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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Vaccine Availability

UPDATE: January 22, 2021

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that going forward, disbursements of vaccines will go only to local health districts.  Hospitals in Virginia will no longer receive vaccines directly from VDH.

 As a result of this change, Virginia Hospital Center must cancel all future first dose appointments at our community vaccine clinics, including the Walter Reed Community Clinic and the VHC Physician Group clinic beginning with appointments that are scheduled for Jan. 26, 2021 and thereafter.

This change does not affect those receiving a second dose. If you already received your first dose at the VHC Physician Group or a VHC-run community vaccine clinic, you will still receive your second dose at the same location on your originally scheduled date and time.

Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine 

The local health districts will determine how to distribute the limited vaccine supply.

Arlington residents who receive cancellation notices from Virginia Hospital Center will be contacted directly by Arlington County to reschedule their appointment as vaccine supply becomes available. 

Non-Arlington residents should monitor their local health district websites for updates on vaccine distribution and when additional categories of residents will become eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Cancelations

Is my vaccine appointment canceled?

At our community vaccine clinics, all future first dose appointments that are scheduled for Jan. 26, 2021 and thereafter are canceled.

This change does not affect those receiving a second dose. If you already received your first dose at the VHC Physician Group or a VHC-run community vaccine clinic, you will still receive your second dose at the same location on your originally scheduled date and time.

Why was my vaccine appointment canceled?

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that going forward, disbursements of vaccines will go only to local health districts.  Hospitals in Virginia will no longer receive vaccines directly from VDH.

I have already received my first dose vaccination at VHC. Is my second dose canceled?

If you already received your first dose at the VHC Physician Group or a VHC-run community vaccine clinic, you will still receive your second dose at the same location on your originally scheduled date and time.

Where can I get vaccinated?

Arlington residents who receive cancellation notices from Virginia Hospital Center will be contacted directly by Arlington County to reschedule their appointment as vaccine supply becomes available. 

Non-Arlington residents should monitor their local health district websites for updates on vaccine distribution and when additional categories of residents will become eligible.


Scheduling Questions

Is there a wait list for those individuals who are not able to schedule an appointment at this time?

At this time there is no wait list. We are adding appointments as we receive additional vaccines or get cancelations, and we recommend checking our website at a later time for appointment availability.

When do I schedule my second dose of the vaccine?

Your appointment for the second dose will be scheduled while you are at the clinic to receive your first vaccine


Appointment Questions

Is this free? Do I need insurance?

The vaccine itself is free however there is a charge for administering the vaccination. Medicare and insurance companies have been directed to cover this administration fee with no balance due from the patient. Patients who have no insurance, including Arlington Free Clinic patients, will have their bills submitted to a Federally funded program that will pay this administration fee at no cost to the patient. 


I lost the card that documents my vaccine. What do I do?

The information on your vaccination card is part of the state’s database. We recommend taking a photo of your vaccination card when you receive it at your appointment. If you have lost your vaccination card, your Primary Care Physician will have access to the database and will be able to get the information for you.


Medical Information

What vaccines are available?

Two COVID-19 vaccines, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine are available.

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

Yes, the vaccine is safe. There are over 70,000 people who participated in the clinical trials, and hundreds of thousands of people have been given the vaccine worldwide so far. The risk of getting COVID far outweighs the risk of the vaccine.

Can I get COVID from these vaccines?

No. The vaccine does not contain live virus, and there is no chance of getting COVID-19 from the vaccine.

How many shots/doses are needed?

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine require two doses. The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after the first vaccine, and the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after the first vaccine.

Are the new vaccines effective?

Yes, both the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccine are more than 94% effective.

Will vaccinations cause side effects?

Most people will have pain at the injection site, and some will have fatigue, headache, muscle pains, chills, or diarrhea. Some people will have no side effects at all. If side effects occur, they usually last for less than one day.

Can children be vaccinated?

The Moderna vaccine is authorized for people aged 18 and older, and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for people aged 16 and older. Virginia Department of Health guidelines state people ages 16 with certain conditions or disabilities that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19 will be eligible in Phase 1c.

After I’m vaccinated, what precautions do I need to continue to take?

After you have been vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing. Please continue to follow these precautions.

Can women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant be vaccinated?

Please speak with your doctor about whether or not to be vaccinated.

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