The Loudoun County Health Department encourages all Loudoun County residents who are 16 years and older and who have not yet pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine online or by phone to do so now in preparation for Phase 2 of the county’s vaccination efforts. Everyone age 16 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2 of Virginia’s vaccination plan. Please note that anyone under 18 receiving the vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at their vaccination appointment.
“We have made significant progress in offering appointments to people in the Phase 1c priority group that opened up earlier this week and as a result, we will be ready to advance to Phase 2 soon,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “When we’re able to offer vaccination appointments to everyone, we will offer appointments to people in Phase 2 in the order in which pre-registration forms were received while also continuing to prioritize people in groups who are at greater risk of illness and for spreading the virus.”
Loudoun County will join all health districts in Virginia in advancing to Phase 2 of the vaccination plan no later than April 18, 2021.
This week, the county began vaccinating more than 4,000 people each day at the county’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the Dulles Town Center. As vaccine supplies continue to increase, the county has the capacity to vaccinate even more people each day. Currently, for people in the Phase 1a, 1b and 1c priority groups, the time between pre-registration and receiving an invitation to make a vaccination appointment has been shortened to a few days.
“The waitlist of people in the Phase 1 priority groups is nearly exhausted, which is why we’re encouraging everyone else to get in line for a vaccine now by submitting a pre-registration form,” added Dr. Goodfriend. “We also encourage people in Phase 1 priority groups to continue to pre-register and will prioritize them for appointments.”
How to Pre-Register
Anyone who lives or works in Virginia can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine in one of two ways:
In addition to receiving a vaccine from Loudoun County, people can also look for available appointment slots at pharmacies and other locations near them by visiting vaccinefinder.org. These entities do not coordinate their registrations with the Health Department.
Already Pre-Registered, But Have Not Heard from the County?
The Health Department encourages anyone who has already pre-registered for a vaccine and is in the Phase 1a, 1b or 1c priority groups, but has not yet been contacted by the county for a vaccination appointment, to take two actions:
Stay Vigilant in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19
The CDC has published guidance for fully vaccinated people; however, the CDC also recommends that even people who are fully vaccinated keep taking precautions in public places. The Loudoun County Health Department encourages Loudoun residents who received a COVID-19 vaccine to continue taking the steps that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
Learn more about how to protect yourself and others on the CDC’s website.
Loudoun County continues to offer free COVID-19 testing weekly. More information about COVID-19 testing opportunities is posted online at loudoun.gov/covid19testing.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
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