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How to Preregister for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Virginia

Individuals must preregister with one of the following:

  • Fairfax County Residents - preregister with the the Fairfax County Health Department 
    • People who need assistance with preregistration, who need language assistance, or who are having technical issues with the health department website can contact the Fairfax County Health Department call center at 703-324-7404.
       
  • Non-Fairfax County Residents - preregister with Vaccinate Virginia 
    • For assistance call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (language translation and TTY services available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). 

Once you preregister, you will receive an email from your health department with further instructions when it is time to schedule your vaccine appointment.

If you need more information, please check with your county's health department. Find your county’s health department

Inova is currently helping the health department vaccinate:

Fairfax County Residents Age 65-74

The Fairfax County Health Department is currently working to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for residents of Fairfax County age 65-74 who are eligible based on the prioritization for 1b groups. 

For the current eligible group (65 years to 74 years of age), you must complete your first dose vaccination questionnaire on the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) website to be added to the appointment queue. Each week, Inova will receive a set number of doses from FCHD, along with a list of of the registrants who are in queue to receive these doses. FCHD will send you an email telling you when it's time to schedule your appointment and how to do so.

Eligible Groups Inova has Served

Inova has been helping local health departments vaccinate the eligible groups below.

If you received a first dose vaccine from Inova, we will contact you to schedule your second dose appointment as you near the 17-21 day recommended interval. 

  • Healthcare workers, EMT, first responders
  • Law enforcement, corrections officers, Fire/Hazmat personnel
  • Public and private school teachers and staff within Fairfax County and Prince William County
  • Daycare/childcare providers in Fairfax County
  • Individuals age 75 and older

First Dose Appointments

  • Fairfax County residents aged 65-74
  • Inova is only able to administer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals with an appointment.
  • Preregistration through the Fairfax County Health Dept. (FCHD) website IS REQUIRED for eligible groups. This places registrants into a queue for an appointment.
  • The FCHD will email you advising you when it's time to schedule your appointment with instructions. 
  • We will have to cancel your appointment if you are not on the FCHD list of preregistered appointments. 

Second Dose Appointments

  • We ARE NOT accepting walk-ins.
  • Inova can only provide second doses to those who received their first dose with Inova.
  • Once you have your first dose, you will automatically receive a prompt from Inova to schedule your second dose appointment. 
  • The second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should be administered at least 17-21 days after the first dose was given to complete the vaccination series. Although it is optimal to receive the second dose as close as possible to the recommended interval, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. The vaccine series does not need to be restarted even if the second dose is administered late.

Important Information for the Day of Your Appointment

Arrival Information

  • If you have scheduled an appointment without being eligible AND in a group that Inova is currently serving, you will not receive a vaccine at that time.
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive within the past 10 days, or are currently in quarantine because of an exposure to COVID-19, please reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • The Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) Campus is located off of Gallows Road across from the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Once on the campus,  follow the blue parking signs for “COVID-19 Vaccination Center.” Signs will guide you to a surface lot adjacent to 8100 Innovation Park Drive; Fairfax, Virginia 22031. Map and Directions for the Inova COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) 
  • Blue “COVID-19 Vaccination Center” sidewalk signs will guide you to the main entrance on the backside of the building. Building 8100 is also home to the Inova Sports Medicine Clinic. 
  • The Inova COVID-19 Vaccination Center is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Patients needing assistance may be dropped off. Look for the signs that say “Drop Off Sports Medicine.”  The ADA Entrance for the COVID-19 Vaccination Center is on the side of Building 8100. It is marked by a sign that says “COVID-19 Vaccination Center ADA Entrance.”  Please note that the ADA entrance is different than the main entrance. 
  • The ICPH Campus has a courtesy patrol golf cart and minivan shuttle, in addition to greeters available to assist our patients. Please do not hesitate to let any Inova team member know if you need help. 
  • Family members, children, guests, etc. are not allowed inside the Center unless needed to provide support.
  • There may be times when the line extends outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Required Documents and Identification

  • Printed or electronic copy of your appointment confirmation.
  • White CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card you received after getting your first dose of the vaccine.
  • Personal identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Proof of eligibility is required upon arrival in order to receive your second dose (badge, credentials, employee ID card, pay stub, etc.).

Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Vaccine FAQs

In Coordination With

Fairfax County logo

Fairfax County Health Department
10777 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
Call 703-324-7404

Fairfax County Health Department
vaccinate virginia

A program of the Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St., Richmond, VA 23219
Call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)

Vaccinate Virginia