Virginians can now pre-register for the coronavirus vaccine through the health department, thanks to a new website.
If you have already pre-registered for the vaccine through your local health district, your information will be automatically imported into the new system. Health department officials say it may take a few days for everyone’s name to appear in the system.
Officials are expecting millions of visitors to the website on Tuesday, and anyone having trouble accessing the site should try again.
If you’re not comfortable pre-registering online, a hotline number is set to launch on Feb. 17.
You can call 877-829-4682 to be pre-registered for the vaccine.
The phone line is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
You can talk to someone in English or Spanish.
According to the health department, Virginians have to continue to register for CVS appointments through the CVS Pharmacy system.
As of Tuesday, the Commonwealth is prioritizing people who qualify for Phase 1B: people age 65 and older; frontline essential workers; those living and working in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and migrant labor camps; and individuals with high-risk medical conditions.
Below is a map showing which vaccine phase each city or county is currently in.