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Everyone age 5 and older can now get a vaccine!
Pharmacy. Walk-up. Online. Phone.
Any way you choose, it’s free, easy, and safe.

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
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November 22, 2021- There are currently many COVID-19 booster vaccination appointments and walk-in opportunities in the Richmond and Henrico area following Friday’s CDC and FDA announcement of updated guidelines.

Current guidelines state adults ages 18 years or older qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot to help maintain high levels of immunity. Individuals who received Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines qualify beginning six months after their second dose and individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine qualify two months after their first dose.

“The new guidance not only qualifies more people to receive the vaccine, but also makes it easier to understand whether or not you qualify,” explains Dr. Melissa Viray, Deputy Director for Richmond and Henrico Health Districts. “There are many places that offer vaccines for 5-11 year olds and adults in the same place… you can get the whole family vaccinated at the same time!”

Booster opportunities are available through the Arthur Ashe CVC, local health district events, pharmacies, and private providers. Many of these opportunities can be found at or by calling 804-205-3501.

Most clinics have all types of COVID-19 vaccines available, but individuals should look for a clinic that offers the type of vaccine they are seeking.


Nov 5, 2021- The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are offering special COVID-19 vaccination events for 5-11-year-olds. These events, in partnership with Richmond Public Schools (RPS) and Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS), offer a weekend option for parents in a space that may already be familiar to families.

“Many of our parents are eager to have their 5-11-year-olds vaccinated and we are excited to assist in the process,” explains Dr. Beth Teigen of HCPS. “Vaccinated children are less likely to experience illness and a disruption in their education… it can bring peace of mind to families.” “RPS and HCPS have been incredible partners throughout the pandemic,” explains Lawanda Dunn, Nurse Supervisor at RHHD. “Parents trust their school system… they are critical messengers in getting parents the info they need.”

All events are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Locations are listed below. The clinics will require children to have an appointment. Walk-ups will be served if there is enough supply on hand; otherwise, staff will schedule an appointment for them for another clinic.

  • November 13th (first doses): Fairfield Middle School, MLK Middle School
  • November 20th (first doses): Elko Middle School, George Wythe High School
  • December 4th (second doses): Fairfield Middle School, MLK Middle School
  • December 11th (second doses): Elko Middle School, George Wythe High School

Parents can schedule an appointment for these and other COVID-19 vaccination events by visiting or by calling 804-205-3501. Parents are also encouraged to check with their pediatrician or pharmacy for more vaccination opportunities in their area.



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


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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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