Central Virginia Health District

WHAT'S NEW?

COVID-19 TESTING 

January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

LOCATION: Lynchburg Health Department, 307 Alleghany Ave., Lynchburg

TYPE: 100 rapid PCR (results in 20 minutes) AND 200 PCR send off (results within 72 hours) will be available.

Parking will NOT start until 11:00 a.m. and testing will NOT start until noon. We will test until 3:00 p.m. or until we run out of tests.

Please expect wait times for rapid tests. Tests are free. 

 

January 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Ridge Event Center (formerly known as Phase 2), 4009 Murray Place, Lynchburg

Free drive through event, PCR testing, results expected within 72 hours, you will receive a call when your result is ready.

For anyone who needs or wants to get a test regardless of vaccination or symptom status while supplies last.

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BOOSTER RECOMMENDATIONS

VDH recommends individuals who are 12 and older receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

*For individuals aged 12 to 17 years old, a Pfizer booster dose is recommended 5 months following completion of a Pfizer primary series

*For individuals ages 18 years and older, any COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended 5 months following completion of a Pfizer primary series

*For individuals ages 18 years and older, any COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is recommended 6 months following completion of a Moderna primary series

*For individuals ages 18 years and older, any COVID-19 vaccine booster is recommended 2 months following completion of a primary J&J dose

Eligible individuals 18 years and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

For booster vaccines, CDC has stated that use of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferable to Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Talk with your health care provider to see which 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.

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.

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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