Free COVID-19 testing
5/13/2021, 6 p.m.
Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.
The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:
• Thursday, May 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.
• Thursday, May 20, 2 to 4 p.m., Eastern Henrico Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Eastern Henrico. Drive-thru testing.
Appointments are encouraged by calling the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 Hotline at (804) 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by registering online at https://bit.ly/RHHDCOVID.
Testing will be offered while test supplies last.
The Virginia Department of Health also has a list of COVID- 19 testing locations around the state at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/.
Want a COVID-19 vaccine?
The Richmond and Henrico health districts are offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccines to any vaccine-eligible person at a vaccination event. Appointments are not required, but individuals can schedule an appointment online at vax.rchd. com or by calling (804) 205-3501.
VaccineFinder.org and vaccines.gov also allow people to find nearby pharmacies and clinics that offer the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized he use of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 and up. Upcoming Richmond and Henrico vaccine clinics:
• Thursday, May 13: 9 to 11a.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 2811 Fendall Ave., Moderna; 2 to 3 p.m., Fairfield Resource Center, 2506 Phaup St., Moderna
• Friday, May 14, 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Virginia Union University, 1359 W. Graham Road, Pfizer
• Tuesday, May 18, noon to 5 p.m., George Wythe High School, 4314 Crutchfield St., Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
• Wednesday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Pfizer ; 9 a.m. to noon, Peter Paul Development Center ,1708 N. 22nd St., Moderna; 3 to 6 p.m., George Wythe High School, 4314 Crutchfield St., Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
• Thursday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Pfizer
• Friday, May 21, 11a.m. to 3 p.m., Virginia Union University, 1359 W. Graham Road, Pfizer
According to state health data, 3 million people have been fully vaccinated in Virginia as of Wednesday, or about 35.9 percent of the population, while 47.4 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
State officials reported 668,147 cases of COVID-19 statewide on Wednesday, along with 29,038 hospitalizations and 10,934 deaths. Virginia’s seven-day positivity rate is 3.9 percent. Last week, it was 5.3 percent.
According to state data, African-Americans comprised 22.2 percent of cases statewide and 25 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 16.5 percent of cases and 6.4 percent of deaths.