February 22, 2022
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Chesterfield Health District to Close Rockwood COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
CHESTERFIELD, Va. – The Chesterfield Health District’s Rockwood Vaccination Clinic is set to close this week. The last day of operations will be Saturday, February 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Rockwood Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) has administered about 22,000 free COVID-19 vaccines doses since it opened on October 16, 2021.
“We’ve seen a consistent decline in the demand for the vaccine at Rockwood, particularly now that it is widely available,” said Chesterfield Health Director Alexander Samuel, MD, MPH. “By closing this clinic we can focus our resources on meeting the needs of individuals who still need the vaccine, but have limited access.”
Currently, in the Chesterfield Health District, 73.5% of the population has received at least one dose and 67% of the population is fully vaccinated.
The Rockwood Vaccination Clinic, located in the Rockwood Shopping Center at 10161 Hull Street Road in Midlothian, is open through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It offers first, second, and additional primary COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to the public.
Prior to opening as a CVC, the Rockwood clinic administered free 2,354 COVID-19 vaccines as a local clinic.
Virginians who are unvaccinated remain at high risk of severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19. VDH recommends individuals who are 12 and older receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The CVC at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, located at 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond, remains open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome.
For those still needing a free COVID-19 vaccine, please visit or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). English- and Spanish-speaking operators are available. Translation services also are available in more than 100 languages.
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