RHHD PARTNERS WITH SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO OFFER SATURDAY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

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 vax.rchd.com or by calling 804-205-3501. Parents are also encouraged to check with their pediatrician or pharmacy for more vaccination opportunities in their area.

 

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.

 

“I want to highlight the safety and efficacy of all the COVID-19 vaccines currently available,” says Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager at RHHD. “We have this incredible resource widely available that will help us end the pandemic. If you’re still unsure about the vaccine, please give us a call and ask us your questions.” 

 

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