On April 18, Virginia moved onto Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination process. This means that now all Virginians aged 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Roughly half of all adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of the vaccine already.
“Over the past few months, we have made tremendous progress vaccinating Virginians as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible, and we need to keep up the good work,” Governor Ralph Northam said in a statement encouraging citizens to get the vaccine.
The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for individuals 16 and 17. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for 18 and older. Virginia has temporarily suspended usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a result of possible severe side effects.
All COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of health insurance or immigration status. Appointments are still required to receive a vaccination. Interested individuals can schedule an appointment through the Vaccinate Virginia vaccine system by calling 877-829-4682 or by clicking here.