Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-Out

The information below will help you determine how to access a COVID-19 vaccine in your area. All Virginians 12 and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, there are three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Johnson & Johnson

All three COVID-19 vaccines are authorized, safe, and reduce risk for severe illness and death. The FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization remains in place for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for ages 12 – 15 and for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, for the Moderna vaccine (ages 18 and older including for a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals), and for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (ages 18 and older). The FDA granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and older on August 23, 2021, and it will be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee).

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine:

  • Visit VDH’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response to determine how to schedule your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) after the initial 2 doses (effective August 14, 2021). Click here to read more about COVID-19 booster shots.
  • Visit Vaccinate Virginia and use the VaccineFinder tool to find an appointment for a vaccine.
  • Call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) to speak with someone, if you prefer to find an appointment by phone or have questions. It is available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Service is available immediately in English and Spanish, with real-time interpreter services available in more than 100 languages as needed.

Educational Materials:

  • The CDC updates this page regularly with information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Visit VDH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit for more information about how the vaccines were developed, approved, and manufactured, as well as differences between the approved vaccines. The toolkit also outlines what to expect when you get the vaccine. Some of the handouts are available in multiple languages and all are free to download.
  • Click here for additional information for health care providers.  
  • Click here for information about COVID-19 vaccines for teens and children.

Vaccination Data:

  • Click here to search for your vaccination record in the Virginia Immunization Information System.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboards are updated daily and reflect the COVID-19 vaccines distributed and administered in Virginia.
  • View overall US COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery and Administration via the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Vaccine Data Tracker.

Last Updated on August 23, 2021