The Fairfax County Health Department has received many vaccine–related inquiries, so below are a few of the most frequently asked questions that have been asked by Braddock District residents over the past few days.
For background, Fairfax County follows vaccine rollout guidance from the Virginia Department of Health. The county entered phase 1B on January 11. This phase is running concurrent with phase 1A.
The Health Department’s ongoing capacity to schedule registered individuals for vaccine will remain contingent on supply they receive from the state.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it better to use the online form, call or both?
Although the online form is the preferred option, residents should use whichever method is most appropriate for them. You do not need to do both. If you have completed the online form, a Health Department representative will contact you to schedule your appointment.
I pre-registered online yesterday but did not call. Is that OK?
Yes, that is OK. The Health Department will contact you to schedule an appointment. It may take a few weeks to get through the 1B phase, but your registration is in queue and you will be contacted to schedule an appointment as vaccine supply and appointments become available.
When can someone who submitted their information online expect to receive a call?
If someone has submitted their information online, the Health Department will contact the individual to schedule an appointment. It will take a number of weeks to get through the 1B phase, but the registration is in queue and the individual will be contacted to schedule an appointment as vaccine supply and appointments become available.
How do I schedule my second appointment for the vaccine?
For individuals who are receiving the vaccination from the Health Department, you will receive an email alerting you it is time to schedule your second appointment. For individuals who receive their vaccination from clinics, you will receive information directly from your employer (for frontline essential workers) or agency (for individuals living in correctional institutions).
When will individuals in the next phase be eligible for the vaccine?
It will take several weeks to months to vaccinate Virginians who fall into Phase 1B. The ability to schedule appointments will depend on vaccine availability. *The latest information about who is currently eligible is available on the Fairfax County Health Department's website.
*The Fairfax County Health Department will begin registering individuals in age 65+, and age 16-64 with a high-risk medical condition or disability groups on Monday, January 18.
Where are you vaccinating people?
The Fairfax County Health Department is currently offering vaccinations at five locations throughout the county Tuesday-Saturday. Residents will be notified where to go when they schedule their appointment.