Free community testing for COVID-19 continues
6/1/2023, 6 p.m.
The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:
Thursday, June 1, 1 to 5 p.m. - Henrico Arms Apartments, 1664 Henrico Arms Place.
Friday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Southside Women, Infant and Children Office, 509 East Southside Plaza.
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
Want a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot?
The Richmond and Henrico health districts are offering free vaccines for COVID-19 and more at the following locations:
Thursday, June 1, 2 to 4 p.m. - Cary Street, 400 East Cary St., Bivalent Moderna boosters for ages 6 and older, Bivalent Pfizer boosters for ages 5 and older, Novavax primary shots for ages 12 and older, JYNNEOS shots and Moderna/Pfizer baby bivalent boosters. Walk-ups welcome but appointments encouraged.
Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - MLK Middle School’s Health & Literacy Fair, 1000 Mosby St., vaccines for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDAP), Meningitis and HPV. Walk- ups welcome but appointments encouraged.
Wednesday, June 7, 2 to 4 p.m. - Henrico West Health Department, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Bivalent Moderna boosters for ages 6 and older, Bivalent Pfizer boosters for ages 5 and older, Novavax primary shots for ages 12 and older, JYNNEOS shots and Moderna/Pfizer baby bivalent boosters. Walk-ups welcome but appointments encouraged.
People 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.
New COVID-19 boosters, updated to better protect against the latest variants of the virus, are now available. The new Pfizer booster is approved for those ages 12 and up, while the new Moderna booster is for ages 18 and older.
State data available at the time also shows that African-Americans comprised 21.6 percent of cases statewide and 21 percent of deaths for which ethnic and racial data is available, while Latinos made up 9.8 percent of cases and 3.7 percent of deaths.
As of Tuesday, Richmond reported a total of 59,981 cases, 1,320 hospitalizations and 545 deaths; Henrico County, 94,341 cases, 1,801 hospitalizations and 1,097 deaths; Chesterfield County, 101,116 cases, 1,792 hospitalizations and 873 deaths; and Hanover County, 29,382 cases, 953 hospitalizations and 348 deaths.
Compiled by George Copeland Jr.