Virginia is shifting the way it has residents pre-register for their COVID-19 vaccines: Local health districts will close their sites, and the state will open a singular portal everyone can use to pre-register.
The new pre-registration site is scheduled to launch on Tuesday.
Local health departments were directed to close their pre-registration sites at 5 p.m. Friday.
“The statewide vaccine pre-registration system will provide a unified and comprehensive process for people in Virginia to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine,” the Virginia Department of Health said in a press release.
Residents will be able to start pre-registering for vaccines again on Tuesday when the new site launches.
If you already have pre-registered, you don’t need to take action, VDH says. Waitlists will be automatically imported to the new systems.
Virginia promises residents will keep their place in line. People who pre-registered will be able to check that their registration has transferred properly once the new system opens on Tuesday, an Alexandria Health Department spokesperson told News4.
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Over the weekend, Virginia will collect and consolidate the data from all the local health districts’ systems.
Registering for a vaccine in Virginia is a two-step process. First, eligible groups can fill out a questionnaire and pre-register. Later, the health department will contact people to schedule an appointment to get the shot.
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