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. 

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.

Thursday, June 17
Jueves 17 de junio
Diversity Thrift
1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.


Get Ready For A Summer Of Vax!

June 3, 2021- If you feel like you’re ready for the wildest summer of your life after a long year at home, we’re with you. Luckily for us, the COVID-19 vaccine has made it possible for fully vaccinated people to get out and live their lives in a way that just wasn’t possible in 2020. The COVID-19 vaccine protects you from infection and slows community spread, but your next couple of months also won’t sizzle as much without it. Being sick with COVID-19 is a rough way to spend a summer, and telling your vaccinated friends that you haven’t gotten jabbed yet may create tension your summer just doesn’t need.

Richmond and Henrico Health Districts have you covered if you still need to get the vaccine before things really start heating up. On June 3, we are launching Summer of Vax, a campaign to make getting the COVID vaccine as easy as ordering a beer or deciding on an ice cream flavor. Now you can experience way more freedom while also keeping grandma safe... [Read more!]

No masks required for fully vaccinated people: Here’s what you need to know

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control updated their COVID-19 prevention guidelines to state that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in most settings, except where required by federal, state, and local laws and regulations (see below for specific exceptions). Governor Ralph Northam has aligned statewide guidance with the CDC’s announcement, meaning that any fully vaccinated person can choose to do most activities indoors or outdoors without a mask. This is a major change in public health guidance that may raise questions for many people after a long year of being urged and required to wear a mask in most settings, but Richmond and Henrico Health Districts have you covered: read on for a breakdown of why this change happened and what you can expect going forward...
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The COVID Vaccine is now available to kids ages 12-15 in Richmond and Henrico!

May 13, 2021- On May 13th, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will begin opening up our vaccination events to children ages 12-15 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is a major milestone in our fight against the pandemic and our efforts to keep our children as safe as possible. Vaccinating kids ages 12-15 will further limit community spread and make it safer for kids to attend school in person and engage in social and recreational activities. Here is everything you need to know about how the vaccine works and how to help your child get vaccinated when your family is ready.
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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 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...
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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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