RCAHD COVID-19 Vaccine

To search for all COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit www.vaccines.gov. This website helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Homebound residents in Alleghany, Botetourt, Covington, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Salem: If you or a loved one is unable to leave your house due to significant mobility challenges, call our hotline between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday to request an in-home delivery of vaccine. 540-613-6597

COVID vaccine is available every Friday at the Roanoke City Health Department. Please call 540-613-6597 for more information. 

Please view the below COVID-19 vaccine community clinic opportunities:

Saturday, July 31 - Washington Park Pool Party (1610 Burrell St NW Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Saturday, July 31 - Washington Park Pool Party (1610 Burrell St NW Roanoke VA 24012) - J&J

Monday, August 2 - Andrew Lewis Middle School (616 South College Ave Salem VA 24153) - Pfizer

Tuesday, August 3 - Sweet Union Baptist Church (521 Madison Ave NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Wednesday, August 4 - Vinton Community Center (820 East Washington Avenue Vinton VA 24179) - Moderna

Wednesday, August 4 - Brambleton Center (3738 Brambleton Ave SW Roanoke VA 24018) - Pfizer

Wednesday, August 4 - Pilgrim Baptist Church (1415 8th St NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Thursday, August 5 from 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Friday, August 6 - Mt. Zion AME (2128 Melrose Ave NW Roanoke VA 24017) - Pfizer

Tuesday, August 10 from 3-6pm - Lucy Addison Middle School (1220 5th St NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Tuesday, August 10 - Hill Street Baptist Church (111 Madison Ave NW Roanoke VA 24016) - J&J

Tuesday, August 10 - Hill Street Baptist Church (111 Madison Ave NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Thursday, August 12 from 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Friday, August 13 from 2-4pm - Williamson Road Library (3837 Williamson Rd Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Saturday, August 14 from 11-1pm - Villages at Lincoln Back to School Event (1801 Dunbar St NW Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Saturday, August 14 from 11-1pm - Villages at Lincoln Back to School Event (1801 Dunbar St NW Roanoke VA 24012) - J&J

Tuesday, August 17 from 10am-1pm - Main Library (706 South Jefferson St Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Wednesday, August 18 from 3-5pm - Belmont Library (1101 Morningside St SE Roanoke VA) - Pfizer

Thursday, August 19 from 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Saturday, August 21 - William Fleming High School - Back to School Extravaganza (3601 Ferncliff Ave NW Roanoke VA 24017) - Pfizer

Monday, August 23 - Andrew Lewis Middle School (616 South College Ave Salem VA 24153) - Pfizer

Tuesday, August 24 - Sweet Union Baptist Church (521 Madison Ave NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Thursday, August 26 from 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Tuesday, August 31 from 3-6pm - Lucy Addison Middle School (1220 5th St NW Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Thursday, September 2 form 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Friday, September 3 from 2-4pm - Williamson Road Library (3837 Williamson Rd  Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Tuesday, September 7 from 10am-1pm - Main Library (706 South Jefferson St Roanoke VA 24016) - Pfizer

Wednesday, September 8 from 3-5 - Belmont Library (1101 Morningside St SE Roanoke VA) - Pfizer

Thursday, September 9 from 5-7pm - Roanoke City Health Department (1502 Williamson Rd NE Roanoke VA 24012) - Pfizer

Pfizer is approved for ages 12+. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for ages 18+. If 12 or older, a parent must accompany the minor at the appointment. The Virginia Department of Health does not endorse one COVID-19 vaccine over another. We encourage everyone to take the first vaccine available. If you received Pfizer, your second dose should be at least 21 days after your first dose. If you received Moderna, your second dose should be at least 28 days after your first dose.

What are the potential side effects of the vaccine?

Because COVID-19 vaccines are so new, information on long term side-effects is still incomplete.

However, while we do not yet know all of the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination, some people in the trials have had arm pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, or other body aches and some had a fever for a few days. These expected side effects are more common in younger people than older people and more common after the 2nd vaccine dose than after the first dose. This short-term discomfort is the effect of your body developing immunity, and is normal. This discomfort does not mean that the vaccine has given you COVID-19. Even if you experience discomfort after the first dose of the vaccine, it is very important that you still receive the second dose a few weeks later for the vaccine to be effective.

On the other hand, it is possible that a few COVID-19 vaccine recipients may already be getting infected with COVID-19 at the time they get the vaccine but are not showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection. If they later have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for it soon after vaccination, that does not mean they got COVID-19 from the vaccine.

When can I receive a second dose of the vaccine?

In most cases, you will schedule your second dose appointment after receiving your first injection. Everyone should receive two doses of vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus.

  • Pfizer Second Dose: 21 days after the first dose
  • Moderna Second Dose: 28 days after the first dose

NOTE: there is no known loss of efficacy as long as the second dose is received within six weeks of receiving the first dose.

Is the vaccine available from Local Pharmacies, Doctor Offices, or Medical Providers?

To search for all COVID-19 vaccine availability, visit www.vaccines.gov. This website helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

Co-host a clinic with us!

If your organization reaches a vulnerable or special needs population and you would like to explore hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, please click here to complete the form.

More Frequently Asked Questions at VDH.gov

For more Frequently Asked Questions and answers, visit the VDH Vaccination FAQ.