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COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to protect individuals and communities from COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older be “up to date” – which means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. RPS is partnering with VDH to offer vaccine clinics at RPS schools and the Arthur Ashe Center throughout the winter and spring. In addition, there are other community-based vaccination centers available. Most vaccination clinics offer 1st and 2nd shots for adults and children as well as boosters for eligible age groups.

Additional Resources for Families Considering Vaccination

RPS Vaccination Opportunities

RPS and the Virginia Department of Health are partnering to hold multiple weekly vaccination clinics for all eligible community members (individuals 5 years of age and older) at RPS schools across the city.

Community Vaccination Opportunities

Visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to find out how you can get vaccinated, look up your vaccination record, find frequently asked questions, and learn more about vaccine eligibility, data dashboards, and more. Noticias, Preguntas Frecuentes Y Recursos Sobre Vacunación Contra COVID-19 en Español.

  • Walk-Up Events
  • Find a Pharmacy
    • Use the vaccines.gov website to find nearby pharmacies that offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please use a 25-mile radius when searching for appointments so you find all available vaccination opportunities near you
  • Schedule an Appointment
  • Homebound Appointments
    • If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, call the RCHD call center at 804-205-3501 to complete a phone intake. They will contact you within 2 weeks to schedule an appointment.

How Can Children Get Vaccinated?

Everyone 5 and older is eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Note: A parent or guardian must sign a consent form for a child aged 5-15 to receive the vaccine. The form is electronic and can be signed on-site at the vaccination clinic. An adult must also accompany the child to the vaccination appointment, though it is not required that the adult be the child’s legal guardian.

Here are some of the ways you can access this opportunity for your adolescents:

  • Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens.
  • Visit Vaccines.gov to find pharmacies or other providers in your area that have available Pfizer doses. You can then visit the website of individual providers or call them to find available appointment times. Check back frequently as pharmacies will add new appointments weekly.
  • Several of our region’s pediatricians will begin offering the Pfizer vaccine to existing patients aged 5-15. Parents and caregivers should contact their pediatrician to find out more information about scheduling an appointment.
  • All Richmond and Henrico Health District Pfizer events are open to children aged 5-15, either with appointments scheduled through vax.rchd.com/804-205-3501 or as walk-ups.