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Posted on: February 19, 2021

IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE (4/1/21)

COVID19 CH UPDATES

COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICE: Testing and Vaccine Information


The purpose of this public notice is to provide our community and residents with COVID-19 updates and resources. It is important that residents read this information to better understand the vaccination process and efforts being made to have the vaccines available. The City of Colonial Heights is part of the Chesterfield Health District.  Please understand that the City of Colonial Heights does NOT have the authority to make decisions on vaccine availability and distribution to the general public. For any questions regarding COVID-19 Testing and/or Vaccinations, please read the information below and click on the links that will best assist you. 


The Statewide Pre-Registration System for the COVID-19 Vaccine is Live!

 Virginia Residents and workers can now sign up (pre-register) to get a COVID-19 vaccine through our new Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System. They can sign up on online 24/7 through the new  website at vaccinate.virginia.gov; or by phone 8am-8pm 7 days a week by calling the 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. ( 877-829-4682)


IMPORTANT VACCINATION UPDATE APRIL 1, 2021:

The Chesterfield Health District is now Vaccinating Phases 1A-1C.  

Go to this Vaccinate Virginia link and “Verify & Update Your Record” (red tab) to ensure your information is updated and correct.


VDEM and VDH Urge Individuals to 

Not Travel to Community Vaccination Centers Without an Official Appointment or Invitation

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/vdem-and-vdh-urge-individuals-to-not-travel-to-community-vaccinations-centers-without-an-official-appointment-or-invitation/


The Chesterfield Health District is committed to continuing the fight against COVID-19 in the localities we serve. Now, we are vaccinating Phases 1A and all of 1B!  It is important that everyone in Phases 1A-1B get pre-registered. In some communities, it could be days, not weeks, before individuals are contacted to schedule an appointment for their vaccine.  Once people are pre-registered, they have to check their emails and answer their phones because those are the ways they will be contacted to get scheduled for a vaccination.

If individuals fall into these groups and have not received an invitation to schedule an appointment, they should make sure that they are pre-registered and that information is up-to-date by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA.

Verify Update Pre-Reg Info

Visit the Chesterfield Health District's website (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/) for the latest updates and information. Here you will find the following COVID-19 information and more:

  • Vaccination Clinic Cancellations
  • General Vaccination Status information
  • Second Vaccination Dosage Notices
  • Current Vaccination Phase of Chesterfield Health District
  • Upcoming Free COVID-19 Testing EventsVDH Covid-19 vaccination response - City Focus Spring 2021

COVID-19 Testing Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map

Additionally, Chesterfield Health Department holds free testing events each month. Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by VDH or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are strongly encouraged to attend the free indoor, walk-up testing events. No reservation is necessary.

 

COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.

 

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has defined eligible groups to be vaccinated by establishing vaccination prioritization guidelines. State government is responsible for rolling out the vaccine to the general public. Chesterfield Health District’s role, like that of all other health districts throughout Virginia, is to provide vaccines in accordance with the VDH-defined prioritization guidelines. Residents of long-term care facilities will be vaccinated through a national contract with Walgreens and CVS.

Chesterfield Health District (comprised of Powhatan, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield), is a part of the Virginia Department of Health, which is a state agency. The VDH’s health districts form a network throughout Virginia that is being used to roll out the vaccine to citizens. Citizens who have received information from the Chesterfield Health District, or any other local health district, are receiving information from the state.

There is a limited amount of vaccines available nationwide and supply continues to be a challenge.

A Message From Elected Officials of the Chesterfield Health District

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbtRKOOQpU4&t=117s

 

Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 Call Center/Hotline

For general inquiries about COVID-19 or to sign-up to receive the vaccine contact us:  

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone:  804-318-8207

After Hours: VDH Hotline 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)

Please Note: High Call Volume

Please know that health department staff are working hard to meet the demand. Due to the high volume of calls to the COVID-19 Call Center, wait times are longer than normal. We appreciate your patience.

Also, due to challenges with the vaccine supply chain in the United States, vaccine distribution across the Commonwealth has been significantly reduced. Therefore, please expect wait times of days to weeks between when you sign up to be vaccinated and when you are contacted for an appointment.

 

Trusted Sources for COVID-19 Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information: 




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