Immunization Program

CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS

Don't Wait, Vaccinate!

The State of Virginia requires that children must be up-to-date on physicals and immunizations for school and for learning virtually. The Richmond City District, Henrico County Health Department and their partners have developed materials to assist parents in making informed choices about vaccination. You can protect your child from preventable diseases by making sure they get their immunizations on time. Please bring your child's immunization record with you for the appointment.


Schedule your child's vaccinations with one of our Don't Wait, Vaccinate! partners:

 

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Please reschedule your appointment if you or your child are experiencing: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.

BEFORE YOUR VISIT

• Bring your child’s immunization records to the appointment.
• Only one caregiver per patient is permitted.
• Temperature checks and symptom questionnaires must be completed before entering facilities.
• Masks are required for all visitors and patients 2 years and older.

Don't Wait, Vaccinate! Launch Press Conference, July 29, 2020

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS
(CALL FOR APPOINTMENT)

Richmond City Health District
(804) 482-5500
400 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Henrico Health Dept.
(804) 501-4651
West Clinic
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
(804) 652-3190
East Clinic
1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

FREE SCHOOL PHYSICALS
(CALL  FOR APPOINTMENT)

Free school physicals for elementary school students (no sports physicals):

  • August 10
    Henrico East Clinic
  • August 17
    Richmond City Health District
  • August 24
    Henrico West Clinic

Immunizations will also be available.

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Don't Wait, Vaccinate! Resources and Immunization Schedules

SCHEDULE YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATIONS!

Learn how to schedule an appointment and see a list of vaccination clinic locations.

SAQUE SU CITA PARA LAS VACUNAS PARA ESCUELA!

Saque su cita para las vacunas para el regreso a la escuela: horas y lugares incluidos.

SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD

Get tips on preparing for your visit and taking the "sting" out of vaccinations!

FORMAS SENCILLAS PARA DARLE APOYO A SU HIJO

Formas sencillas para darle apoyo a su hijo antes, durante y después de recibir inyecciones.

RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS (BIRTH-6)

Download this informational flyer to learn when your child should get each vaccine.

VACUNAS RECOMENDADAS PARA NIÑOS (0-6 años)

Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad.

PREVENTABLE DISEASES & VACCINES TO PREVENT THEM

You can protect your child from over 14 serious but preventable diseases.

ENFERMEDADES QUE SE PUEDEN PREVENIR

Enfermedades que se pueden prevenir con vacunas y las vacunas que las previenen.

HOW DO GERMS MAKE
YOUR BABY SICK?

How do bacteria and viruses make a child sick? And how do vaccines help fight them off? Join baby Jack and his parents as they explore how germs make babies sick and how vaccines can help babies’ immune systems fight them off.

HOW DO VACCINES HELP BABIES FIGHT INFECTIONS?

How do vaccines work with your child’s immune system to fight infections? Join baby Jack and his parents as they find out how vaccines help train your baby’s immune system to help prevent disease in this How Vaccines Work video.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR CHILD IS VACCINATED

What should parents expect after their child’s vaccine visit? Find out how baby Jack’s mom and dad comfort him after a checkup where he received vaccines in this How Vaccines Work video.

About the Immunization Program

Through this program, the Health District seeks to ensure that every child in the Greater Richmond Region is fully immunized against infectious diseases by the age of four. Immunizations include required school shots, flu shots, and vaccination for other infectious diseases. In addition, the immunization program engages in educational outreach efforts such as classes and health fairs in order to communicate the importance of immunizations.

 

ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

Focus on Flu

Get your flu shot this year to stay healthy—getting the flu wears your immune system down, which is not a good thing in times of COVID-19! Flu vaccines will be more available than ever this year. Protect the vulnerable and get your shot!

Five great reasons to get your flu shot:

  • Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults.
  • Flu vaccination is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions.
  • Flu vaccination helps protect women during and after pregnancy.
  • Flu vaccine can be life-saving in children.

To learn more about the health benefits of flu shots, see the CDC's What are the benefits of flu vaccination?

Immunizations for Foreign Travel

The Richmond Health District provides some adult immunizations that are required for foreign travel. Full service immunizations for travel are provided at various locations in the Richmond area. Locations that provide travel immunizations.

TB Clinic

The TB clinic is open Tuesday mornings
8:00 am -10:30 am.

Call (804) 482-5500 for more information or to schedule a visit.

Resources

RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Richmond Public Schools vaccination information

 

SCREENING AND ELIGIBILITY

Optional screening forms 

Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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