Richmond City Health District

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Pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine at

For assistance, call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM–8:00 PM.
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Preinscríbase para la vacuna COVID-19 en Para obtener ayuda, llame al 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM–8:00 PM. Servicios de traducción y teléfonos de texto (TTY) están disponibles.

Local call center: 804.205.3501

Now vaccinating: Phase 2

  • Includes any person age 16 and older


Continuing to vaccinate: Phase 1a
Continuing to vaccinate: Phase 1b
Continuing to vaccinate: Phase 1c

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, April 15
Jueves 15 de abril
Hotchkiss Field Community Center
701 E Brookland Park Blvd, Richmond, VA 23222
1:00 PM - 3:00 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.


Phase 2 Is Now Open In Richmond And Henrico!

April 9, 2021: As of April 9, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will begin opening appointments for residents in Phase 2, which includes any person age 16 and older. This is a major milestone in our fight against the pandemic, and we appreciate the patience many of you have shown as we have focused the early months of our vaccination efforts on our most vulnerable residents. While vaccinating so many of our neighbors will still take time, the entire staff of Richmond and Henrico Health Districts is thrilled to be able to offer the vaccine to anyone age 16 and older who wants to receive it in the weeks and months ahead. ... [Read the full April 9, 2021 Post]


Easier COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Process for Seniors

MARCH 17, 2021- Seniors ages 65 and older who live in Richmond City or Henrico County no longer have to wait for an email or phone call to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Seniors can now call the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts’ COVID-19 hotline (804-205-3501) M-Fr, 8:00am-5:00pm to schedule an appointment directly.

This change in registration process was established after Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) called or emailed nearly every senior who pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine. RHHD are now opening up phone lines to make the process easier for seniors in our area who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine.

“We’ve heard from frustrated seniors who have missed our calls that it’s not sustainable for them to live their lives right next to their telephone,” explains Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager at RHHD. “We’re hopeful that cutting out some steps in the registration process helps us vaccinate more seniors and makes the process easier for everyone.”

Although the hotline is staffed in the evenings and on weekends to answer general questions, seniors must call during business hours (M-Fr, 8:00am-5:00pm) to schedule their appointment.

Anyone interested in a COVID-19 vaccine who is not a senior should pre-register by visiting or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA and wait until they are contacted for an appointment. Due to limited staff capacity and vaccine supply, only seniors ages 65 and older can schedule an appointment on demand.


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


Add Your Phone to the COVID Fight.

Download the free COVIDWISE app today and help Virginia Stop COVID-19.

COVIDWISE does not collect, use, or store any personally identifiable information or location data. Learn more about the app or click the links below to download.

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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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Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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