2023 Regional News Releases

February 3, 2023

ANIMAL RABIES CASE CONFIRMED IN 400 BLOCK OF WIDEWATER ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY

On February 3, 2023, the Stafford County Health Department confirmed that a gray and white colored, tabby cat collected on Jan 30, 2023 from the 400 block of Widewater Road in Stafford County was positive for rabies. more>>


January 26, 2023

Southside Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Halifax

HALIFAX, Va. – The Southside Health District will conduct a public health exercise offering a free seasonal flu vaccine at a clinic Friday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Complex Gymnasium, 1030 Cowford Road. more>>


January 24, 2022

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District Offers Free Flu Vaccine Clinic in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special clinic on Friday, February 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Ballou Park Recreation Center located at 760 West Main St., Danville. more>>


January 12, 2023

Release of the New Kent County Community Health Assessment Report

NEW KENT, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District and partner agencies are pleased to announce the release of the New Kent County Community Health Assessment (CHA) report. The report can be viewed online at: www.vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/community-health-assessment/. This report details population-level health indicators, identified local assets, and health priorities for the county. more>>


January 10, 2023

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District Offers Free Hepatitis A Vaccines to Food Handlers who Live or Work in Culpeper, Orange, or Madison Counties 

(Culpeper, Virginia)  — The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) will be holding a free Hepatitis A vaccination clinic for food handlers who live or work in Culpeper, Orange, or Madison counties. All ages are welcome to attend this clinic, but those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Funding for this clinic is provided by Culpeper Wellness Foundation. more>>


January 10, 2023   

Cat Tests Positive for Rabies Virus in the Central Shenandoah Health District

STAUNTON, Va.— The Central Shenandoah Health District is notifying the public of a rabid stray cat found on the James Madison University campus on December 17, 2022. The cat was brought to the Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA prior to being euthanized and tested positive for rabies December 22. more>>


January 6, 2023

Virginia Beach Health Department to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, January 11

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, January 11, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5549 Indian River Road. more>>


January 5, 2023

Central Virginia Health District to host Flu & COVID-19 Testing Events January 7, 14, 19 and 25 at the Lynchburg Health Department

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Central Virginia Health District is offering free tests that can detect both COVID-19 and Flu (A+B) with a single specimen collection. With flu and COVID-19 cases still prevalent throughout our area, the health district will host four drive-up testing events this month at the Lynchburg Health Department, 307 Alleghany Ave. more>>