October 7, 2021
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MASS COVID-19 VACCINATION SITE RETURNS TO RICHMOND RACEWAY
RICHMOND, VA- The Virginia Department of Health is set to open a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Richmond Raceway starting on Tuesday, October 12th. This CVC will offer COVID-19 vaccines to the greater Richmond community.
The CVC will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Individuals who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination initial series or booster can schedule an appointment at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Walk-ins are also welcomed. All three COVID-19 vaccine types and Pfizer booster vaccines will be available.
“The CVC will supplement doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and local health districts to create an even more robust network of COVID-19 vaccine providers,” explains Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager for RHHD. “The weekend and evening hours make it even more convenient for busy families.”
“The Raceway has proven to be an incredibly effective and convenient location for individuals to get their COVID-19 vaccines,” explains Rob Rowley, Henrico County’s Chief of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety. “About 160,000 doses have been given at the raceway previously… we are proud to once again have a bustling vaccination hub for Henrico County and our surrounding communities.”
“Part of the motivation in setting up CVCs is staying prepared for an upcoming eligible 5-11 year old population, as well as an increasing demand for boosters,” says Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia Vaccine Coordinator. “We are building vaccine coverage across the whole state.”
These and other COVID-19 vaccination opportunities can be found by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA.