RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) celebrate distribution of 2,273 doses of school–required immunizations for middle and high school-aged children at 64 events in Richmond and Henrico. 258 students also received school-required physicals at 11 events. RHHD began its 2023 immunizations and physicals effort in April and held its final event on August 29. Students received vaccinations for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV); Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap); and Meningitis (MenACWY). In addition to hosting its own events, RHHD nurses coordinated with and provided support to Richmond and Henrico public school nursing staff for in-school events.
“We are proud to have such a strong partnership with the Henrico County and Richmond City Public School systems,” said Public Health Nurse Supervisor, Ashley Lancaster. “Our shared goal is to remove any potential barriers that might prevent students from receiving their required immunizations.”
Families can access immunizations and physicals for their children at RHHD facilities year-round. RHHD offers appointments at Henrico East, Henrico West, and Cary Street clinics. Families can schedule appointments at an RHHD site by calling (804) 205-3501 and can find more information at RHHD.gov/childhoodvax.
Families may also schedule an appointment with one of RHHD’s community partners. A list of community partners can be found here: rhhd.gov/childhoodvax-partners.