COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

Effective 2/16/2021, COVID-19 Vaccination Registration has been temporarily suspended.

If you have submitted a vaccination registration form, you have been put in the queue.

As more vaccine supplies become available, you will receive a text or phone call with your vaccine appointment day and time.

For additional information about the phases of Virginia’s vaccine distribution, visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

The Virginia Department of Health has based guidance for vaccine priority groups on recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Virginians who do not fall into these categories will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine when it is more widely available.

Important information for a  pleasant vaccination experience:

  • RAHC is administering Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine is approved for people 18 years and older.
  • The vaccine will be given in 2 DOSES, 4 WEEKS APART.  We request that patients commit to receiving both doses.
  • There is a 15-minute observation period once the dose is administered.
  • Please wear clothes that allow easy access to your shoulder area.
  • Please do not take selfies when getting the shot.
  • People who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience mild COVID-19 like symptoms as a result of the vaccine, which is not an adverse reaction, rather normal signs that your body is building protection.

Remember:

  • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
  • It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

What phase/tier are we in? 

The Central Shenandoah Health District is vaccinating individuals who fall under Phase 1a and Phase 1b on Monday, January 18th. We are under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health, which is constantly updating as vaccine quantities change.

How do I know what Tier I’m in?

Please take the survey on the Virginia Department of Health website to determine what phase you are in.

How much is the vaccine going to cost? Am I going to get a bill?

RAHC doesn’t bill for the vaccine but does bill for the administration of the vaccine which is covered by insurance.  If you are uninsured, HRSA will cover the administration.

I received the first dose of the vaccine from a different healthcare provider. Can I get my second dose at the Rockbridge Area Health Center?

No. Vaccine distribution is carefully monitored. We receive the same number of doses of the second batch as we administered for the first batch.

Estimated schedule of vaccination distribution:

For schools: 

The Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) has advised us that they working with the Emergency Managers to provide on site vaccination opportunities at public schools the week of January 25. Please utilize the efforts of the CSHD and do not register through RAHC.

For manufacturing:

We will work through employers to schedule clinics aimed at this sector.  Estimated start date is the week of Feb 8.

We are working closely with the Central Shenandoah Health District to arrange timely distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The schedule is subject to change depending on vaccine availability. More information regarding vaccine distribution is available at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/central-shenandoah/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

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