Richmond City Health District

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Everyone age 12 and older can now get a vaccine!

Pharmacy. Walk-up. Online. Phone. 

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-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. 

Local call center: 804.205.3501

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.

Tuesday 10/26
Second Baptist Church

3300 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23223
Drive-thru event

Wednesday 10/27
Eastern Henrico Rec Center Pavilion

1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
Walk-up event

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.



October 7, 2021- The Virginia Department of Health is set to open a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Richmond Raceway starting on Tuesday, October 12th. This CVC will offer COVID-19 vaccines to the greater Richmond community. The CVC will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 am-7:30 pm. Individuals who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination initial series or booster can schedule an appointment at or by calling 877 VAX-IN-VA. Walk-ins are also welcomed. All three COVID-19 vaccine types and Pfizer booster vaccines will be available.

“The CVC will supplement doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and local health districts to create an even more robust network of COVID-19 vaccine providers,” explains Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager for RHHD. “The weekend and evening hours make it even more convenient for busy families.”

“The Raceway has proven to be an incredibly effective and convenient location for individuals to get their COVID-19 vaccines,” explains Rob Rowley, Henrico County’s Chief of Emergency Management and Workplace Safety. “About 160,000 doses have been given at the raceway previously… we are proud to once again have a bustling vaccination hub for Henrico County and our surrounding communities.”

“Part of the motivation in setting up CVCs is staying prepared for an upcoming eligible 5-11-year-old population, as well as an increasing demand for boosters,” says Dr. Danny Avula, Virginia Vaccine Coordinator. “We are building vaccine coverage across the whole state.”

These and other COVID-19 vaccination opportunities can be found by visiting or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA.


SEPTEMBER 27, 2021-  CDC and FDA recently announced that some individuals who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now qualify for booster shots based on their age, medical condition, or employment or residential setting. Following these new guidelines, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will open booster appointments starting today. Qualified individuals can make an appointment anytime after six months following the date of their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

“We welcome individuals seeking boosters to make an appointment at one of our clinics,” explains Joanna Cirillo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor at RHHD. “We will also continue to ensure there are more than enough opportunities for individuals who haven’t received their first series to walk up to all our clinics… individuals who are not yet vaccinated are very vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes.”

Booster-eligible individuals include those who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Individuals 65 years or older
  • Individuals 18 years or older living in a long-term care setting
  • Individuals aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19
  • Individuals aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 based on their individual benefits and risks
  • Individuals aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting based on their individual benefits and risks

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If a person has questions about whether or not a booster is right for them based on their individual circumstances, they should consult their healthcare provider.

RHHD offers boosters by appointment only, but other providers such as pharmacies may take walk-ins. Individuals seeking boosters who walk up to an RHHD event without an appointment will be scheduled for an appointment, but same-day appointments are not guaranteed. RHHD requests individuals getting a booster shot bring their vaccination card; no other documentation to prove eligibility will be required.

To find a booster shot, visit or call 804-205-3501.



September 3, 2021- Starting the week of September 5th, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will open COVID-19 testing services at two of the COVID-19 vaccination community hubs that opened earlier this week. The two hubs will provide communities a consistent and reliable location to get tested for COVID-19. Meanwhile, a rotating testing clinic is also being added to increase access to testing across more communities.

The two hubs include Tuesdays at Second Baptist Church (drive through) and Wednesdays at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (walk up). Both hubs offer testing from 9:00am-11:00am. Rotating events on Thursdays will occur at various locations and times with the first happening on September 9th at Hotchkiss Field Community Center from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

“Throughout the planning of the COVID-19 vaccination hubs, we have been working to offer more services out of the sites,” explains Dylan Knight, Testing Coordinator at RHHD. “Offering testing in the morning and vaccines in the afternoon allows us to offer those services at the same site without potentially exposing someone who is coming in to get vaccinated with someone who may be coming in with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.”

To learn more about all available COVID-19 vaccination and testing, visit



Fight the Flu!

Here are five great reasons to get your flu shot:

Protect yourself and others by getting the flu shot. Flu vaccines are available through your healthcare provider, local pharmacy, urgent care clinic, or at a local health district clinic (by appointment only). Help keep yourself healthy and reduce the burden on our region's hospital system—get your flu vaccine today! Visit our FIGHT THE FLU webpage to learn more!



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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