DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) –The Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of the City of Danville Information Technology Department, announced the creation of an online portal for those who wish to pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The portal is available at http://www.danvilleva.gov/PittDanSignup.
The portal does collect contact information, so when the vaccine is available, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) can contact you to make an appointment. However, the portal does not reserve a vaccine or create an appointment.
Health officials would like to remind the public that those who provide their contact information may not receive a return call or email for days or weeks, and may not get a vaccine appointment for weeks or even months.
“We all are being overwhelmed with phone calls. It is critical that as many residents as possible use the online portal. If you are not computer savvy, please ask a friend, a relative, or a neighbor to help you. The purpose of the portal is to get contact information for those ready and willing to get their vaccine, so that when a new clinic is open, we can quickly notify them to make an appointment. It will be a two-step process.”Dr. Scott Spillmann, Health Director
Health officials also ask those who have pre-registered to please be patient and not call or email to check on the status of your registration.
VDH and its partner agencies are vaccinating Virginians in Phases 1a and 1b, defined in detail at www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine. Health experts expect it to take months to complete Phases 1a and 1b.