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Virginians 65 and older, here’s how you can request a coronavirus vaccine

All of Virginia is now in Phase 1b

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RONAOKE, Va. – Starting Feb. 16, Virginia launched a statewide platform for people to register for the vaccine.

Click here to enter the pre-registration system.


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Now that Virginia has moved into Phase 1b of coronavirus vaccinations, many are wondering how they can request one.

Unlike those who are eligible based on their jobs, one group is eligible simply based on age.

Those who are 65 years and older are now able to request the vaccine. While the age of Phase 1b was previously 75 and older, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Jan. 14, that Phase 1b would be increased to follow CDC guidelines.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]

You can click here to find out in which phase you’re eligible to be vaccinated.

Below are links for how seniors in each health district can request the vaccine:

Below is a map showing which vaccine phase each city or county is currently in.

Remember, 1a does not include those 65+, while 1b does:


About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.