Free community testing for COVID-19 continues
5/25/2023, 6 p.m.
The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:
Thursday, May 25, 1 to 5 p.m. - Henrico Arms Apartments, 1664 Henrico Arms Place.
Friday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Southside Women, Infant and Children Office, 509 E. 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:
Wednesday, May 31, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Health Brigade event, Dinwiddie Street and Richmond Highway, adult COVID boosters, JYNNEOS and Hepatitis A shots; 2 to 4 p.m. - Henrico West, 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 are encouraged.
Thursday, May 25, 2 to 4 p.m. - 400 East Cary St., Bivalent Moderna boosters for ages 6 and older, Bivalent Pfizer boosters for ages 5 and older, Novavax primary shots for age 12 and older, JYNNEOS shots and Moderna/Pfizer baby bivalent boosters. Walk-ups welcome but appointments are encouraged.
Those 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 ages 12 and up, while the new Moderna booster is for ages 18 and older.
As with previous COVID-19 boosters, the new doses can only be received after an initial two vaccine shots, and those who qualify are instructed to wait at least two months after their second COVID-19 vaccine.
The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are now offering bivalent Pfizer and Moderna boosters to children between the ages of 5 and 11 in clinics in the near future. Children in this age range will be eligible after at least two months since their last vaccine dose.
A total of 32 new cases of COVID-19 were reported statewide Tuesday for the 24-hour period, contributing to an overall state total of 2,307,070 cases in Virginia since the pandemic’s outbreak. As of Tuesday, there have been 459,919 hospitalizations and 23,758 deaths reported statewide.
State data available at the time also shows that African- Americans comprised 21.7 percent of cases statewide and 21.1 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 60,020 cases, 1,320 hospitalizations and 547 deaths; Henrico County, 94,283 cases, 1,801 hospitalizations and 1,095 deaths; Chesterfield County, 101,055 cases, 1,792 hospitalizations and 873 deaths; and Hanover County, 29,372 cases, 953 hospitalizations and 348 deaths.
Compiled by George Copeland Jr.