How to Obtain a COVID-19 Vaccine

There are no longer any restrictions to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine in the Commonwealth. Everyone in Virginia aged 12 or older is now eligible. The removal of these restrictions has greatly simplified the process for obtaining a vaccine.

To find an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine from a private provider, please visit (formerly This easy to use tool can search for vaccine availability at local pharmacies, hospitals, community clinics, and physician offices. Many private providers offer self-serve appointment scheduling online. Also, many provider now are allowing for walk-in appointments at some locations.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) no longer requires pre-registration to get on a list for an appointment. If you wish to get your vaccine from the government, you can use Virginia’s online scheduling tool to find availability. In Prince William County, VDH is operating permanent clinics at Manassas Mall and Potomac Mills Mall; along with pop-up clinics across the county.

You may also be able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine by contacting your primary care provider.

There are currently three vaccines which have obtained Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults. The three vaccines currently available are from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). You can find more information on the different COVID-19 vaccines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control at this link.

You can click here to learn more about EUA being expanded for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to include those aged 12 through 15.

If you have concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and the use of fetal cell lines, you can view this document from the North Dakota Department of Health.

VDH continues to operate their COVID-19 vaccine call center Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM to answer questions about the vaccine. You can reach the call center at (877) 829-4682 (or click here for ASL).


– Coles District Staff