound Vaccinations
- Vaccine Appointment Transportation
- Vaccine Supply
- Downloadable Resources and Videos
- Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Fire and EMS Department's Mobile Integrated Healthcare unit is assisting individuals that are homebound to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you or a loved one are unable to leave home to be vaccinated due to mobility issues, contact the MIH unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804-387-0366.
- View a video explaining the Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations program.
- Listen to the WRVA 1140 interview with Fire and EMS's Medical Director Dr. Allen Yee and Captain Chan Vaughan as they discuss the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations program.
Chesterfield’s Access On Demand, GRTC to Cover Fee for Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Chesterfield County and GRTC want to ensure the lack of transportation does not deter residents from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. If a resident has a scheduled appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but doesn’t have a way to get there, the individual is encouraged to call Chesterfield Mobility Services at 804-706-2796 and a free ride will be scheduled.
Free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being accommodated two ways:
- Through its Access On Demand program, Chesterfield will cover the $6 per trip transportation fee to COVID-19 vaccination appointments, making the trip free for those registered with Chesterfield Mobility Services.
- Those not eligible or registered though Access On Demand can still call Chesterfield Mobility Services and staff will assist them in getting a free ride through GRTC’s and Uzurv partnership program using GRTC CARES Act funding.
Residents can use this free ride service to go to a vaccine appointment anywhere in the program’s service area, including the Virginia State University and Richmond International Raceway Community Vaccination Centers.
Read the full news release.
COVID-19 Vaccine Supply
Local health districts, such as the VDH Chesterfield Health District, which includes Chesterfield and Powhatan counties and the City of Colonial Heights, receive and administer COVID-19 vaccine allocations according to the VDH vaccine prioritization guidelines. The VDH Chesterfield Health District continues to focus on eligible individuals as outline on the VDH Chesterfield Health District webpage.
Governor Ralph Northam announced on Thursday, April 1 that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18. Based on the supply projected by the federal government, all local health districts will have enough vaccine to open appointments to the general public by April 18. Those at highest risk will continue to receive priority in the scheduling process.
Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register so they can be notified when they are eligible for vaccination and an appointment is available. To pre-register, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish and more than 100 other languages. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available at vaccinate.virginia.gov.
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.
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.
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccination Response
- VDH - Vaccinate.Virginia.gov - Virginia Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System
- VDH - When Can I Get Vaccinated? Tool
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education Resources
- CDC - Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Phase by Health District
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1a (PDF)
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1b (PDF)
- VDH - COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1c (PDF)
- CDC - COVID-19 Vaccines
- CDC - V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
- CDC - When You've Been Fully Vaccinated