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Our region, along with the majority of the State of Virginia, is currently under Phase 1-B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This means that only the following groups, which comprise about 50% of the population of the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District, are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time:
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Those who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should pre-register online. The Health Department phone lines are overwhelmed, so please do not call or email once you have submitted your information. You will be contacted when a vaccine appointment is available for you.
The Health Department is working as quickly as possible to secure doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to area residents. Those who pre-register are being prioritized based on factors like age, occupation, and health conditions, and some door-to-door outreach is also being done to identify the most vulnerable communities, particularly those without internet access. Please remain patient and wait until the Health Department contacts you.
Once you have pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine through either the locally developed portal, the Southside and Pittsylvania-Danville Health Districts signup portal, OR the centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration you can sit back and wait for the Health Department to contact you. You can also check the status of your pre-registration to ensure that the Health Department has your information.
It may be tempting to call or email repeatedly, but all communication channels are experiencing a significant backlog, so please just patient and wait for the Health Department to contact you.
If you’ve already signed up to receive a vaccine through the locally created portal, you do not need to sign up again in the centralized, statewide portal for COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration. CVS recently announced a vaccine distribution process, so you can sign up at CVS and with the Health Department and simply move forward with whichever has a vaccine available for you first.
If you submitted your information either through the pre-registration portal developed by the City of Danville or the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside Health Districts then you do not need to sign up in the new statewide portal. You can also check the status of your registration. Data is still being transferred from the local departments throughout the week of February 15, so do not be concerned if you check and your information is not there.
Regardless of age, adults with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk for the more severe impacts of the virus that causes COVID-19 are eligible to receive a vaccine under Phase 1-B. If you have an underlying medical condition, please consult with your medical provider to determine if your condition warrants vaccine prioritization. Some of the most common medical conditions include:
There are plenty of great resources from the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control about the COVID-19 vaccines. Peruse this Virginia Department of Health list of frequently asked questions to find answers about availability, safety and development, what the vaccine does, and information about post-vaccination.
Since the Health Department phone lines have been overwhelmed by people trying to sign up for a vaccine or inquire about the status of their pre-registration, residents are encouraged to sign up their friends and family who don’t have internet access or don’t know how to use a computer. It is important that those without internet access, and especially those that fall under Phase 1-B, can be successfully pre-registered.