October 25, 2021
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Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Offering Booster COVID-19 Vaccines
(Richmond, Va.) — Last Friday, the Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) began offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The booster vaccine can be obtained by eligible individuals at least 6 months from the date of second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine or at least 2 months from the date of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Those eligible for the booster dose include:
- Certain individuals who completed the mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) primary series at least 6 months ago:
- 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
- All individuals aged 18 years or older who received the Johnson & Johnson primary vaccine dose at least 2 months ago.
Individuals who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster dose may choose which vaccine product they would like to receive as a booster. Some individuals may have a preference to receive the same vaccine product as their primary series. Others may have a preference to receive a different product than their primary series. Individuals who are considering a different product can speak to their healthcare provider for additional guidance.
RRHD will offer first, second, and booster doses at a central site in Culpeper County: Reva Fire Department, located at 18230 Birmingham Road. For available days and times, please visit www.rrhd.org or call 540-308-6072. Residents may also sign up for appointments at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
RRHD encourages all eligible persons to get their COVID-19 vaccine if they have not already done so. To find a vaccination site near you, visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov or visit www.vaccines.gov.
If you are coming for your booster dose, please bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in previous doses. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.
For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus. Find convenient, free vaccination locations near you by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).