Central Shenandoah Health District

Central Shenandoah Health District

Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Mission: Protect and promote the health and well-being of residents in the Central Shenandoah Valley

Who We Serve: The counties of Rockbridge, Bath, Augusta, Highland and Rockingham and the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Lexington and Buena Vista.

We are currently vaccinating everyone 5 and up!

Appointments are required. Please visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to make an appointment.

Read more about the recent authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.

Update on COVID-19 Booster Shots

Read more here: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:
  • 65 years and older
  •  Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  •  Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  •  Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings


For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Once a booster dose is recommended for you, there is no rush to get your booster right away. The immune system’s protection after being vaccinated does not suddenly fall to low levels. If you are fully vaccinated, you still have strong protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death, including against the Delta variant. Individuals should consider options for booster doses and timing of administration based on personal risks and benefits. Consult your primary care provider for guidance.

CSHD is now offering booster doses for all individuals. Appointments for clinics are required, and can be made ahead of time by visiting vase.vdh.virginia.gov.

Make an appointment to get your booster shot this week at one of our large-scale clinics! Visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to secure your spot ahead of time.

Wednesdays, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson (Booster doses for eligible persons, first and second doses also available)

Thursdays, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the James Madison University Convocation Center
Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson (Booster doses for eligible persons, first and second doses also available)


Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • Mon-Fri 8am-6pm


Find out more about what we offer by touring our website.

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Become a Volunteer

The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of medical and non-medical volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency.

Quit Now Virginia

Quit Now Virginia is a toll-free tobacco cessation phone counseling service that is provided to Virginia residents aged 13 and older 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may receive one-on-one cessation counseling, information and self-help materials for residents who want to quit smoking or using tobacco.

The counseling offered by the specially trained Quit Coaches, combined with medication prescribed by healthcare providers, give the best chance of quitting successfully.

1-800-QUIT-NOW / 1-800-784-8669

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