Vaccine in Virginia


Henrico County to hold series of walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

  Parents uncertain about vaccinating young children

CVS offering walk-in same-day vaccine appointments

More than 2.7 million Virginians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  Study underway to test effectiveness of adjusted Pfizer vaccine doses in children below 12

  Weekly ‘Walk-up Wednesday’ vaccination event planned for Richmond’s southside

Chesterfield Health District offering walkup COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Walmart and Sam’s Club offer walk-up COVID-19 vaccines across Virginia

  VDH working with school division and pediatricians to get COVID-19 shots to children

Once you get one type of vaccine, will you have to get the same one forever?

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Once you get one type of vaccine, will you have to get the same one forever?

  Richmond-area restaurants hop to cash in on Restaurant Revitalization Fund

  VCU Health Hub at 25th helps East End residents get COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine wastage is rare in Virginia. But experts say it’s getting harder to avoid.

Virginia Union University to open free vaccination site

  The push is on to get Central Virginia teenagers vaccinated

  First weekend with changes to Virginia’s outdoor mask mandate

In Virginia, the governor changed his outdoor mask mandate this week, allowing those who got shots in arms to gather in small groups without a mask.

  Henrico hosts second walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event

According to the Virginia Vaccine Coordinator, there is enough supply available to vaccinate as many people as possible, but the demand is dropping significantly.

Virginia college students react to possible COVID vaccine requirement

Virginia’s colleges and universities are beginning to announce mandatory fall COVID-19 vaccine policies following the state attorney general’s opinion that higher education institutes can require the vaccine.

Rite Aid expands COVID-19 vaccinations to all locations in Va.

Rite Aid’s certified immunizing pharmacists are currently administering the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines.

  ‘The smaller venues are very comforting’: Smaller vaccination hubs opening across metro-Richmond

  Free rides, beer and savings bonds: Vaccinators get creative

Chesterfield County-specific vaccination dashboard now includes ages 15-19

  Moderna ups COVID vaccine production

Virginia to receive massive shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Chesterfield Health District encourages residents to use VaccineFinder to find COVID shot appointments

  EU to hold hearing in case against AstraZeneca

The European Commission says it’s taking the British-Swedish firm to court for failing to respect the vaccine delivery commitments in its contract with the 27-nation bloc.

  Woman accidentally gets mix of COVID-19 vaccines in Calif.

While her sons are furious about the mix-up, Joan Lawton herself isn’t worried.

RHHD to host two community vaccine clinics in Henrico

The county will also do mobile vaccinations for residents who are homebound.

  Colleges, universities still deciding on COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students

Colleges and universities in the Richmond area are still deciding on a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students.

  Homebound vaccinations resume following Johnson & Johnson pause

The Richmond Ambulance Authority is working to make vaccinations more accessible, offering the Moderna vaccine to people in their homes.

Northam reviewing new CDC guidelines on outdoor masks, no changes to mandate yet

Newly released guidance from the CDC on outdoor mask wearing has Virginia's top health officials and Governor Ralph Northam now working to undo the state's take on it.

Chickahominy Health District holding vaccine clinics for high school students

The health district now has doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for individuals ages 16 and older.

Virginia AG says colleges can impose vaccine requirement

Virginia’s attorney general says the state’s colleges and universities can require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before being allowed to attend in-person classes and activities.

Richmond, Henrico make it easier to schedule a vaccine appointment

Now, anyone can contact the Richmond-Henrico Health District and schedule an appointment. Just call 804-205-3501.

  Virginia readies to rollout estimated 150,000 Johnson & Johnson doses

Between the state and pharmacies, there's about 150,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Virginia right now.

CDC to update guidelines for those who are vaccinated

Federal health officials say more guidance on eased restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals will be released in just a few days.

  ‘This virus doesn’t discriminate’: Henrico holds vaccine clinic for refugees, immigrants, minorities

A mass vaccination clinic was held at Richmond Raceway on Sunday to help refugees, immigrants and minorities get their shot.

  VCU medical student repurposes wedding bouquets for hospital patients

You’ll often find Eleanor Love and her team of volunteers spending their weekend mornings collecting flower arrangements from wedding venues, giving a new meaning to the old saying, "something old, something new."

  Virginia has plans for J&J vaccine, outdoor mask mandate could be lifted soon

If approved for use again, Virginia is ready to use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Henrico to hold walk-up vaccine clinic for residents who are refugees, immigrants, minorities

Henrico County will host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for residents who are immigrants, refugees and minorities and want the shot.

Doctors: Certain situations do not require wearing a mask if you’re fully vaccinated

Doctors at both UVA Health and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital say it’s safe in certain situations to get rid of your face mask if you’ve been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

  Geriatric experts say socially isolated adults at higher risk for dementia

Visiting loved ones in nursing facilities was one of the major sacrifices many people had to make because of the pandemic, but now that restrictions are loosening, experts want families to be prepared for loved ones who may have cognitively or physically declined further in the past year.

Virginia colleges mull legality of mandatory COVID vaccine

Virginia universities plan a return to campuses in the fall, but there are questions if the COVID-19 vaccine can be mandated.

Community Vaccination Clinic opens up in Nottoway County

A Community Vaccination Clinic has opened in Nottoway County at the VNG Armory in Blackstone.

Virginia’s mass vaccination sites for vulnerable communities are faltering. Why is there still a gulf in vaccine rates?

But data from the clinics, provided to the Mercury by the Virginia Department of Health and Federal Emergency Management Agency, show participation at the sites have been mixed — and in some cases is declining — despite a steady flow of doses.

  Northam ‘confident’ Virginia can look at lifting restrictions at the end of summer

Touting vaccine progress during a state-wide briefing Monday, Governor Ralph Northam said half of the adults in Virginia now have at least one dose of vaccine in them.

