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!
If you have insurance, you can get your flu vaccination shot at your primary care doctor's office, pharmacy, or urgent care clinic.
CAN'T MAKE IT TO A CLINIC?
FIND A FLU VACCINE NEAR YOU
Find flu vaccines in your area. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs a flu vaccine.
Free Flu Vaccination Clinics
We are offering FREE Flu Shots for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Richmond and Henrico. Attend one of our flu vaccination events to get a flu shot (adults and children over 6 months). Call the hotline at (804) 205-3501 to register and find a date and location that is convenient. Flu vaccination events are subject to change or cancellation, and drive-thru vaccination is available at some of the sites, as listed below.
Flu vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.
RPS Flu Vaccination Event
Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
1000 Mosby Street, Richmond, VA 23223
1:00 – 4:00 PM
RPS Flu Vaccination Event
Huguenot High School
7945 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Why Get a Flu Shot?
Here are six great reasons to get your flu shot. The flu shot:
- can keep you from getting sick with flu
- can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working age adults, and older adults
- is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions
- helps protect pregnant women
- can be life-saving in children
- can help reduce the burden on the heath care system during the coronavirus pandemic
To learn more about the health benefits of flu shots, see the CDC's What are the benefits of flu vaccination?
Fight the Flu Resources
FIGHT THE FLU! A PARENT'S GUIDE
Learn how to protect your family from the flu.
¡COMBATA LA INFLUENZA! UNA GUIA PARA PADRES
Aprende como proteger su familia contra de la influenza.
Simple steps to protect against the flu.
¡COMBATA LA INFLUENZA! INFOGRAFICA
Aprende como proteger su familia contra de la inlfuenza.
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccine. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like flu.
PREVENT FLU! GET A FLU VACCINE
An informational video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu.
THE FLU CAN BE VERY SERIOUS
Each year millions of people in the United States get sick with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. A flu vaccine can keep you and your family from getting sick with the flu.
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:
- Capital Area Health Network (804) 780-0840
- Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (804) 828-2467
- Crossover Healthcare Ministry (804) 655-2794
- Bon Secours Richmond
- Bon Secours Care-A-Van (804) 545-1923
- Pediatrics of Richmond (804) 285-6811
- HCA Virginia (Call Your Primary Care Physician)
- Henrico County Health Department
- Henrico West (804) 501-4651
- Henrico East (804) 652-3190
- Richmond City Health District (804) 482-5500
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.
(CALL FOR APPOINTMENT)
Richmond City Health District
400 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Henrico Health Dept.
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228
Henrico Health Dept.
1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223
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.
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 Vaccination 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.
Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211
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