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
RHHD JOINS WITH HEALTH BRIGADE TO OFFER FREE VACCINATIONS AT NEEDLE EXCHANGE SITES
NOVEMBER 16, 2023 — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) collaborates with community partner Health Brigade to deliver free vaccination clinics during needle exchange events.
Health Brigade offers evidence-based comprehensive harm reduction services that help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C among persons that inject drugs, their families, and the larger community. RHHD partners with Health Brigade to offer monthly COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics at needle exchange locations.
“Our partnership with RHHD provides COVID-19 and flu vaccines to areas of Richmond and a population that otherwise would not have access,” said Health Brigade Comprehensive Harm Reduction Program Co-Coordinators Dziko Singleton and Colin King in a joint statement. “We think it is important to provide these vaccines in a community outreach setting and look forward to our continued the partnership with RHHD.”
“Health Brigade has been a wonderful partner in helping us to work towards the RHHD vision of making sure healthcare services are accessible to all,” said RHHD Nurse Supervisor Joanna Cirillo. “In addition to the COVID-19 and flu vaccines, we can educate clients about other vaccinations they might be eligible for.”
RHHD encourages residents to visit vaccines.gov, where they can search for nearby COVID-19 and flu vaccination appointments. Residents should bring their insurance card and ID to their appointment. RHHD offers immunization clinics at its Henrico East, Henrico West, and Cary Street locations. Spanish bilingual staff are available at each location. Residents can schedule appointments at an RHHD site by calling (804) 205-3501 and can find more information at rhhd.gov/flu and rhhd.gov/covid-vax.
RHHD ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE THE 2023-2024 FLU IMMUNIZATION
October 12, 2023 — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) encourage residents to prepare for flu season by scheduling an immunization appointment with their physician, a local pharmacy, or at an RHHD clinic or event.
“Getting your flu shot is a great way to protect yourself and the community,” said Sarah Widmer, RHHD Nurse Manager. “We encourage Richmond and Henrico Residents to come out to our event on October 23 or make an appointment with their doctor, their local pharmacy or with our Immunization Clinic.”
RHHD will host a walk-up flu immunization event at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23223) Monday, Oct 23 from 9 – 11 a.m. The flu shot will be available to insured, underinsured, and uninsured residents free of charge at the event...
[Read full October 12, 2023 Press Release]
RHHD ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS TO RECEIVE THE 2023-2024 COVID-19 VACCINE
October 6, 2023 —The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) encourage residents to schedule an appointment for the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. Residents can access the vaccine at their healthcare provider, at a local pharmacy, or at an RHHD event or clinic. The vaccine is available for free with most insurance plans. Adults without insurance can access the vaccine through the Bridge Access Program. Uninsured children can receive the vaccine through the Vaccines for Children Program. RHHD encourages residents to visit vaccines.gov to search for nearby vaccination appointments — including those at locations participating in the Bridge Access Program.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way for residents to protect themselves from severe illness due to the virus,” said RHHD Health Director, Dr. Elaine Perry. “The vaccine is safe and effective and has also been shown to reduce the risk of developing Long COVID.” Residents can call (804) 205-3501 to set up a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at an RHHD clinic. Appointments will be available starting in November...
[Read full October 6, 2023 Press Release]