Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines
6/30/2022, 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, June 30, and July 7, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Fulton Neighborhood Resource Center, 1519 Williamsburg Road.
• Wednesday, July 6, 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, June 30 and Friday, July 8, 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 12 years and older, appointment only.
• Friday, July 1, 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, July 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 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 12 years and older, appointment only.
• Wednesday, July 6, 9 a.m. to nNoon - Henrico West Headquarters, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Pfizer for ages six months and older, Moderna for ages six months to five years old and ages 12 years and older, appointment only; 2 to 4 p.m. - First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave., Pfizer for ages five to eleven years old and ages 12 and older, and Moderna, walk ups or appointments.
• Friday, July 8, noon 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 12 years and older, appointment only.
Vaccinations and booster shots are available for all eligible on a walk-in basis. People still may schedule an appointment online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or vax.rchd.com, or by calling (804) 205-3501 or (877) VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).
Those who are getting a booster shot should bring their vaccination 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 two percent last week, according to the Virginia Department of Health, while hospitalization data from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association didn’t show any appreciable change statewide within the same period.
Community COVID-19 levels in the city of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield and Hanover have dropped to medium, while Henrico County remains at a high level of community COVID-19.
Local health officials said Tuesday it’s possible Richmond and other nearby localities at medium levels might drop to low community levels when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide the latest data, though they also warned that these localities could potentially reach high community levels again.
A total of 3,258 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide Wednesday for the 24-hour period, contributing to an overall state total of 1,865,917 cases in Virginia since the pandemic’s outbreak. As of Wednesday, there have been 452,359 hospitalizations and 20,571 deaths statewide. The state’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 19.9 percent on Wednesday. Last week, the positivity rate was 17.6 percent.
On Tuesday, state health officials reported that 73.2 percent of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated, while 81.8 percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
State data also showed that over 3.1 million people in Virginia have received booster shots or third doses of the vaccine.
Among those ages 5 to 11 in Virginia, 324,129 have received their first shots as of Monday, accounting for 44.7 percent of the age group in the state, while 277,400 children, or 38.3 percent, are fully vaccinated and 23,486 children have received a third vaccine dose or booster, making up 3.2 percent of that age group. As of Wednesday, fewer than 154,600 cases, 915 hospitalizations and 11 deaths have been recorded among children in the state.
State data also shows that African-Americans comprised 22 percent of cases statewide and 23.1 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 11.5 percent of cases and 5.1 percent of deaths.