Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

5/12/2022, 6 p.m.
Free community testing for COVID- 19 continues.

Free community testing for COVID- 19 continues.

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts, which are not offering testing through Saturday, May 14, offered alternate options for the following days and locations. The times and places are good beyond May 14:

Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.—BetterMed Urgent Care all locations, 3200 Rockbridge St., 1380 N. Parham Road, 12214 W. Broad St. and 5215 W. Broad St. Walk-ins welcome or book appointments at www.bettermedcare.com/ region/greater-richmond.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon—Capital Area Health Network, 719 N. 25th St. Book appointments by calling (804) 780-0840. Drive-up testing for those ages 5 and older.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. and 8 to 11 a.m.— CrossOver Healthcare Ministry, 108 Cowardin Ave. and 8600 Quioccasin Road. Book appointments by calling (804) 655- 2794, option 6. Drive-up testing for those ages 3 and older.

Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.—Health Brigade, 1010 N. Thompson St. Book appointments by calling (804) 533-2741. Drive-up testing for all ages.

Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Planned Parenthood, 201 N. Hamilton St. and 1122 N. 25th St. Book appointments by calling (804) 355-4358 or (804) 508-6045. Drive-up or in-clinic testing for ages 13 and older.

All events listed accept the uninsured, with no additional costs for testing.

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:

Friday, May 13, 3 to 5 p.m. – Southwood Anniversary Celebration Event, Clarkson Road and Southwood Parkway, Pfizer and Moderna; 4 to 6 p.m.—Fulton Neighborhood Resource Center, 1519 Williamsburg Road, Pfizer and Moderna.

Children ages 5 to 17 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine. 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).

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.

A total of 2,764 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide Wednesday for the 24-hour period, contributing to an overall state total of 1,726,749 cases in Virginia since the pandemic’s outbreak. As of Wednesday, there have been 450,095 hospitalizations and 20,301 deaths statewide. The state’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 13.4 percent on Wednesday. Last week, the positivity rate was 10.4 percent.

On Wednesday, state health officials reported that 73.4 percent of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated, while 82 percent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

State data also showed that more than 3 million people in Virginia have received booster shots or third doses of the vaccine.

Among those ages 5 to 11 in Virginia, 315,560 have received their first shots, accounting for 43.6 percent of the age group in the state, while 269,319 children, or 37.2 percent, are fully vaccinated and 595 children have received a booster shot or third dose. As of Wednesday, fewer than 143,950 cases, 869 hospitalizations and 10 deaths have been recorded among children in the state.

State data also show that African-Americans comprised 22.2 percent of cases statewide and 23.2 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 11.8 percent of cases and 5.1 percent of deaths.