COVID-19 Vaccinations 3/19/21

A Village Neighbor researched where the vaccine is available and wanted to share with all of us. Virginia consolidated vaccine appointment scheduling, except for Fairfax County and some commercial vendors. Some of those vendors require you to book directly through their website and not through the county or state.

 

NOTE: Some states require more limited eligibility at pharmacies than other vaccine locations

 

1. Commercial Pharmacies:

 

CVS (https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine):

 

  • People age 65+
  • Teachers K-12, Daycare and preschool workers, and staff
  • Workers in one of the following fields: healthcare, fire, police, hazmat, corrections officers/staff, grocery, farmers market, food, agriculture, manufacturing, public transit, public safety, mail carriers, officials critical to maintain continuity of government, clergy, faith, janitorial, cleaning
  • People age 16+ with an underlying condition that increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  • Staff and residents of long term care facilities
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness, living in correctional facilities or migrant labor camps

 

Albertsons/Safeway (https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt) - COVID-19 vaccine is currently being prioritized for the following people:

 

  • Teachers, school staff, and child-care workers that work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Start programs (including teachers, staff and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.
  • Persons ages 65 years and older

 

Walgreens (https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening) - Walgreens refers you to the VA state eligibility on their web site; not  sure if this is booked through the county or not.

 

2. Folks eligible through Tricare:

 

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital - We are now in Phase 1C, appointments are open to patients ages 65 and up, and patients ages 16 to 64 with an increased risk for severe illness as defined by the CDC. You can schedule an appointment to receive the first dose of Pfizer vaccine on Tricare Online.
  • Walter Reed - Information and instructions on how to sign up found here: https://walterreed.tricare.mil/CVAX

 

3. Fairfax County COVID-19 Vaccination Registration (currently about 106,000 on wait list) - There are 2 Steps to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

 

  • STEP 2: Appointment Scheduling – After youi have registered for the vaccine, county will send an invite and a link to schedule an appointment when you come up on the wait list.

The Health Department will email you to schedule an appointment. You will be able to choose a day, time and location for your vaccine. Learn more about the registration process.