Booster opportunities for Richmond + Henrico 16+17 year olds

December 10, 2021- Following FDA and CDC approval for 16-17 year olds to receive COVID-19 booster shots starting six months after their second dose, newly eligible Richmond and Henrico teens can find booster appointments nearby.

The Arthur Ashe CVC, which operates Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-7:30pm,  is offering boosters to 16-17 year olds starting today. RHHD COVID-19 community vaccination hubs will begin offering boosters to 16-17 year olds on Tuesday, December 14th.

In addition to the CVC and hubs, there are a few COVID-19 vaccination clinics happening tomorrow (Saturday, December 11) where 16-17 year olds can get boosted:

  • George Wythe High School from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Elko Middle School from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Bon Secours Training Center from 10:00am-2:00pm

“We are excited about the news that 16-17 year olds are eligible because it ensures they have the best protection against COVID-19 possible,” says Joanna Cirillo, Nurse Supervisor for Richmond and Henrico Health Districts. “Given high transmission of COVID-19 during winter months and the finding of Omicron variant in our state, we strongly encourage everyone ages 5 and older to get vaccinated and everyone 16 and older to get a booster.”

To see a full list of offerings for COVID-19 vaccination opportunities, 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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