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Rappahannock Area Health District

The Rappahannock Area Health District provides medical, dental, environmental, and public health services to the citizens of the City of Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties in Virginia.

Protect Yourself & Your Children from Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis): For a limited time, the Rappahannock Area Health District is offering Tdap - the Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis booster at no charge. Parents, grandparents, teachers, childcare workers, and more are welcome to get your Tdap booster!

Flu shots: This year the Fredericksburg Health Department will be offering flu shots for a charge of $30.00 to children and adults in our community. For adults and children with insurance, we can bill Medicare, Anthem PPO, and Southern Health for the charge of your vaccine. Children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, or Medicaid HMO can receive their flu shot at no charge.

Please contact your local Health Department for availability and schedules. 

Caroline County Health Department

Fredericksburg Health Department

King George Health Department

Spotsylvania Health Department.

Stafford Health Department         







Severe weather events such as thunderstorms and tornadoes have the ability to produce intense damage across the area. These events can create many public health threats. The Rappahannock Area Health District works with state and local government agencies and other community partners to prepare for and respond to these events. Ensure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather by following these tips:

  • Get a NOAA Weather Radio so you can receive information directly from the National Weather Service. Many models are available, including models designed for individuals with special needs.
  • Sign up for the emergency alert system for your locality so officials can provide you with important information before, during and after an emergency.
  • Understand severe weather terms and what you should do when watches or warnings are issued.
  • Have an emergency kit prepared with supplies such as flashlights and batteries, blankets, food that needs no cooking or refrigeration, a 3 day supply of water, prescription medications, a battery operated radio, and cell phone chargers.
  • Check batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors.
  • Avoid floodwater. In addition to the possibility of drowning, flood waters may contain raw sewage, chemicals and other toxins that are dangerous to your health.
  • Know the precautions to take to ensure food safety in case of an electrical outage.
  • Know what to do to ensure drinking water safety if your water may be contaminated or a boil water notice is issued. If you have a private well or onsite sewage system, click here.
  • Prevent injury and illness during cleanup efforts.

For additional information, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s severe weather preparedness page or contact the District Emergency Coordinator.

9-5-2-1-0 for Health

Join the Campaign for Healthier Kids to learn about how to make a difference in the lives of children. The Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition is a group of residents and organizations joined together to promote better health for children of all ages. To help spread the message and learn more about the program, please visit:


The Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corps (RMRC) assists the Health District in its response to public health emergencies and participates in other public health programs to improve the health of the community. For information about joining the RMRC, please click here.

Rappahanock WIC Program

Last Updated: 03-20-2014

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