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How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines

How to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Registered nurse Colleen Flynn prepares a COVID-19 vaccination to be administered at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia on Main Street in Lynchburg on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Each of Virginia’s health districts is responsible for determining how best to safely and efficiently administer their allotments of COVID-19 vaccines in their areas based on their partners and resources.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Jan. 14 expanded Phase 1b to include anyone who is 65 or older or who has a chronic health condition. The second phase already included essential workers.

The health districts will rely on the larger health care provider networks and pharmacies to assist in the vaccination campaign; for now, doses are limited and people are asked to be patient.

To learn more about the vaccine, go here, and to see more details about the phases, go here.

Here’s the best way to find more information or to register your interest with your local health department.


Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, which include Roanoke, Salem and Covington, and Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig and Roanoke counties:

Do not call.

Check here to determine if you are eligible. 

If you are an eligible essential worker, your employer should schedule your appointment. The health departments want one person as a point of contact.

If you are 65 years or older, fill out a survey to register so that the health department can notify you when supplies are available.


New River Health District, which includes Radford and Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties:

Go to for COVID-19 information. 

Employers should contact Ashley Briggs, or 540-427-7341, to schedule a clinic.

Individuals should use this survey.

The district has a vaccine call center, 540-838-8222, to preregister. This does not guarantee an appointment but enables the department to contact you when an appointment is available. Do not leave duplicate messages. 


West Piedmont Health District, which includes Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties and Martinsville:

Do not call.

Use this online tool.


Central Virginia Health District, which includes Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox and Amherst counties, and Lynchburg:

Planning teams are reaching out to employers. Essential workers can email

Individuals 65 and older should email to receive a secure survey to sign up for the vaccine when it becomes available.


Central Shenandoah Health District, which includes Rockbridge, Bath, Highland, Augusta and Rockingham counties, and Lexington, Buena Vista, Staunton, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg: 

The district is still in Phase 1a but is hosting question-and-answer forums at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 844-992-4726 and enter access ID: 132 173 5589#.


Mount Rogers Health District, which includes Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties, and Bristol and Galax:

Frontline essential workers should call 276-781-7450 to speak with a member of the vaccine team.

Wythe County Community Hospital will be vaccinating people 65 and older. Call 276-625-8829 to schedule an appointment.

Ballad Health Medical Associates patients should call their physician’s office directly, including primary care, specialty clinics and urgent care to schedule appointments.

Twin County Regional Hospital will hold walk-in clinics from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 19-21; vaccines will be administered at the main hospital. Signage will direct cars. No appointment necessary.

The district also lists these resources to schedule appointments:

Bland County Health Department: 276-688-3642

Carroll County Health Department: 276-730-3180

Galax Health Department: 276-236-6127

Grayson County Health Department: 276-773-2961

Washington County Health Department: 276-676-5604 or 276-696-0110

Wythe County Health Department: 276-228-5507

Food City: 276-645-0044 for Euclid Avenue Bristol or 276-669-2388 for Bonham Road in Bristol, 276-238-0684 in Galax, 276-773-2751 in Grayson, 276-783-5761 in Smyth

Bland County Pharmacy: 276-688-4204

In Washington County: Michael’s Pharmacy: 276-676-2900, Falcon Pharmacy: 276-258-525, and Pharmhealth Express Pharmacy & Wellness: 276-739-7748, ext. 4


The Lenowisco and Cumberland Plateau Health Districts are planning clinics at large community facilities for residents 65 and older.

To register for an appointment, call:

Buchanan County Health Department: 276-935-4591

Dickenson County Health Department: 276-926-4979

Russell County Health Department: 276-889-7621

Tazewell County Health Department: 276-988-5585

Lee County Health Department: 276-346-2011

Scott County Health Department: 276-386-1312

Wise County Health Department: 276-328-8000


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