Updated January 21, 2021
Current COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited, and vaccination will happen in phases. While more doses are being produced to meet the demand, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have identified high-risk, high-priority groups whom they recommend to receive the vaccine first. Each state is reviewing the guidance from the CDC and ACIP and determining who gets the vaccine and when in their state.
If you live and work in different states:
To understand when you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine based on your job (e.g., if you’re an essential worker), please look at the phases for the state where you work. To understand when you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine based on your age or health conditions, look at the phases for the state where you live.
Below is detailed information on how the state of Virginia is defining the phases of COVID-19 vaccination. Click here to read our frequently asked questions or scroll to the bottom of this page.
What phase is Virginia currently in?
CURRENT PHASE: Virginia is currently finishing Phase 1a and has begun Phase 1b
Phase 1a (in progress)
- Healthcare personnel
- Residents of long-term care facilities
Phase 1b (in progress)
- People aged 65 and older
- People aged 16-64 with underlying medical condition
- Frontline essential workers
- People living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps
NEXT PHASE: Phase 1c
- Other essential workers
LATER PHASE: Phase 2
- Virginia residents age 16 and older not included in previous phases
For more detail on each of these phases, click here.
For Kaiser Permanente members – Frequently Asked Questions
Once I qualify to be vaccinated, how do I get an appointment to be vaccinated at Kaiser Permanente?
Because vaccine supply is limited, we will continue to vaccinate the highest risk first. The fastest way for us to contact you when you qualify for the vaccine is by sending you a secure email through kp.org. If you are a registered kp.org member, that will be the first way we contact you. If you are not registered on kp.org or if you do not open the secure message we send you through kp.org, we will call you. If we cannot reach you by kp.org or phone, we will send you a letter.
If my employer, local government or other vaccine provider (outside of Kaiser Permanente) offers me a COVID-19 vaccine, should I take it?
If I receive my COVID-19 vaccine outside Kaiser Permanente, how do I update my medical record?
Log onto kp.org, click on the “Medical Record”, and then select the “Questionnaires” option. Then click on the questionnaire titled “COVID-19 Immunizations outside of Kaiser Permanente” and fill out all required fields.
For people not covered by Kaiser Permanente insurance:
I am not covered by Kaiser Permanente insurance, but I would like to come to a Kaiser Permanente medical center to be vaccinated. Can I?
We are partnering closely with the local county health departments to vaccinate the groups they designate from the community. Please call your local health department to learn which sites are available for you to get the vaccine.
Can I walk into a medical center to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
No. COVID-19 vaccines can only be provided by appointment.
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