Richmond City Health District

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Everyone age 12 and older can now get a vaccine!

Walk-up. Online. Phone. Pharmacy.

Any way you choose, it’s free, easy, and safe.

Get yours today!

Language translations and TTY services available at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Saturday

Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles: 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM–8:00 PM lunes a sábado. 

Questions?
Local call center: 804.205.3501
Email: RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov

Free COVID-19 Testing Events

We are conducting free COVID-19 Community Testing Events in Richmond City and Henrico County. To reduce the load on our call center staff, consider using the COVID-19 Community Testing Event Registration form to make a testing appointment, rather than calling the hotline. If you are unable to use the form, you may call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Community Testing Events are subject to change or cancellation. Testing locations are accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility support devices. Car-side testing is also available for patients on-site as needed.

Thursday, May 13
Jueves 13 de mayo
East Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 20
Jueves 20 de mayo
East Henrico Health Department
1400 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Can't make it to one of our free testing events?

Click the button below to see a list of all testing sites in the Richmond/Henrico area.

LATEST NEWS

Children Ages 12-15 Can Now Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

May 12, 2021- Following the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation to utilize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are now expanding their COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include anyone ages 12 and up.

“Although it is rare, children can experience serious and devastating illness from COVID-19,” explains Dr. Melissa Viray, Deputy Director for RHHD. “Plus getting your children vaccinated is a safe way to help protect your whole family and the wider community!”

There are several options for children ages 12 and up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

1) Check with your child’s provider. Some pediatricians will administer COVID-19 vaccines based on whether they have the appropriate storage equipment and staffing capacity. Your child’s health system and other providers may have COVID-19 vaccination events, too.

2) Get vaccinated at a nearby pharmacy. Many national and local pharmacies have vaccines available for children ages 12+. To search for vaccines in your area, visit vaccines.gov and look for a pharmacy that offers Pfizer.

3) Walk up or schedule an appointment at an RHHD vaccination event. Children ages 12+ are welcome to walk up or schedule an appointment at any of RHHD’s public vaccination events offering Pfizer vaccines. Some of the events that work well with public school children’s schedules are listed below. To see a full list of opportunities or to schedule an appointment, visit vax.rchd.com or call 804-205-3501. [...continue reading]

 

All Public RHHD Covid-19 Vaccination Events Now Accept Walk-Ups

May 12, 2021- Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to any vaccine-eligible person who walks up at a vaccination event. Although scheduling an appointment is no longer required, individuals will continue to have the option to schedule an appointment online at vax.rchd.com or over the phone by calling 804-205-3501.

“Our COVID-19 vaccination events have more appointments available for a variety of reasons- significant progress in the vaccination effort, increased community supply, more vaccination opportunities at pharmacies and doctors’ offices, and some hesitancy,” explains Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager at RHHD...[Continue reading]

 

 

RHHD Offers Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments At VUU

May 6, 2021- Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) have partnered with Virginia Union University (VUU) to offer walk-up Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities on Fridays over the next few weeks. Pre-registration or scheduling an appointment in advance is not required.

Adults and children 12 years and older who are accompanied by a guardian can attend one of the following vaccination events. All events will be held from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

  • 1st dose on May 7th, 2nd dose on May 28th
  • 1st dose on May 14th, 2nd dose on June 4th
  • 1st dose on May 28th, 2nd dose on June 11th

“We are continuing to open up easier and more accessible vaccination opportunities in all of our communities,” explains Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager at RHHD. “We encourage anyone interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine to come out to an event!”

To learn about other COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in the Richmond and Henrico area, visit vax.rchd.com or call 804-205-3501.

 

Richmond and Henrico Health Districts resume Johnson and Johnson vaccine use. 

April 30, 2021- Following the new FDA and CDC guidelines, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at their clinics —starting with the homebound vaccination program—on Friday, April 30th. 

Although the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine’s possible side effect of thrombosis (blood clot) is serious, it impacts a very small portion of individuals—about 2 in a million vaccine doses. A review of all available data at this time shows that the J&J vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of this adverse event and that there are other COVID-19 vaccine options available (Pfizer and Moderna) for which this risk has not been seen. RHHD will continue to offer a choice of vaccine to our residents and ensure those choosing to receive J & J will get the updated information regarding the blood clot side effect. 

RHHD highly recommends all three vaccines as safe and effective.

 

 

Which Vaccine Is Right For Me?

MARCH 1, 2021- The right vaccine is whichever vaccine you have access to first!

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are mRNA vaccines. Both use the same process and although some minor ingredients are slightly different between the two, they do the same thing in your body. They are both safe and effective. Both are approximately 95% effective at preventing symptomatic illness and about 100% effective at preventing severe disease that would lead to hospitalization.

[Read the full March 1, 2021 Post]

Dr. Winn on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Equity, and Access

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NOTICE

Employers Must Report Positive COVID-19 Cases to VDH

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 standard requires all employers to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The Emergency Temporary Standard mandates that the employer report positive cases within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.

All COVID-19 case reports must be filed through the online reporting portal link below:

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