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VDH releases tool to determine eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine

Vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.(Mark Miller | Augusta Health)
Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 3:25 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — The Virginia Department of Health has released a new tool to help Virginians determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, and when they might be able to get it.

Governor Ralph Northam tweeted the link to the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) new tool on Monday.

The tool takes a few minutes to fill out completely. You can also enter your name and contact information to receive an alert when you can register to receive the vaccine.

The tool will ask what locality you live in. Then, you’ll be asked if you live or work in a type of long-term care facility, if you are a healthcare or essential worker, your age and if you have any medical conditions.

In addition, some Virginia localities are beginning to vaccinate Virginians in Group 1B, which includes those over the age of 75 and first responders. In WHSV’s viewing area, Lord Fairfax residents may start to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine if they wish, which can be done by clicking here.

You can use the Virginia Department of Health’s tool by clicking here.

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