REGISTRATION LINKS: Go to www.vaccinate.virginia.gov and follow the process to get your appointment.
BY PHONE: Call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) and follow the prompts.
OTHER SOURCES: No longer are accepting paper applications and encourage those without computer access to call health department offices in Martinsville, Stuart and Rocky Mount. Callers will be sent to a line that handles over-the-phone applications.
WHO IS COVERED: Phase 1b applies to all citizens who are 65 or older, those who are 18-64 with specific health conditions and those in fields of employment that require public interaction, such as law enforcement, firefighters, teachers, restaurant workers and others. Detailed definitions of phases and priorities are at www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
Steven Doyle is editor of the Martinsville Bulletin and the Danville Register & Bee. He can be reached at 276-638-8801, ext. 245.