Richmond City Health District

Everyone age 6 months and older can now get a vaccine!
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Language translations and TTY services are available at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682), 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday-Friday
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 viernes. 

Call the RHHD Call center: (804) 205.3501

Press Releases

RHHD Observes Asthma Awareness Month

RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) observe Asthma Awareness Month in May and encourage residents to connect with a physician for diagnosis and care if they or their children are experiencing the symptoms of asthma, including chest tightness or pain, wheezing when exhaling, and/or trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing. These symptoms may be worsened by a cold or the flu. The American Lung Association emphasizes the connection between asthma and climate change:

Climate change is causing extreme heat, contributing to poor air quality, increased allergens, extreme weather events, and more frequent and intense wildfires. Hot, humid air can cause asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Heat can trigger asthma symptoms because high temperatures and humidity can trap pollutants that can irritate the airways. Humidity helps common asthma triggers, like dust mites and mold to thrive. Air pollution, ozone, and pollen also increase when the weather is hot and humid.

American Lung Association

“We know that where a person lives can greatly impact their health,” said Becca Bruhl, RHHD Children’s Health Advisor. “Unfortunately, Richmond is one of the most challenging cities in the US to live in when you have asthma, according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. At RHHD, we're working together with local school and health systems to implement asthma education and intervention programs, advance policies and improvements to improve indoor and outdoor air quality and improve access to primary and specialty care to help people with asthma get the treatment and support they need to thrive... [READ FULL MAY 9, 2024 PRESS RELEASE]


RHHD Celebrates National Nurses Week May 6 – 12 and VDH Central Region Nurse of the Year, Nicole McCurrach

RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 – 12. National Nurses Week gives staff and residents the opportunity to recognize nurses for their service and dedication to caring for others.

RHHD’s own Nicole McCurrach has been named Virginia Department (VDH) of Health Central Region Nurse of the Year, making her a candidate for VDH Nurse of the Year for the entire commonwealth. Nicole is a dedicated and experienced public health nurse with a diverse work history in various healthcare settings including the Newborn Nursery in a hospital setting, child/adolescent mental health unit, home healthcare delivery, and public health nursing. Nicole was integral in RHHD’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics, administering vaccines to the community and providing educational presentations about the importance of vaccination. Since then, Nicole has been instrumental in RHHD public health clinics and rabies response work.

“Nicole embodies a passionate, spirited public health nurse who is focused on serving our community, no matter what the work entails,” says Amy Popovich, RHHD  Community Health Nurse Manager. “She is dedicated, hard-working, and quality-driven. She makes clients feel comfortable and addresses their needs while making sure they receive accurate and timely medical information. We are thankful to have Nicole on our team!”

RHHD Nurses will participate in celebratory breakfasts and lunches throughout the week. For more information on how RHHD is celebrating National Nurses Week, look for daily updates on social media and on Well Read, the RHHD blog, at

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