Our mission is to attain optimal health for the people of our community through disease prevention, environmental safeguards and health promotion.
RRHD has begun COVID-19 vaccine efforts following Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccination priorities.
By Jan 8, 2021, the RRHD team will have vaccinated nearly 1,000 frontline healthcare workers and first responder staff at a central location in the district. Through the dedication and hard work of our vaccination team, and in collaboration with Culpeper Medical Center – Novant Health UVA and Fauquier Health, we anticipate reaching most of the Phase 1a group by the end of next week. We plan to evolve (soon) to a larger site with pop-up events in other counties and/or Saturday availability. We continue to recruit staff and volunteers, and look forward to the time when vaccine is distributed to medical providers and pharmacies as well.
Although some may be getting a COVID-19 vaccine now, everyone is encouraged to continue safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue to wear cloth face-coverings or masks, stay at least six feet away from others, wash your hands well and often, and avoid gatherings with anyone who is not a member of your household.
Wednesday, Governor Northam identified which essential workers will be receiving the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C. When Phase 1B is launched, it will include frontline essential workers, such K-12 teachers and staff, grocery store workers, migrant farmworkers, corrections facility employees and people who are incarcerated, and those working or living in homeless shelters. Additionally, people over the age of 75 will be vaccinated in this stage. We anticipate this launch to occur the week of January 18. Below are the links for both essential workers and people over the age of 75.
Please check our weekly Facebook posts for updates on our vaccine campaign status here: https://www.facebook.com/RappRapHD
Have a question? Please email: ASKRRHD@vdh.virginia.gov
Or call 540.316.6302