Vaccines: Allocations and Appointments
Next week, BRHD is receiving a decreased vaccine supply.

For the week of April 19, BRHD will receive:
  • Pfizer 1st Dose = 2,340
  • Pfizer 2nd Dose = 1,170
  • Moderna 1st Dose = 2,700
  • Moderna 2nd Dose = 600

About one-third of vaccine doses in Virginia continue to be administered by retail pharmacy locations. While many pharmacies have continued to work directly with local health districts to vaccinate vulnerable populations, some pharmacies have online scheduling open to the public.
VAMS: A Direct Link to Scheduling
To provide better access to scheduling appointments, BRHD has created a direct access link to the VAMS appointment system. This link will allow all eligible users to schedule an appointment at a future BRHD vaccine clinic. Appointments may not be available right away, but Virginia’s goal is that everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get at least one dose by the end of May.

  • The link takes users to a form to verify Phase 2 eligibility.
  • The user receives a confirmation code prior to clicking "submit."
  • Once the confirmation code is received and the form is submitted, users get an "Eligible/Not Eligible" message.
  • Eligible users are then sent a text (or email) to create a VAMS account and schedule their appointment. Note: This text/email may take up to an hour to arrive.

We recommend you choose SMS as your preferred method of contact as it greatly expedites the receipt of the registration link to VAMS. Email preferences can take up to an hour to be received.

If you have any issues scheduling your appointment, please contact us at with the subject "VAMS LINK APPT" and we will assist you.
Under 18 Years: Don't Forget the Adult
As Phase 2 is now underway in BRHD, all individuals 16 years and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. However, for those individuals under 18, a parent/legal guardian/in loco parentis signature is required for vaccine consent. This consent must be signed at each appointment, in person, for any appointment (either first and second dose). 

When scheduling appointments for those 16 and 17 years old, remember to make sure a parent or legal guardian is able to attend at that appointment time, too!

As a reminder, Moderna is available for those 18+, while Pfizer is available for those 16+. At this time, vaccines are not yet available for anyone under the age of 16. Currently, trials are still underway for vaccination options for those under the age of 16. As more information becomes available on pediatric vaccines, we look forward to sharing with you.
Another Resource:
Looking for one place to find all the answers? The Blue Ridge Health District, in partnership with Red Light Management, has launched The website serves as a portal for COVID-19 resources within the District and includes information on vaccine appointments, Frequently Asked Questions, job opportunities, case counts and vaccine dashboards, and more. Easy-to-follow icons guide users to a number of resources from the Blue Ridge Health District, Virginia Department of Health, and community partners. The website is available in both English and Spanish.
En Español:
Operadoras del Linea Directo y Vacunación
El Departamento de Salud de Blue Ridge se complace en anunciar la expansión de sus recursos para hispanohablantes en la Línea Directa de Covid-19, al igual que en sus Centros de Vacunación.

La Línea Directa de Recursos Covid-19 del Distrito de Salud de Blue Ridge está ahora disponible en Español! Simplemente llame a la línea directa de Lunes a Viernes de 8:00 a.m a 4:30 p.m y presione 2 para español. Un operador le brindara asistencia e información sobre los recursos locales de Covid-19, incluyendo información sobre Pruebas y Vacunas. El número de nuestra línea directa es 434-972-6261.

A partir del día 26 de abril, nosotros estamos auspiciando una clinica de vacunacion en el lugar la vacunación de Jpenney para personas que hablan español de 4:30 a 7:30 de la tarde. Llame at 434-942-6267 para obtener una cita, seleccione #2 para hablar con un representante en español.
Testing: A Continued Service
While we work to vaccinate the District, BRHD continues to offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing. Each event will have the capacity to test 200 persons: 100 pre-registered clients and 100 walk-ins.

Free pediatric COVID-19 testing for children of any age is offered as part of the Friday testing events at Buford Middle School (1000 Cherry Ave Charlottesville, 22903). Pediatric testing is available from 5:30 - 8:00pm.

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

TUESDAY, April 20, from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Emmanuel Christian Center, 111 New Life Drive, Ruckersville, VA
  • Appointments can be scheduled on April 16 and April 19 by calling 434-972-6261

THURSDAY, April 22, from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Mineral Baptist Church, 51 Louisa Ave, Mineral, VA
  • Appointments can be scheduled on April 20 and April 21 by calling 434-972-6261

FRIDAY, April 23, from 4:00-8:00pm
  • Buford Middle School, 1000 Cherry Ave, Charlottesville, VA
  • Appointments can be scheduled on April 21 and April 22 by calling 434-972-6261

MONDAY, April 26, from 4:00-7:00pm
  • Nelson Heritage Center, 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington VA
  • Appointments can be scheduled on April 22 and April 23 by calling 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, once 75% of the population is fully vaccinated. Continue to wear face masks, maintain physical distance, wash hands frequently and properly, and limit indoor social gatherings with other households.