RHHD CELEBRATES LAST GEORGE WYTHE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC WITH ICE CREAM FOR PATIENTS

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) will hold its last George Wythe High School COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The first 75 patients who get vaccinated during this clinic will be offered a coupon for a free ice cream at Charm School Study Hall.

Alongside the Richmond Raceway and the Arthur Ashe Center, George Wythe High School was one of the three mass vaccination sites opened to offer a high volume of vaccination opportunities to the Richmond and Henrico area. Since opening its doors in March, about 10,000 doses have been administered at the George Wythe site.

The clinic will close as Richmond Public Schools (RPS) prepares for the first day of classes.

“The health district has been a vital partner in making sure our students, families, and staff are ready for a healthy start to an in-person school year,” says Jason Kamras, RPS Superintendent. “We are excited to welcome back our students and staff to our buildings and are grateful to the health district for their collaboration in ensuring that our community has easy access to vaccines.”

Despite the George Wythe site soon closing, RHHD will continue to have numerous COVID-19 vaccination opportunities available for the general public.

“In addition to the five to ten pop-up vaccine clinics we have in any given week, we have a regular Friday clinic at our Henrico West location,” explains Joanna Cirillo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor at RHHD. “Folks can expect new ongoing sites to be announced soon… including an option in Richmond’s Southside.”

For information on COVID-19 vaccine opportunities in the Richmond and Henrico area, visit vax.rchd.com or call 804-205-3501.

About Richmond and Henrico Health Districts: RHHD are sister public health agencies serving Richmond’s and Henrico’s communities. Our mission is to expose and address the root causes of health disparities, protect health by preventing the spread of disease, and build health equity by partnering with communities and working collaboratively across sectors. 

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