Security Officers are
Essential Frontline Workers

The vaccine is available now through your local health department and local pharmacies

As a security officer, you qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 1b of the vaccination plan, along with essential frontline workers such as police, fire and hazmat teams.

Bulldog Points

Vaccination events are coordinated through your local health department and you can expect to get the vaccine at health department events, hospitals or pharmacies in your community.

We realize getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal decision. If you get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, co-workers and your family, you will earn 5,000 Bulldog Rewards points ($50 value).

Getting sick can cost you time and money. Save now by getting the vaccine.

NOTE: You qualify as 1b as noted in the Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders section (page 10) of “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 4.0.” 

As stated in the guidance document, your role is: “Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures.”

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Sign up for your vaccine at the Virginia Department of Health website or local pharmacies like or  or check with your primary care physician.

• Age 65 or older
• Body Mass Index of 30 or higher
• Cancer
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Down Syndrome
• Heart conditions
• Weakened immune system
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell disease
• Smoking

About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines help prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. Medical experts are encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce the spread and symptoms of the new virus.

While supplies are limited, the two-dose vaccine is offered in phases to those at greater risk of exposure or severe illness. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is distributing the vaccine and is currently in phase 1a and 1b.

The Virginia Department of Health has a wealth of information to help answer all of your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Help Limit the
Spread of COVID-19

• Wash your hands often.
• Stay home when sick.
• Avoid touching your nose or face.
• Disinfect high-touch surfaces often such as phones, computer keyboards, and doorknobs.
• Practice physical distancing.
• Wear a mask, when distancing is not possible.
• Avoid large gatherings.
• Limit exposure to groups of more than 10.
•  Be aware of the Governor’s expanded mandates.

Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

You could be at greater risk of severe illness, if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculator to measure your BMI.