Richmond City Health District

rchdbuilding-logoThe Richmond City Health District (RCHD) provides a comprehensive set of public health programs and services for Richmond City. RCHD efforts include clinical, field and community based efforts in the area of reproductive health, communicable disease control, various categorical public health programs, environmental health, and disaster preparedness and response.

The mission of RCHD is to promote healthy living, protect the environment, prevent disease and prepare the community for disasters.

The general operation hours at 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Mayor Levar Stoney is calling on parents of fifth graders to Level Up to sixth grade by getting their required Tdap vaccination! All students who return the completed form will be entered into a school-wide drawing to win a $50 GIFT CARD. Four RPS classes with the most returned forms will also receive a $100 GIFT CARD. The deadline to return forms is April 7, 2017!Richmond City Health District is partnering with Richmond Public Schools to provide free Tdap booster vaccination at all 25 elementary schools. Vaccinations may also be obtained from private physicians/pediatricians.

Virginia law requires that all students entering sixth grade have a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster immunization prior to entry into 6th grade. There is no grace period for students without proof of vaccination. Parents of current fifth graders should review their children’s immunization records to determine if the student needs to get the Tdap immunization. A booster vaccination is due at age 11. This shot may be listed as T, Td, Dtap, and /or Tdap. Click Here to enroll. En Espanol.  See Mayor Stoney’s video at https://youtu.be/FDFxUE9jtBQ

 April is STD Awareness Month. Once nearing elimination, national data(https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats15/default.htm) highlight that syphilis is thriving. In 2015, the United States experienced the highest number and rate of reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in more than 20 years. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/2017syphilis.htm.      

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