COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

April 9, 2021

As of today, anyone 16 or over is eligible to register for the vaccine in the Rappahannock Area Health District. The Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock Area Health District will expand its coronavirus vaccination efforts to Phase 2 beginning Friday, April 9, 2021. Anyone age 16 and over in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties and Fredericksburg will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

April 6, 2021

Virginia will move to Phase 2 on April 18!

This means everyone, 16 and older, who lives or works in Virginia will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at that time. 

Our locality, the Rappahannock Area Health District, is currently vaccinating Phase 1c. For more information, visit vaccination info. As well, Mary Washington Healthcare has its own vaccine clinic with its own signup. VIsit MWHC for more info. 

March 18, 2021 Updated Information on Pharmacy Vaccinations

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced this week that the federal retail pharmacies would expand within Phase 1b to offer vaccines. In addition to those 16-64 with existing high-risk medical conditions, the group includes: 

    Police, Fire, and Hazmat

    Corrections and homeless shelters

    Food and Agriculture (including veterinarians)


    Grocery stores (including farmers’ market food vendors)

    Public transit (including rideshare drivers)

    Mail carriers (USPS and private)

    Officials needed to maintain continuity of government (including judges and public facing judicial workers)

    Clergy/faith leaders


Individuals interested in seeking a pharmacy vaccine may visit to find eligible pharmacy locations, hours, phone numbers and scheduling links where available. As well, VDH continues to urge residents to pre-register at or by calling 877-VAX-In-VA.

March 15, 2021 Update

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) asks for those 65 and older or those with compromised immunities to register by calling the Virginia Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-ASKVDH-3 (1-877-275-8343). Virginia is currently vaccinating in phase 1a (healthcare personnel, residents of long-term care facilities) and 1b (frontline essential workers, people age 65+, people age 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps.) To determine in which phase you belong, visit:

Stafford has created a handy dashboard with data on statistics regarding vaccinations, positive cases and more. Please scroll down this page for more information.

Common Questions Received by Stafford

If I registered already, do I have to register again?

No. You are on the list and will be contacted when a vaccine is available for you. It is important to understand that it might be several weeks before RAHD contacts you but you will be contacted.

Do I have to have an email to get the shot?

No, you can call the state hotline at 1-877-275-8343.

Do I have to register to receive the shot?

Yes, you do.

Will I lose my place in line if I miss the email or the phone call from VDH?

No, you will keep your place in line. Please call RAHD if you missed a call or did not respond  to the email to confirm at 540-899-4797.

Is the vaccine safe? 

It has been approved for emergency use, and you can find out more by visiting

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions and Answers page that addresses the most common questions people have about Coronavirus.

Stafford County Utilities wants customers to know that providing a safe and reliable source of water is our priority. Please visit their page on for some drinking water FAQs.