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Vaccinations are available to anyone free of charge regardless of health insurance.
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First, determine which phase of the vaccination distribution system you fall under by answering questions on the Virginia Department of Health website. Each health district in Virginia is moving at its own pace. The Peninsula Health District encompasses the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, City of Hampton, the City of Newport News and the City of Poquoson. The Virginia Department of Health and your local jurisdictions will announce when the Peninsula Health District moves into a new phase.
The Virginia Department of Health will reach out to those who are pre-registered on the statewide system when it is their turn to be vaccinated. Pre-register now at vaccinate.virginia.gov. For those who may need to talk to someone for help filling out the pre-registration form, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all Virginians will be eligible for the vaccine starting April 18.
To find vaccination appointments at pharmacies in your area or around the state, visit vaccinefinder.org. Vaccines are being offered at several pharmacy chains and local pharmacies.
Virginia Health Department
The Virginia Department of Health’s Peninsula Health District, which encompasses the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, the City of Hampton, the City of Newport News, and the City of Poquoson — is in Phase 1C of the Virginia Department of Health’s phased distribution system.
VDH has launched a statewide pre-registration system. This form simply records people’s contact information; it does not schedule an appointment for you. Peninsula Health District staff will contact those who have filled out the form to schedule a vaccination appointment.
The six localities on the Peninsula — the City of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, the City of Newport News, the City of Hampton, and the City of Poquoson — have worked together to open vaccination clinics in the region. In the Greater Williamsburg area, a clinic has been set up in the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, 101 Visitor Center Drive. a clinic has been When VDH contacts you to schedule an appointment, it will be at the location nearest your locality.
Some health systems, such as Riverside and Sentara, are offering vaccines to some of their primary care patients. They are contacting patients directly.
The Virginia Department of Health launched a pre-registration system that it will use to contact people when it’s their turn to be vaccinated. If you need help pre-registering or have general questions, you can call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
You can find information about COVID-19, the vaccines, and other resources on the Virginia Department of Health website. You can also call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
To contact the Peninsula Health District offices directly, visit vdh.virginia.gov/peninsula or call 757-594-7300 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). To call the COVID-19 Call Center, dial 757-594-7069 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center, call 757-594-7496 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Direct any medical questions to these channels or to your family doctor.
For those who received vaccinations through their employer at the Greater Williamsburg Clinic:
After your first dose of the vaccination, you should have received a vaccination card that indicates "no earlier than" date for when you should receive your second dose. You will receive an email the week of that "no earlier than" date with a link to schedule your second appointment that week. If you do not receive an email that week, call our vaccine information line at 877-724-1954.
For those who received vaccinations through their healthcare provider or a pharmacy:
Your second dose will be coordinated through your healthcare provider or the pharmacy.
Vaccination clinics will provide whichever manufacture of the vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson's Janssen) they are able to procure. You can ask clinics which vaccine they are offering, but they cannot accommodate requests. For the manufactures that require two doses, your second dose should be the same manufacture as your first .
Read about the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccines on the CDC website.