Central Virginia Health District

WHAT'S NEW?

VDH has updated its vaccination guidelines to recommend a third dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) for people who have moderately or severely compromised immune systems. This follows new recommendations from the CDC. Vaccines are readily available throughout Virginia, and VDH encourages Virginians to discuss whether they should consider a third dose with their healthcare providers.

Certain groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 booster, if they received the Pfizer vaccine and if it’s been 6 months or more since their last shot.

Booster shots are recommended for these groups this fall: ages 65 and older, residents in a long-term care setting and ages 50-64 with an underlying medical condition. These groups may also benefit from a booster this fall: ages 18-49 with an underlying medical condition or with an increased risk COVID-19 because of where they work or live. Talk with your health care provider to see if a booster is right for you.

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NEED A COPY OF YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD? 

CLICK HERE: COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD

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

COVID-19 INFORMATION

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.

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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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