COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations in Virginia

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MAR. 3, 2021

Update on Vaccinate Virginia

Arlington County Public Health Division (ACPHD) is receiving approximately 3,000 first doses per week, and continues to notify those who are eligible for vaccination appointments as availability increases. 

  • As of March 2, 100% of Arlington residents aged 75+ who pre-registered with the County have been sent a notification to schedule an appointment.
  • 87% of residents 65+ who have pre-registered in Arlington have received a notification to schedule a vaccination appointment. (We expect every resident in this category who pre-registered with Arlington by Feb. 12 will receive an notification to schedule an appointment by March 12.)
  • Nearly 18% of residents 16-64 with underlying medical conditions who pre-registered have received notifications to schedule a vaccination appointment (notifications began last week). 

WATCH: County Board Work Session with updates on vaccination efforts in Arlington 


Over 40,000 Arlington residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 14,000 residents are fully vaccinated, according to the Virginia Department of Health's Vaccine Dashboard (please note that the VDH data includes information on all vaccination efforts, including hospitals, pharmacies, etc., plus data on Arlington residents vaccinated in other jurisdictions based on employment).


Virginia's Vaccine Summary Dashboard continues to show progress in vaccinations, with more than 2 million doses administered

  • As of March 3, Virginia's daily average is over 51,300 shots, and nearly 16% of Virginians have received at least one dose.

  • All three vaccines -- Moderna, Pfizer, and the newly-authorized Johnson & Johnson -- are safe, effective, and free. Ultimately, the best vaccine for you will be the one that is available first. Each has been proven to protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.  

  • Based on our population, Virginia expects to receive 249,000 new first doses this week from the federal government, and 75,000 new first doses that will be administered through the federal retail pharmacy program that includes CVS, Food City, Giant, Kroger/Harris Teeter, Safeway, Walgreens, and independent community pharmacies. 
  • Make sure you pre-register for your vaccine online at Vaccine Virginia or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA
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Arlington to Host One-Day Vaccination Event

With a new shipment of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on its way from the Commonwealth, Arlington County will offer a one-day mass vaccination clinic for eligible priority groups by appointment only at the new Lubber Run Community Center on Saturday, March 6.


Notifications to schedule a vaccine appointment continue to be sent to Arlington residents who are eligible for the vaccine in the approximate order of pre-registration (per guidance from the Governor). All vaccinations are by appointment only. There are no walk-up vaccinations available. 


A total of 1,500 one-dose vaccines are expected to be administered at this clinic. Vaccinations are available to Arlington residents aged 65 and older as well as for residents 18-64 with underlying medical conditions. 

COVID-19 News & Notes

Anyone experiencing anxiety or stress related to COVID-19 may call or text VA COPES, a free and confidential COVID-19 response warmline, at: 877-349-6428

Questions about COVID-19? Call the County's public information line at

703-228-7999, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Arlington County COVID-19 Dashboard

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