2022 News Releases

January 16. 2022

Virginia Department of Health To Close Some Vaccination and Testing Centers Monday, Others To Delay Opening Due to Weather

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing some vaccination and testing centers and will delay the opening of others on Monday, January 17, 2022 due to inclement weather. Centers in two cities will remain open. more>>


January 14, 2022

Virginia Department of Health To Close Community Testing Centers Sunday as Winter Storm Approaches

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing its Community Testing Centers (CTCs) on Sunday, January 16, with the safety of the public and staff in mind as a winter storm expected Sunday could bring snow to much of the state. more>>


January 14, 2022

Virginia Department of Health’s Award-Winning COVIDWISE Exposure Notifications App Hits Record Level of Use

(RICHMOND, Va.) — COVIDWISE, Virginia’s COVID-19 exposure notifications app is being used by a record number of Virginians, remaining a vital part of the Commonwealth’s pandemic response toolkit. More than 2.5 million Virginians are now using COVIDWISE.  The app accounts for 51 percent of all users.  COVIDWISE Express, an app-less version exclusively for iPhone users, was made available in February 2021.  Express makes up approximately 49% of all users. more>>


January 7, 2022

Virginia Department of Health To Reopen Community Vaccination Centers Closed Friday By Inclement Weather

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) closed on Friday due to inclement weather will reopen on Saturday, January 8, 2022. All CVCs will be open on Saturday with regular hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Individuals who need to reschedule their appointment can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov. more>>


January 7, 2022

Virginia Department of Health Temporarily Scales Back Call Center Operations in Office of Vital Records as Pandemic Causes Staffing Shortages

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that the Office of Vital Records (OVR) will be temporarily scaling back operations of its Call Center (804-662-6200) public call-in line, due to staffing shortages and COVID-19 infections affecting its employees. more>>


January 6, 2022

Virginia Department of Health To Close Five Community Vaccination Centers Friday Due to Expected Inclement Weather

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing five of its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) on Friday, January 7, 2022, due to expected inclement weather with some areas of the state expected to see several inches of snow.  Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to reschedule. more>>


January 5, 2022

Statement from State Vaccination Coordinator Christy Gray on CDC Endorsement of Strengthened Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Dose Recommendations for 12–17 Year Olds, All Pfizer Boosters After Five Months and Third Doses for Immunocompromised 5–11 Year Olds

(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is immediately adopting the following recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more>>


January 5, 2022

Virginia to Outfit all EMS Agencies in the Commonwealth with Nationally Renowned Handtevy System

(Richmond, Va.) –  After an extensive evaluation process, the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has chosen to offer the Handtevy suite of lifesaving tools to EMS agencies in the state. Handtevy is a national leader in pediatric emergency technology, and their partnership with the Virginia Office of EMS will provide the groundbreaking Handtevy resuscitation system to all EMS agencies in the Commonwealth. more>>


January 4, 2022

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMUNITY VACCINATION CENTERS TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY

(RICHMOND, Va.) —  The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will reopen all of its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and anyone who needs to reschedule an appointment due to icy roads or other concerns can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to reschedule. more>>


January 3, 2022

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMUNITY VACCINATION CENTERS TO BE CLOSED TUESDAY DUE TO SNOW AND EXPECTED FREEZING TEMPERATURES

(RICHMOND, Va.)—  The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will again close all of its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, as some areas of the state deal with several inches of snow and expected freezing temperatures overnight.  Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to reschedule.  more>>


January 2, 2022

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMUNITY VACCINATION CENTERS TO BE CLOSED MONDAY DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER

(RICHMOND, Va.)— The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing all of its  Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) on Monday, January 3, 2022, due to expected inclement weather with some areas of the state expected to see several inches of snow.  Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov to reschedule. more>>