How to find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Virginia

Now that eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine has opened up to everyone in Virginia who is 16 and older, here are some places individuals can look for a vaccine appointment.

  COVID-19 vaccines now available for all Virginia adults

All of Virginia’s health districts moved into Phase 2 on Sunday, which opens eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 16 and older.

New Kent County Vaccine Clinic to close in May

Second doses of the Moderna vaccination will be administered through May 21 to those who received their first dose at the New Kent County clinic.

Virginia lawyers weigh in on legality of schools mandating COVID-19 vaccine

As more adults get COVID-19 vaccinations, some are turning their attention to kids, and students. Many are wondering if public schools and universities will begin to issue new vaccination mandates.

Doctors, vaccine coordinators prepared to administer third vaccine dose if necessary

If you receive your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you’ll likely have to roll up your sleeves for a third shot in about a year. Dr. Sifri of UVA Health said doctors knew this was coming.

Central Virginia VA Health Care System administers 40K vaccine doses to veterans, spouses, caregivers

The Central Virginia VA Health Care System has administered 40,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans, staff, volunteers, spouses and eligible caregivers since it was made available.

COVID vaccines available for all Virginia adults beginning Sunday

This expansion comes as the Commonwealth reaches a new milestone in its vaccination program: Approximately half of all adults in Virginia have received at least one dose.

Chickahominy Health District announces vaccine clinic walk-in hours for eligible residents

Walk-in hours for eligible residents in the Chickahominy Health District vaccine clinic are now available.

  Local health districts push those not vaccinated to seek pharmacy doses

Currently, about one third of the state’s vaccine allocation goes to pharmacies through a federal partnership.

Randolph-Macon holding vaccine clinic for students, staff

Randolph-Macon hopes to get 1,000 students vaccinated.

  Thousands of extra Pfizer, Moderna first doses expected in Virginia next week

Dr. Danny Avula says Virginia will receive 15,000 extra first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to make up for the current pause in the Johnson & Johnson shot.

Crater Health District vaccine clinics to move forward with Pfizer, Moderna

The Crater Health District vaccine clinics will continue as scheduled with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Be aware of scams associated with vaccine passports

According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), scams will likely accompany vaccine passports, and they are ‘taking advantage of the confusion and anxiety surrounding the new changes’.

Goochland County Vaccine Clinic to accept vaccine walk-ins for people ages 18+

There will be no specific time for 65+ walk-ins moving forward.

  Vaccine clinic at Arthur Ashe Center to close by end of April

Arthur Ashe Center will stop as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the end of April. Richmond and Henrico Health Districts announced it will take vaccines on the road starting in May.

Dinwiddie County hosting Moderna, Pfizer vaccine clinics

Both vaccine events will be held at the Eastside Community Enhancement Center located at 7301 Boydton Plank Road.

  CDC investigating Virginia woman’s death in connection to possible side-effects from Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is looking into a Virginia woman’s death as part of its investigation into possible adverse side effects from the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  Advocates: COVID-19 vaccine still beneficial to get out of pandemic

As soon as U.S. officials announced temporarily halting injections of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there was a sudden firestorm on social media.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

Johnson & Johnson vaccines paused in Va. following CDC guidelines

The Richmond-Henrico Health District has paused Johnson & Johnson vaccines following guidance from the CDC.

Community reacts to pause on usage of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

As the usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused, doctors say the risk of complications is low for most people but advise paying attention to changes in your body if you received the vaccine within the last three weeks.

Confirmation message for second vaccine mistakenly listed wrong location

A spokesperson for the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts said that many people received a confirmation message for their second vaccine with the wrong location on Tuesday.

New Kent to give Moderna vaccines at clinic instead of Johnson & Johnson

New Kent County announced that people scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a clinic this week will now receive a two-dose vaccine.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high in March.

  Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Viruses constantly evolve, and the world is in a race to vaccinate millions and tamp down the coronavirus before even more mutants emerge.

  Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine site after adverse reactions

The Georgia Department of Health says the reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults receiving any vaccine.

Central Virginia VA Health Care working to get veterans vaccinated

So far, over 2,000 veterans have been vaccinated at the VA vaccine clinic in Charlottesville. The clinic in Charlottesville is specifically for veterans over the age of 40

  Manufacturing issues reduce Va.’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply

Late last month, the drug manufacturer had to recall 15 million doses before release because of poor mixing.

More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts

More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine.

Virginia’s vaccine coordinator addresses rural hesitancy, when teens can get a shot

On a conference call with reporters, Avula says sooner or later, the approach to vaccinations will change. It will become less about just making the shot available, and more about addressing skepticism.

Virginia’s Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine allocation set to dip by over 100k doses next week

Just when vaccine distribution was starting to go smoothly, Virginia is bracing itself for another big blow to supply.

  Health districts in Central Virginia move to Phase 2 vaccinations

The VDH says many residents who have pre-registered for the vaccine will receive emails and phone calls today to schedule their appointment as soon as next week.

UVA students to soon receive COVID-19 vaccine

Starting April 19, students at the University of Virginia will be receiving an email UVA Health to sign up for a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rappahannock Health District enters Phase 2

Anyone 16 years of age or older in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, city of Fredricksburg and Stafford Counties can now sign up for an appointment.

VDH, Dr. Avula to hold virtual briefing on vaccine rollout

The briefing will be held on April 9 at 3 p.m.

Crater Health District expands vaccinations to those eligible in Phase 1c

The Crater Health District will expand its COVID-19 vaccinations to those eligible in Phase 1c.

  Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

A patchwork of advice was emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Union’s drug regulator said there was a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder while reiterating the vaccine is safe and effective.