For Immediate Release
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center Partners with Arlington County to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine
Arlington, VA: January 9, 2021 –Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years, is partnering with Arlington County to operate a vaccination clinic for residents over the age of 75 as the county moves into Phase 1b of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) vaccine distribution plan.
VHC will also continue to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare personnel who meet the criteria defined as the highest priority in Phase 1a of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) vaccine distribution plan. Vaccines will be available by appointment only. Arlington residents over the age of 75 who have scheduled an appointment will begin receiving vaccines January 13. Appointments are available via the VHC website.
At this time, the COVID vaccine is only available to individuals who meet the criteria outlined by VDH in Phases 1a and 1b of the vaccine distribution plan including healthcare personnel, frontline essential workers, and individuals over the age of 75. The COVID vaccine is not currently available to the greater Arlington community.
VHC has received doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and has the infrastructure in place to store and administer either vaccine. Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine plans for Arlington County can be found on the Arlington County website.