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Posted on: April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Open To All Ages 16+ In Richmond Area

COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All Ages 16 in Richmond Area

The Chickahominy Health District, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, and Chesterfield Health District are all moving into Phase 2 of our COVID-19 vaccinations.

Many pre-registered individuals will receive emails and phone calls today to schedule their appointment for as soon as next week. Additional scheduling outreach will be conducted over the coming weeks until everyone who has preregistered has been contacted for an appointment.

“This is a turning point in our vaccine distribution,” says Amy Popovich, Nurse Manager for Richmond and Henrico Health Districts. “Everyone ages 16 and over is now eligible; people no longer have to wonder if they qualify.”

“We are thrilled to make the move to Phase 2 and vaccinate more of our community members,” said the Chickahominy Health District Director, Dr. Tom Franck. “We will continue to prioritize those in Phase 1 as we move into Phase 2, while continuing to focus on equity and reaching our vulnerable populations with the support of our community partners.” 

“We are proud to take this step forward in vaccine distribution alongside partners in our area,” explains Dr. Alexander Samuel, Director of Chesterfield Health District. “This is good news for all of our residents.” 

Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should pre-register at vaccinate.virgininia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA, if they have not done so already.

If you live or work in Goochland, Hanover, Charles City, or New Kent counties or the Town of Ashland (The Chickahominy Health District) the best way to quickly make an appointment is by calling the Chickahominy Health District/Hanover call center at 804-365-3240 or by filling out the availability survey below:

Chickahominy Vaccine Clinic Availability Survey 

A scheduler from the health district's team will reach out to individuals with an exact appointment time & appointment confirmation once they have reviewed residents survey responses. 

Individuals ages 16-17, as well as any other community members who want the Pfizer vaccine, should check vaccinefinder.org to see which pharmacies and medical providers have Pfizer in their area (The Chickahominy Health District’s current supply is Moderna vaccines with some Johnson & Johnson vaccines available as well).