The Virginia Department of Health is sending text and voice message reminders to residents aged 50 and above that they are eligible for COVID-19 bivalent boosters. The text/phone reminder campaign begins on Monday, November 28th in multiple counties across the Commonwealth, including the Fairfax Health District.
Members of this population will only receive a message if records indicate they are eligible for, but have not yet received, a bivalent booster.
The message will read: “VA Dept of Health records indicate you are eligible for a COVID-19 bivalent booster. Schedule an appt at https://vaccines.gov/ or (877) 829-4682.”
Contact information from the resident’s immunization record will determine whether they receive a text message (for mobile numbers) or a phone call (for landlines).
Individuals do not need to wait for this notification to get a bivalent booster.
Free bivalent boosters remain available at many locations in the Fairfax Health District, including health care providers, local pharmacies, and health department offices.