Demand for vaccines for COVID-19 is extraordinarily high while supplies are limited. As more COVID-19 vaccines become available, the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is ramping up vaccination efforts in our region and expanding what groups are eligible. Click on the link to submit your information and get in line for a vaccine.
Updated, Statewide Pre-Registration Portal
On February 16 the Virginia Department of Health launched a centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration. If you have already pre-registered through one of the local portals your information is being transferred to this statewide database. Those who have not yet pre-registered under Phase 1-B should use this new portal to get their name on the list.
A few important notes:
- Those who have signed up through the local portals do not need to register again. Your information is being transferred to the statewide database.
- Those who are in the database should be able to check the status of their registration and confirm that they are in fact on the list. If you search with the contact information you originally provided and find that you are not in the database, don't worry yet. Data is still being imported from all the local health districts. DO NOT sign up again at this time.
- Demand is still extremely high and supplies are limited. Roughly 50% of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is in Phase 1-B of vaccine distribution, and everyone who gets a vaccine must get two doses. Please remain patient and do not contact the Health Department once you know your name is on the list.
- How do I register for a COVID-19 vaccine?
- Who is eligible to receive the vaccine under Phase 1-B?
- Once I pre-register, how long should I expect to wait before getting vaccinated?
- I've pre-registered online - now what?
- Should I pre-register in multiple places?
- I pre-registered for a vaccine in the local portal. Should I submit the new statewide one also?
- What is considered an underlying health condition?
- I have questions about the effectiveness or safety of the vaccine - what should I do?
- Someone I know doesn't have internet access. Can I sign them up?
Important Notes about Online Pre-Registration
Phase 1-B Qualifications
When Will Other Groups Be Eligible for the Vaccine?
To maintain continuity of government and to ensure that Pittsylvania County services can continue uninterrupted, some Pittsylvania County employees have been able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and all volunteer fire and EMS personnel have been offered the chance to take it. Below are a few employees and volunteers explaining why they chose to accept the COVID-19 vaccine when it was offered to them. #PittCoVaccinated
Kenneth Glass, Corporal with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
Vic Ingram, Supervisor for the Tunstall District, chose to accept the vaccine because he is 64, has pre-existing health conditions, had many friends contract the virus, and had a family member who nearly died from it during a month-long stay in the hospital.
"Personally I think it's an obligation I have as a leader," he said. "I feel like it's my responsibility to lead by example, which includes taking the vaccine and following all the safety practices."
Alan Casper, Deputy Chief of EMS at Gretna Fire and Rescue
Alan Casper, the Deputy Chief of EMS at Gretna Fire and Rescue, has been exposed to COVID-19, forcing him to quarantine - and forefit the ability to run calls - multiple times during the pandemic. He decided to take the vaccine to protect his family and to make sure that he can continue to serve the public.
"It just makes sense to take the vaccine."
Bob received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.