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RHHD and RPS Collaborate to Provide At-School Immunization and Physical Clinics 

RICHMOND, VA — The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) and Richmond Public Schools (RPS) encourage families to schedule appointments for rising 7th and 12th graders to receive their school-required immunizations and/or physicals. Families can schedule appointments with their primary care provider or attend an at-school immunization and physical clinic provided by RHHD and RPS in June and July. For these at-school clinics, physicals can be scheduled using this link and immunizations are offered on a walk-up basis.

“Its a great time to see your primary care provider for your wellness visit and get the vaccines your child needs,” said Richmond and Henrico Health Districts Community Health Nurse Supervisor Virginia Slattum. “Richmond and Henrico Health Districts partners with Richmond Public Schools to provide another convenient place to get the required 7th and 12th grade vaccines to ensure students stay healthy and start school on time.”

“We want every student ready to learn on the first day of school, and physicals and immunizations are a critical component of that,” said Richmond Public Schools Chief Wellness Officer Renesha Parks. “We’re proud to partner with Richmond and Henrico Health Districts to offer these services to families easily and free of charge, in locations that are also offering families summer learning, meals, and other community resources. At RPS, we love you here.”

Rising RPS 7th and 12th graders are invited to attend at-school immunization and physicals clinics. These events are for RPS students only. See below for additional immunization appointment options.

Thursday, June 13 
1 – 4 p.m. 
Huguenot High School 

 

Thursday, June 20 
1 – 4 p.m. 
Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School 

 

Thursday, June 27 
1 – 4 p.m. 
River City Middle School

 

Thursday, July 11 
1 – 4 p.m. 
Broad Rock Elementary School
 

 

The following immunizations for rising 7th graders will be provided at these events:
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)
    Booster dose required after age 11 and prior to 7th grade entry.
  • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY)
    The first dose shall be administered after age 11 and prior to 7th grade entry.
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV), Effective July 1, 2021
    Two properly spaced doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (for males and females). The first dose shall be administered after age 11 and prior to 7th grade entry. Parents may opt-out of this vaccine after they have received information from RPS and are encouraged to speak with their child’s pediatrician to make an informed decision. Students are not excluded for HPV non-compliance.
The following immunizations for rising 12th graders will be provided at these events:
  • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY) Effective July 1, 2021
    Two properly spaced doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The first dose shall be administered after age 11 and prior to 7th grade entry. The second dose shall be administered prior to entry to the twelfth grade. One dose is required for 12th -grade entry if the first dose is received at or after 16 years of age.

 

Immunization Appointment Opportunities for Families Whose Children Cannot Attend an At-School Event

Families without insurance or who are enrolled in Medicaid can schedule appointments at an RHHD clinic by calling (804) 205-3501 and can find more information at rhhd.gov/childhoodvax. The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) provides free vaccines for uninsured, underinsured, and Medicaid-enrolled children. Families can search for a nearby VFC provider using this tool rhhd.gov/vfc.

Families with private insurance may schedule appointments with their primary care physician, a local pharmacy, or one of RHHD’s community partners and can learn more by visiting rhhd.gov/childhoodvax-partners.

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Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are sister public health agencies serving our connected communities. Our mission is to protect health, champion equity, and partner to address local needs.
Richmond Public Schools’ Health Services Department provides student-centered wellness in an effort to keep students in school and ready to learn. Medical supervision and services are provided with daily assessments and management of student health needs.

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