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Posted on: February 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE (4/28/21)

COVID19 CH UPDATES

COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICE: Testing and Vaccine Information


The purpose of this public notice is to provide our community and residents with COVID-19 updates and resources. It is important that residents read this information to better understand the vaccination process and efforts being made to have the vaccines available. The City of Colonial Heights is part of the Chesterfield Health District.  Please understand that the City of Colonial Heights does NOT have the authority to make decisions on vaccine availability and distribution to the general public. For any questions regarding COVID-19 Testing and/or Vaccinations, please read the information below and click on the links that will best assist you. 


The Statewide Pre-Registration System for the COVID-19 Vaccine is Live!

 Virginia Residents and workers can now sign up (pre-register) to get a COVID-19 vaccine through our new Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System. They can sign up on online 24/7 through the new  website at vaccinate.virginia.gov; or by phone 8am-8pm 7 days a week by calling the 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. ( 877-829-4682)


IMPORTANT VACCINATION UPDATE (APRIL 28, 2021):

The Chesterfield Health District is now Vaccinating Phases 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2. It is important that everyone in Phases 1A, 1B, 1C and 2 get pre-registered. In some communities, it could be days, not weeks, until you are contacted to schedule an appointment for your vaccine.  If you fall in these groups and have not received an invitation to schedule an appointment, make sure you are pre-registered and your information is up-to-date by visiting

www.vaccinate.virginia.gov 

or 

by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

Go to this Vaccinate Virginia link and “Verify & Update Your Record” (red tab) to ensure your information is updated and correct. 

If you are pre-registered, please be sure to check your Email and answer your phone.  These are the ways you will be contacted to schedule you for a vaccination.
Vaccination Scheduling Asst - CHLibrary

ATTENTION COLONIAL HEIGHTS RESIDENTS

Do you or someone you know need help making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?  

Please visit the Colonial Heights Public Library, and the library staff will be happy to assist you.

The library’s hours are:

  • Monday – Wednesday from 9 AM – 7 PM
  • Thursday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Residents  can also make vaccine appointments through  

https://vaccinefinder.org/


VDEM and VDH Urge Individuals to 

Not Travel to Community Vaccination Centers Without an Official Appointment or Invitation

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/vdem-and-vdh-urge-individuals-to-not-travel-to-community-vaccinations-centers-without-an-official-appointment-or-invitation/


Verify Update Pre-Reg Info

Visit the Chesterfield Health District's website (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/) for the latest updates and information. Here you will find the following COVID-19 information and more:

  • Vaccination Clinic Cancellations
  • General Vaccination Status information
  • Second Vaccination Dosage Notices
  • Current Vaccination Phase of Chesterfield Health District
  • Upcoming Free COVID-19 Testing EventsVDH Covid-19 vaccination response - City Focus Spring 2021


COVID-19 Testing Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Anyone over the age of 16 interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine is now eligible.  

 

With the increase of the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and the goal to vaccinate as many people as possible, the VDH Chesterfield Health District is encouraging residents to use VaccineFinder.org to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. The VaccineFinder website, which has a searchable map-based tool, allows individuals to find appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine near them. 

If an individual has pre-registered on Vaccinate.Virginia.gov and has not been contacted to schedule an appointment, CHD is recommending they go to VaccineFinder.org and schedule an appointment. The VDH health districts hosting vaccine clinics will be listed on VaccineFinder.org along with pharmacies and doctor's offices that have the vaccine available to administer. 

 

While people will no longer be required to use the statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system, they may still use the Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website as a resource or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) if they have questions about the vaccines or COVID-19.

 

Watch the announcement by CHD Director Alexander Samuel describing how to register for vaccine on VAccineFinder.org: https://youtu.be/wWTVYyR_K40. 

 

COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.

 


 Virginia Department of Health Call Hotline

While people will no longer be required to use the statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system, they may still use the Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website as a resource or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) if they have questions about the vaccines or COVID-19.

Hours:  Sunday – Saturday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

Trusted Sources for COVID-19 Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information: 

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