COVID-19

RHHD to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5 starting Wednesday

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The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts will offer their first COVID-19 vaccinations for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years June 22. The RHHD has received shipments of the Moderna vaccines (which recently earned federal approval for children in that age range) and expects delivery soon of the Pfizer vaccine (approved for children 6 months to 4 […]

COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children likely to arrive next week in Henrico

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For parents of young children who have been patiently awaiting the day when their youngsters will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, that wait is nearly over. Children between 6 months and 5 years old could be able to receive their first doses of either a two-dose Moderna regimen or a three-dose Pfizer regimen sometime next week, Richmond and Henrico Health […]

Spike in hospitalizations sends Henrico into ‘high’ COVID community level

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A spike in COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Henrico County during the past week has elevated the county to the “high” COVID-19 community level as of Thursday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Virus-related hospitalizations in the county jumped from just more than 3 per 100,000 people to 10.5 during the past week, triggering the shift to the […]

Some Henrico children 5 to 11 now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots

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Some Henrico County children ages 5 to 11 now are eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, following authorization in recent days from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children in that age range who completed their primary series of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago now may receive a Pfizer booster. […]

COVID-19 cases spiking in Henrico, but hospitalizations aren’t

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The number of new COVID-19 cases being reported nationally is on the rise, and that trend also is evident in Henrico County. Now, health officials are encouraging citizens to be aware of the situation and plan accordingly for the next few weeks, during which they expect case counts to rise even higher. During the first 18 days of May, Henrico […]

Henrico now at medium COVID-19 community level

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Henrico County has moved into the medium COVID-19 community transmission level – the second-highest of three levels – according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, following weeks at the low community level. The CDC uses three metrics – case rate per 100,000 people, new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 people and percentage of inpatient hospital beds in […]

COVID-19 level remains low in Henrico

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The impact of COVID-19 in Henrico has remained low in recent weeks, and local health officials are hopeful that it will stay that way. The county has just a 7.6% positivity rate during the past week and continues to be classified in the “low” category through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Community Level metric. That’s the […]

Second COVID-19 booster shots now available through RRHD

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Following the recent FDA authorization of second boosters, CDC revised guidelines, and announcement from the Virginia Department of Health that second boosters are available for eligible Virginians, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts officials have opened all of their events – including the new Doses on Demand in-home vaccination program – to those who qualify for second boosters. Those eligible include: […]


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