HOMEBOUND VACCINATION PROGRAM
Are you or someone you know homebound and would like to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? We can help! Call the RHHD call center at 804-205-3501 to complete a phone intake. We will contact you within 2 weeks to schedule an appointment.
FOR EMPLOYERS ONLY
When can I register to get the vaccine?
RIGHT NOW! Anyone aged 12 and older can register for a vaccination appointment. If you or someone you know is unable to register, call (804) 205-3501 and a representative can help you through the process. Help is available in English and Spanish.
I am registered for an appointment, but I might need help with transportation to get to my vaccine appointment.
We have partnered with organizations to provide a limited number of door-to-door trips to vaccination appointments scheduled by a Certified Community Health Worker. Our call center (804-205-3501) can add you to a waiting list to be contacted by a Community Health Worker as their capacity allows. You should also make other arrangements to get to your vaccination appointment.
City of Richmond residents can call the Office of Aging and Disabilities at 804-646-3054 to coordinate transportation.
Senior Connections also provides rides and can be reached at 804-343-3000.
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg’s Ride United Vaccine Access campaign is offering free and discounted Lyft rides to get your vaccination! Must live in the Richmond region, be 18+, have a smartphone with an active Lyft account, and wear a face covering during the ride. Get your Lyft codes here!
I'm worried about safety. Is the vaccine really safe for people of color or older people?
All of the vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA are very safe and effective. The vaccine has been tested on over 80,000 people in the U.S. (of all ages, races, and ethnicities) and has been given safely to over 60,000,000 people in the U.S. You can learn all about the COVID vaccine development process on our web page, and learn about any possible side effects on our What Do I Do After I Get The Vaccine? page.
Is the vaccine being fairly distributed?
We are working hard to make sure that the vaccine is being distributed fairly. We have a mobile unit that brings the vaccine to underserved communities, and we have partnered with local community organizations to give vaccines to disabled people, homeless people, and people who speak languages other than English. We are holding pop-up clinics in communities where residents may have limited access to the technology or transportation they need to register for and receive the vaccine.
Which vaccine should I get?
The right vaccine is whichever vaccine you have access to first! Vaccination protects you and those around you. Delaying vaccination delays that protection and makes the pandemic last longer. No vaccine offers perfect immunity from symptomatic illness, but Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines ALL prevent severe disease that leads to hospitalization and death, so on the very low chance you were to get sick after vaccination, you would still be protected from the worst consequences of COVID-19. By being vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and your loved ones, as well as participating in the solution for the whole world.
I'm confused about HOW to get the vaccine.
If you need help understanding the ways to get a vaccine, call our local call center at (804) 205-3501 or email us at RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov
Questions? Email: RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov
Vaccine Contact Info for Surrounding Health Districts
Here is the contact info for each of the surrounding health districts. Call Centers will have the most up-to-date info on their district’s vaccine process but may have trouble taking calls as there is a high call volume right now. There will also be a delay in responses to these inquiries, as thousands of people continue to submit them, but we are working hard to reach everyone and will be contacting anyone that completes the survey at some point.
Crater Health District (cities of Emporia, Hopewell and Petersburg and the counties of Dinwiddie, Greensville, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex):
Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211
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