Virginia To Launch New Statewide System To Register For Vaccines

VIRGINIA — Virginia plans to launch a statewide vaccine pre-registration system on Tuesday for all residents to register to get a COVID-19 vaccination. This means the state will take over the vaccine registration system from local health districts, state health officials said Friday.
The Virginia Department of Health ordered all local health districts to close their pre-registration forms at 5 p.m. on Friday and replace them at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, with a link to the new statewide system.
Existing waitlists from the local health district websites will be imported into the new system. From Friday evening through Tuesday morning, pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccination will be unavailable to all Virginia residents.
On Friday afternoon, though, the Fairfax Health District said it will not be using the new statewide system at this time. Residents of Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, and the towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton who are eligible to register for a vaccine should continue using the registration system already in place, the county said.
In its announcement, the VDH said all people who have filled out a local pre-registration form will be automatically imported into the new statewide system. Residents will maintain their current status in the queue and will be able to search and confirm that they are in the new system starting Tuesday morning.
Over the weekend, the state will “de-duplicate, clean and consolidate” the data from the local health district systems. In addition, data from the Virginia Immunization Information System will be used to remove individuals from the pre-registration list who have already been vaccinated, according to the VDH.
“The statewide vaccine pre-registration system will provide a unified and comprehensive process for people in Virginia to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine,” the VDH said Friday in a statement.

COVID-19 Data

As of Friday, 1,243,231 doses have been administered in the state. According to VDH, 972,493 people have at least one dose (11.4 percent of the population), and 270,738 are fully vaccinated (3.2 percent of the population).
Vaccine doses administered by facility type include 436,526 by hospitals, 354,289 by local health departments, 163,543 by long-term care facilities, 130,000 by community health providers, 115,713 by medical practices and 43,160 by pharmacies.

On Friday, 3,191 additional coronavirus cases and eight deaths were reported in Virginia. Cumulative cases stand at 544,209, and there have been 6,966 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
Hospitalizations decreased from 2,133 to 2,115 on Friday. The current patients include 430 in the intensive care units and 268 on ventilators.
According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, ICU occupancy among all hospital patients is at 82 percent, and ventilator use is at 33 percent.
The seven-day positive average of PCR tests stands at 10.0 percent statewide as of Feb. 8. The state is averaging 24,956 PCR testing encounters per day, which is down from a peak average of 35,090 testing encounters on Jan. 15.
Below are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area from Thursday to Friday:

  • Alexandria: 9,903 cases, 495 hospitalizations, 104 deaths; increase of 47 cases
  • Arlington County: 12,504 cases, 746 hospitalizations, 209 deaths; increase of 64 cases
  • Fairfax County: 63,148 cases, 3,400 hospitalizations, 827 deaths; increase of 294 cases, six hospitalizations and one death
  • Fairfax City: 454 cases, 35 hospitalizations, 12 deaths; increase of six cases and two hospitalizations
  • Falls Church: 322 cases, 20 hospitalizations, seven deaths; increase of one case
  • Loudoun County: 22,007 cases, 814 hospitalizations, 193 deaths; increase of 110 cases, six hospitalizations and three deaths
  • Manassas: 3,908 cases, 157 hospitalizations, 33 deaths; increase of 15 cases and 1 hospitalization
  • Manassas Park: 1,102 cases, 66 hospitalizations, eight deaths; increase of one case
  • Prince William County: 37,556 cases, 1,348 hospitalizations, 326 deaths; increase of 134 cases and decrease of one death
  • Fredericksburg: 1,687 cases, 90 hospitalizations, 14 deaths; decrease of six cases and increase of 13 hospitalizations
  • Spotsylvania County: 7,852 cases, 255 hospitalizations, 87 deaths; increase of 53 cases and three hospitalizations
  • Stafford County: 9,015 cases, 294 hospitalizations, 54 deaths; increase of 176 cases, one hospitalization and one death

Viola Higgins

I’m a mother of 2 little angels that I continuously try to figure out and spend the other half figuring out how to be a great wife. Writing is my passion and I write regularly for the Virginian Tribune and several other national news outlets.

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