Vaccination Phases 1A and 1B:
Who is being Vaccinated in BRHD?
As of February 5, 2021, over 41,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout BRHD. 
BRHD still has a limited supply of vaccine (2,850 first doses per week) despite nearly 50% of the District's population now meeting Phase 1A or 1B vaccine eligibility. The demand for COVID-19 vaccinations far exceeds the current supply. Thus, BRHD is continuing to prioritize vaccinating Phase 1A frontline healthcare workers, certain 1B frontline essential workers, and individuals ages 75+ from across the district.
Frontline essential workers in Phase 1B that are currently being vaccinated(in priority order as defined by the Virginia Department of Health) include police, fire, and hazmat; corrections and homeless shelter workers; and childcare/PreK-12 teachers/staff.
Governor Northam shared there are simply not enough doses available yet for everyone who is eligible to receive them. Virginia is not likely to meet the demand for Phase 1B until late March or April. With this limited supply, it will be March or April before BRHD is able to expand broadly to individuals 65+ and 16-64 with high risk medical conditions.
Visit the VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard for the latest numbers of individuals vaccinated per locality of residence.
BRHD Vaccination Clinics
Below is a schedule of where BRHD is hosting vaccine clinics in the coming week. All clinics are by appointment only; no walk-ins will be allowed.
  • Saturday 2/6/21 - Fluvanna & Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Monday 2/8/21 - Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Tuesday 2/9/21 - Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Wednesday 2/10/21 - Louisa & Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Thursday 2/11/21 - Nelson & Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Friday 2/12/21 - Charlottesville/Albemarle
  • Saturday 2/13/21 - Fluvanna & Charlottesville/Albemarle
BRHD is partnering with local governments in each locality to host clinics throughout the District, currently focusing on Phase 1B essential workers and remaining Phase 1A individuals. UVA Health is also hosting clinics for individuals 75+ as well as Phase 1B and 1A workers. Below is more information about our vaccine distribution plans and sites throughout the district:
Kmart site: 2nd doses, people who already had appointments in VAMS, 1B essential workers within the top three groups (as prioritized by VDH) -- fire, police, hazmat; corrections and homeless shelter workers; childcare and K-12 teachers and staff.

Seminole Square site in partnership with UVA Health: Phase 1A and 75+ individuals from the entire District. Their information is captured through our online survey or hotline.

Community-based or focused clinics: shelters, migrant farmworker sites, the regional jail. Also clinics in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID including communities of color, affordable senior housing communities and affordable housing communities for people with disabilities. These clinics will be the first sites where we expand to individuals 65+ and will be held across the district in partnership with community based organizations, businesses, local government, UVA Health, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and community leaders.
Second Doses: What is the Plan?
Effective February 3, individuals vaccinated at BRHD sites will schedule a 2nd dose appointment at their 1st dose appointment. These appointments will be scheduled and confirmed prior to leaving the vaccination site.
Individuals who received their 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine prior to February 3 at a BRHD site will be contacted via email regarding their 2nd dose appointment. BRHD is reserving slots not visible on the VAMS website to ensure those who need to come for their 2nd dose can get it in the appropriate time frame.
BRHD has enough doses for everyone to receive a 2nd vaccine of the same brand as their 1st dose. The weekly shipment of vaccines that BRHD receives is for 1st doses only; BRHD receives a separate shipment allocated for 2nd dose vaccines.
Move2Health Virtual Town Hall Event
Please join us on Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM for a virtual Community Town Hall event about vaccine hesitancy in communities of color. The Move2HealthEquity coalition will screen a community video and then have a Q&A with community leaders to answer community questions, featuring Dr. Bonds with the Blue Ridge Health District, Dr. Luna with UVA Health, and Dr. Rev. Bates with Ebenezer Baptist Church. Please share this event far and wide to include churches, community groups, friends and family, etc. Our goal is to acknowledge the history of abuse and mistrust from the medical system in communities of colors, listen to concerns around vaccination, and promote factual information as people make decisions about getting vaccinated.
February Testing Sites
While we work to vaccinate the District, BRHD continues to offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites. Testing is available for people ages 6 years and older. Each event will have the capacity to test 100 persons: 50 pre-registered clients and 50 walk-ins.

For a complete list of free drive-thru COIVID-19 testing events in February, visit the BRHD website.

Tuesday, February 9, from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Emmanuel Christian Center111 New Life Drive, Ruckersville, VA 22968
  • Register on 2/8 to guarantee a test: 434-972-6261.

Thursday, February 11, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Louisa Presbyterian Church212 Church Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093
  • Register on 2/9 or 2/10 to guarantee a test: 434-972-6261.

Friday, February 12, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Charlottesville High School1400 Melborne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Register on 2/10 and 2/11 to guarantee a test: 434-972-6261.

Monday, February 15, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Rockfish Presbyterian Church5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
  • Register on 2/12 and 2/12 to guarantee a test: 434-972-6261.
Remember, vaccination is only one tool to end the pandemic. We need to use them all in order to return to normal day-to-day activities.
Protect yourself and others by continuing to wear your mask, keeping your distance from others, and avoiding indoor gatherings.