How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine
The most efficient way of priority groups to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1a and 1b, is through their employers. Employers, members of the 1a and 1b groups who have not been contacted by their employers, residents over the age of 65, and adults with high risk medical conditions may being the process for scheduling and appointment by contacting the Loudoun County Health Department in one of two ways
- Complete this online pre-screen survey. The fastest and most efficient method to obtain an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine is to submit the online form. This form verifies your eligibility and provides your contact information. After submitting the form, it may take days to weeks before you receive a response because the Health Department is currently not scheduling appointments because vaccine supplies are limited. As more vaccine arrives in Loudoun, additional appointments will be made and those who have submitted the online pre-screening survey will be offered vaccination appointments in priority order. Please be patient; once you submit an online pre-screening survey, there is no need to call the Health Department.
- If you do not have access to the internet, you may call Loudoun County’s COVID-19 information line at 703-737-8300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Due to significant call volume, there may be a delay in reaching an operator.
NOTE: The Health Department is no longer accepting emails to request vaccination appointments. Any email requests will not result in an appointment. Anyone who emails the Health Department will be re-directed to the online pre-screening survey.
Who is Eligible in Phase 1b as of Jan. 15?
Phase 1b now includes front-line essential workers, persons aged 65 years and older, and people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps, people aged 16 through 64 years with a high-risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
Please note that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that teens aged 16 to 18 who have underlying medical conditions are eligible, the Loudoun County Health Department is currently accepting pre-screening vaccination surveys from adults 18 and older because the Health Department’s supply of vaccine—Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine—is approved for only those 18 and older.
In addition to those 65 and over and those age 18 to 64 with medical conditions, the Health Department will schedule appointments—when available—for members of the 1b front-line essential worker group in the following order, which is required by the Virginia Department of Health:
- Police, fire and hazmat workers
- Corrections and homeless shelter workers
- Child care/K-12 teachers/staff
- Food and agriculture workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store workers
- Public transit workers
- Mail carriers (USPS and private)
- Officials needed to maintain continuity of government
Concurrently, people aged 65 and over and adults 18 and over with high-risk medical conditions are also included in Loudoun’s Phase 1b. This population is prioritized to receive vaccine at the same time as the front-line workers listed above.
The Health Department is coordinating special vaccination events for law enforcement, fire and hazmat, corrections and homeless shelter workers, public schools employees, and local government workers. There is no need for individuals working in these sectors to contact the Health Department to schedule appointments.
Where Will I Get the Vaccine?
Right now, because supplies of COVID-19 vaccine are limited in Loudoun County, the Health Department has scheduled only a limited number of appointments. The Health Department is coordinating the expansion of vaccination opportunities to include other providers in the community, including employer-based clinics, doctors’ offices and health care providers, and local pharmacies.
As vaccine supplies in Loudoun increase and more and more providers offer vaccine, Loudoun County ultimately will not be the primary provider of COVID-19 vaccine.