November 17, 2022 — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are partnering with local groups and organizations to bring vaccine clinics to locations throughout the community. RHHD mobile clinics offer the COVID-19 bivalent booster, influenza, and monkeypox vaccinations at no cost to partnering organizations and attendees. Interested groups should fill out RHHD’s mobile clinic request form (rhhd.gov/mobileclinic).
“One of the greatest barriers to preventive healthcare is accessibility.” Says Dr. Elaine Perry, Director of RHHD. “By bringing vaccinations into the community, we hope to make it easier for people to protect themselves. We can make a real difference in stopping the spread of illness when more people are vaccinated.”
Current vaccine eligibility details:
- Anyone five years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 booster after completion of the primary series and two months have passed since the last dose.
- Everyone 6 months of age and older is eligible for the influenza (flu) vaccine.
- The monkeypox vaccine is recommended for anyone with a higher degree of exposure to monkeypox, or at high-risk for future monkeypox exposure: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/monkeypox/vaccination/
“We’re excited to welcome walk-ups to our mobile clinics to get vaccinated,” encouraged Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager at RHHD. “In the coming months, you can find us at places like community centers, local businesses, family resource centers, churches, or your neighborhood school.”
Find information about vaccination clinics on the RHHD website (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/richmond-city/walk-up-covid-19-vaccination-events/) 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.