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Employee Vaccine Mandate

  • Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic, and all RPS staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination by October 1

    All employees should have received an email with instructions on how to upload proof of full vaccination. The subject line is COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation - Richmond City Public Schools. Please make sure to check your RPS account, not your personal one.

    • Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov if you need a copy of your vaccination record or need to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    • If you would like to apply for a medical or religious exemption, please contact the Talent Office at talentoffice@rvaschools.net. Anyone granted an exemption will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test on a weekly basis.

    • To assist our employees, we're working with the Richmond City Health District to set up several mobile vaccination clinics just for RPS staff. We'll have dates and locations next week. 

    If you have any other questions, please reach out to the Talent Office at talentoffice@rvaschools.net

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

  • In partnership with the Richmond City Health District, RPS is hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics. See below for our upcoming events! You can find additional walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events by clicking here.

    • Wednesday, September 8 at Clark Springs Elementary located at 1101 Dance St, Richmond, VA 23220 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    • Wednesday, September 29 at Clark Springs Elementary located at 1101 Dance St, Richmond, VA 23220 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

How Can I Get Vaccinated?

  • 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

    • On Wednesdays, you can walk up to George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield Street) from 3pm - 6pm and get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment. All walk-up events at George Wythe will offer either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so anyone 12+ can attend. Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Attend a RCHD Walk-Up Event (no appointment needed) Click here to see a list of 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 12 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 12-15 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:

    • 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 12-15. 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 12-15, either with appointments scheduled through vax.rchd.com/804-205-3501 or as walk-ups.

    Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens.

  • VA Department of Health Hotline:
    877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Click here to see the full list of Frequently Asked Questions provided by the Virginia Department of Health on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Why Should I Get the COVID Vaccine?

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A closer look at COVID vaccine safety

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Una mirada más de cerca a la seguridad de la vacuna del COVID

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¿Por qué debería recibir la vacuna del COVID?

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