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Virginia will soon be entering Phase 2 for COVID-19 vaccinations.  The Western Tidewater Health District (Isle of Wight, Franklin, Southampton County, and Suffolk) is requesting that everyone 16 & UP that wants a vaccine pre-register.  This will enable them to better prepare to move into phase 2 Vaccinations in the coming weeks.

Click to pre-register online.

Need assistance, have questions, or do not have internet service?  Call the vaccine call center, 7-days a week, 8AM to 8PM (Available in English/Spanish & call-back service in 100+ languages.  TTY Service).

Nervous about getting a vaccine?  For some Myths & Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines from the CDC, CLICK HERE.


3/23/21.  The Western Tidewater Health District sent out nearly 10,000 invitations this week for access to the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). They are asking that you be on the lookout for an email from the CDC inviting you to create an appointment for a vaccine ( There are clinics in Suffolk and Southampton for this Thursday and Friday that have hundreds of openings right now!

If you have not done so already, please pre-register for a vaccination at, WTHD is quickly moving through the current list. Pre-registration is open to the entire public. Please ensure that you are using one email per person when signing up, multiple people associated with a single email address may cause a slowdown in receiving a vaccine!

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Procedures

2/18/21.  On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam invited Virginians to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they are on the wait list, and learn more about Virginia’s vaccination program.

Virginia’s new website and call center are designed to streamline vaccine pre-registration by bringing disparate processes from local health departments together under one unified system. Virginians who previously pre-registered for the vaccine through their local health district do not need to sign up again. Those who have already pre-registered have been automatically transferred to the centralized system, and their pre-registration status will not be affected. Data migration will continue throughout the week and it may take several days for everyone to appear in the new system.

Virginia is also launching a new call center for those who prefer to pre-register by phone. The call center is open seven days a week, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and help people get pre-registered. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service is available to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold. Call volume is expected to be very high during the first week of operation.

To complete your pre-registration, you will be asked to provide some basic information to determine your eligibility. You will not be asked for your social security number or your immigration status. Anyone who pre-registers will receive a pre-registration confirmation and a reference code that can be used to verify that you are still on the wait list. Individuals can also specify whether they prefer to be contacted by phone, text, or email.

Pre-registration gives Virginians the opportunity to get updates about vaccine availability and to make an appointment when vaccine supply allows—it does not provide immediate access to a vaccine. When you become eligible, you will receive instructions from your local health department on how to schedule an appointment.

More than 12 percent of Virginia’s population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine. Across the country, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine currently far exceeds supply, and it is expected to take several months to reach all individuals who want to be vaccinated. The Commonwealth is prioritizing individuals who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and those who work in certain critical industries, based on public health guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Virginians who qualify for Groups 1A and 1B are currently eligible for vaccinations. This includes health care personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, people age 65 and older, frontline essential workers, those living and working in homeless shelters and correctional facilities, and individuals with underlying medical conditions or disabilities that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia, visit

Utility Assistance Available:
If you have overdue direct water and wastewater utility bill charges occurring March 1 through Dec. 30, 2020, you may be eligible for assistance through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Hampton Roads water and wastewater utilities are providing assistance through a statewide Municipal Utility Relief Program.  Isle of Wight County residents and businesses with COVID-related past-due balances may apply for assistance until the funding runs out.  Funding is limited, so residents should act quicklyClick Here for the application form.  For more information, please call (757) 365-6284 or email

Submit form via email to:
or mail to:
Isle of Wight County Treasurer
Attention Amy Vann
P.O. Box 108
Isle of Wight, VA 23397

Board of Supervisors' Meetings
In accordance with Governor Northam’s Executive Orders limiting public gatherings to address the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are encouraged to observe the Board of Supervisors’ meeting via the County’s website (CLICK HERE) or on the County’s official Facebook page.  Citizens wishing to attend and/or speak in person will be required to observe social distancing and face coverings are required.

The meeting will also be rebroadcast on the County’s public access television station (Charter Cable channel 190).  Click here to view the full archive of Board Meetings.