COVID-19 booster shots being offered to 16 to 17-year-olds
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Following the FDA and CDC’s approval on Thursday, the Richmond-Henrico Health Districts will offer COVID-19 booster shots to 16 and 17-year-olds.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds who are six months past when they had their second dose are new eligible for a booster.
The Arthur Ashe CVC is now offering boosters to those teens. RHHD COVID-19 vaccination hubs will start offering the shots on Dec. 4.
The teens can also get their booster on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the following locations:
- George Wythe High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Elko Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Bon Secours Training Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are excited about the news that 16-17 year olds are eligible because it ensures they have the best protection against COVID-19 possible,” says Joanna Cirillo, Nurse Supervisor for Richmond and Henrico Health Districts. “Given high transmission of COVID-19 during winter months and the finding of Omicron variant in our state, we strongly encourage everyone ages 5 and older to get vaccinated and everyone 16 and older to get a booster.”
To find more vaccination opportunities, click here or call 804-205-3501.
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