Central Virginia Health District



The Central Virginia Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 testing events weekly on the posted dates and times for anyone who needs or wants to get a COVID test. The tests being offered are Rapid Molecular PCR tests and results are given within 20 minutes. This service is being offered free of charge to anyone who would like to be tested.

Testing will take place at the front of the Lynchburg Health Department at 307 Alleghany Ave. This is a walk up testing event, no appointments necessary. This event is open to the public regardless of vaccination or symptom status. Please Direct any questions to: cvhdcovidtesting@vdh.virginia.gov

     Upcoming dates and times:

     12/3- 11:30am-2:30pm

     12/8- 3:00pm-6:00pm

     12/14- 2:00pm-5:00pm

     12/20- 1:00pm-4:00pm

     12/29- 11:30am-2:30pm



5-11 year olds: The Pfizer vaccine is now recommended for children aged 5-11 years. The vaccine requires 2 doses separated by at least 21 days (may be given up to 42 days after the first dose). Many options are available for children to receive the COVID-19 vaccine - this includes pediatrician offices, retail pharmacies, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and the Lynchburg Health Department. To look for an appointment, parents and guardians can check with their child’s healthcare provider, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov, or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

Booster Dose Recommendations:

VDH recommends that individuals who are 18 and older should receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.




How many shots are needed to complete a primary series?

Two shots, 21-42 days apart

Two shots, 28-42 days apart

One shot

Additional primary series (only for immunocompromised individuals 18 years and older)

28 days after primary series

28 days after primary series

Not recommended

Booster dose recommendations is an additional dose after your primary series for some individuals 18 years and older.

6 months after your 2nd shot

6 months after your 2nd shot

2 months after your shot

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. Talk with your health care provider to see which booster is right for you.




OR call (877) 829-4682 for assistance (M-F 8:00 am-6:00 pm)


Central Virginia Health District (CVHD) is experiencing a high level of community transmission of COVID-19 throughout the district and is urging individuals, businesses, and other organizations to take prevention measures, to include masking indoors and social distancing.

A high level of transmission means people are much more likely to come into contact with someone who has the virus when they are out in the community.

Due to the recent surge in cases, you may not be contacted by the health department if you test positive or are a close contact to someone who tested positive. The resources below are meant to help you follow public health guidance to stop the spread of the virus and protect our community.

COVID-19 VIRAL TESTS-WHAT DO YOUR RESULTS MEAN?  Describes the difference in a positive and negative test, what to do if you are sick and how to protect others.

VDH ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE INFOGRAPHIC  Provides information on what is a close contact and when it is safe to be around others if you must isolate or quarantine.

COVID-19 HOW TO NOTIFY YOUR CONTACTS  Gives you guidance on how to notify your contacts that you have COVID and what they should do to help mitigate the spread.

VDH TESTING SITE LOCATOR  Helps you locate a COVID testing site near you. We do not do COVID testing at our health department locations.


For the most up to date information, please visit: VDH COVID DATA & INFORMATION

To see your county positivity rate, click here:  COUNTY POSITIVITY RATES

Click here for VDH's frequently asked questions: COVID FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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