Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines
8/11/2022, 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, Aug. 11, and Aug. 18, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Fulton Neighborhood Resource Center, 1519 Williamsburg Road.
• Wednesday, Aug. 17, 8 to 10 a.m. - East Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.
Call the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 Hotline at (804) 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information on testing sites, or go online at vax.rchd.com.
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 or booster shot?
The Richmond and Henrico health districts are offering free walk-up COVID-19 vaccines at the following locations:
Thursday, Aug. 11, and Aug. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. - Richmond Henrico Health District, 400 E. Cary St., Pfizer for ages six months and older, Moderna for ages six months to five years old and ages 18 years and older, appointments encouraged.
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to Noon, Henrico East Health Department, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Pfizer for ages six months and older, Moderna for ages six months to five years old and ages 18 years and older, appointments encouraged.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 to 4 p.m., Henrico West Health Department, 8600 Dixon Powers Dr., Pfizer for ages six months and older, Moderna for ages six months to five years old and ages 18 years and older, appointments encouraged.
VaccineFinder.org and vaccines.gov also allow people to find nearby pharmacies and clinics that offer the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
Those who are getting a booster shot should bring their vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine received.
RHHD also offers at-home vaccinations by calling (804) 205-3501 to schedule appointments.
New COVID-19 cases in Virginia decreased by five percent, according to the Virginia Department of Health, while hospitalization data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association rose by nine percent.
As of last Thursday, the city of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover are still at high levels of community COVID-19. A total of 65 Virginia localities are at high community COVID-19 levels, compared to 55 localities two weeks earlier.
A total of 3,210 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide Wednesday for the 24-hour period, contributing to an overall state total of 1,987,738 cases in Virginia since the pandemic’s outbreak. As of Wednesday, there have been 453,383 hospitalizations and 21,102 deaths statewide. The state’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 24.2 percent on Wednesday. Last week, the positivity rate was 23.1 percent.
On Wednesday, state health officials reported that 72 percent of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated, while 82.2 percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
State data also showed that over 3.6 million people in Virginia have received booster shots or third doses of the vaccine.
Among those ages 5 to 11 in Virginia, 330,312 have received their first shots as of Tuesday, accounting for 45.6 percent of the age group in the state, while 286,587 children, or 39.6 percent, are fully vaccinated and 39,450 children have received a third vaccine dose or booster, making up 5.4 percent of that age group.
On Wednesday, 33,621 children from the ages of zero to four have received the first doses, making up 7.4 percent of the population in Virginia, while 5,888 are fully vaccinated. As of Wednesday, fewer than 167,300 cases, 1,008 hospitalizations and 14 deaths have been recorded among children in the state.
State data also shows that African-Americans comprised 22.1 percent of cases statewide and 23 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 11.3 percent of cases and five percent of deaths.