Provided by Prince William County
On Monday, April 5, the Prince William Health District officially moved into Phase 1c along with much of Northern Virginia. Last week, Governor Ralph Northam said that by April 18 the entire state of Virginia will move into Phase 2. Phase 2 will open up vaccine eligibility to all Virginians 16 years old and older.
Moving into Phase 1c means that additional essential workers are now eligible to get their free COVID-19 vaccine.
Other Essential Workers in Phase 1c:
- Water, wastewater, and waste removal workers
- Housing Construction
- Food Service
- Transportation and Logistics
- Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
- Information Technology (IT) and Communications
- Legal Services
- Public Safety (Engineers)
- Other Public Health Workers
- Barbers, Hairstylists, Hairdressers
REASON FOR MOVING INTO PHASE 1c
The State has notified PWHD that all individuals in Phases 1a and 1b (including 16-64-year-olds with underlying conditions and those who are 65 and older) who pre-registered from the beginning of the year through March 26 have been invited for an appointment. As a result, PWHD is opening to 1c.
SIGN-UP FOR FREE VACCINE
Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register so they can be notified when they are eligible for a free vaccination AND when an appointment is available.
You can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available via vaccinate.virginia.gov.
What if I signed up and have not been notified?
*If you have signed up previously and are in the eligible groups, but have not been notified, please check to make sure all your information is correct at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).
- Incomplete or inaccurate information could result in you not being contacted for an appointment.
- If you are pre-registered, make sure you are checking your email and answering your phone because it could be an invitation to schedule your appointment.
“Finally, the light at the end of this long journey seems to be coming into view,” said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A. “Vaccine is our best hope of ending the pandemic. My heartfelt thanks to the many Virginians who are signing up and getting vaccinated and for the health care workers and volunteers who are administering vaccines.”
For more information about Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, visit vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.