Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-Out

The COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Virginia is being led by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The information below will help you determine how to access a vaccine in your area.

On April 18, 2021, Virginia moved to Phase 2 of the vaccination roll-out. This means everyone, 16 and older, who lives or works in Virginia is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit VDH’s COVID-19 Vaccination Response page for more details (information about priority groups, phase information, FAQs, maps, and links to local health departments). Please note that appointment availability will be based on vaccine supply.

  • Visit Vaccinate Virginia and use the VaccineFinder tool to find an appointment for a vaccine.
  • You can 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 any of more than 100 languages as needed.

Virginia will continue to prioritize those high-risk individuals who were eligible for vaccines in Phase 1, including:

  • Healthcare personnel,
  • Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities,
  • Frontline Essential workers,
  • People Age 65+,
  • People Age 16 – 64 with an underlying
    medical condition,
  • People living in correctional facilities, homeless
    shelters and migrant labor camps, and
  • Other essential workers.

If you are eligible in Phase 1 and you don’t find an appointment through VaccineFinder that meets your needs, you may pre-register for a priority appointment and your local health district will contact you within a week to schedule your appointment.

Educational Materials:

  • Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, information is rapidly emerging about how vaccines can help us stop the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will update this page with more information about what we know—and what we don’t know—as it becomes available.
  • 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 two 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. 

Vaccination Data:

  • View overall US COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery and Administration via the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Vaccine Data Tracker.