COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Chesterfield Health District (CHD) is a division of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The CHD is comprised of the counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan and the city of Colonial Heights. VDH distributes COVID-19 vaccines to local health districts, such as CHD, which then administer the vaccine to eligible individuals within the health district, according to phases set by VDH. For current vaccination data for Chesterfield County and the Chesterfield Health District, as well as overall vaccination data for Greater Richmond region localities, visit the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit VaccineFinder.org.
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Chesterfield Health District Encourages Residents to Use VaccineFinder.org
With the increase of the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and the goal to vaccinate as many people as possible, VDH Chesterfield Health District is encouraging residents to use VaccineFinder.org to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. The VaccineFinder website, which has a searchable map-based tool, allows individuals to find appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine near them.
If an individual has pre-registered on Vaccinate.Virginia.gov and has not been contacted to schedule an appointment, CHD is recommending they go to VaccineFinder.org and schedule an appointment. The VDH health districts hosting vaccine clinics will be listed on VaccineFinder.org along with pharmacies and doctor's offices that have the vaccine available to administer.
While individuals will no longer be required to use the statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system, they may still use the Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website as a resource or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) if they have questions about the vaccines or COVID-19.
Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine at a Participating Pharmacy and VaccineFinder.org
All Virginians are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine however possible. Additional options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are available through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. To check vaccine availability and schedule an appointment with participating pharmacies, visit their registration sites directly, available at CVS, Kroger, Publix, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information on available appointments through the health district, pharmacies and other private providers, visit VaccineFinder.org.
Need Help Finding a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) is helping residents of Chesterfield County and the surrounding area with finding a COVID-19 vaccine. Library staff are available to assist customers over the phone, or, if in-person assistance from CCPL staff is needed, a resident may visit any CCPL location. CCPL can also provide access to a computer or the internet. If visiting in person, please follow safe distancing protocols. For CCPL's assistance, call 804-751-2275. View a short video in English or in Spanish which also contains this information.
Statewide COVID-19 Call Center
The statewide call center, 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682), is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is staffed by 750 live operators who can answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The call center has English- and Spanish-speaking agents, as well as a call-back service in more than 100 other languages. TTY service (dial 7-1-1) is available to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available at vaccinate.virginia.gov. If wait times are long, Virginians can choose to get a call back and avoid having to stay on hold.
- Downloadable Resources and Videos
- Fully Vaccinated Individuals
- Roles of VDH CHD and Chesterfield County Government
Downloadable COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources
Need downloadable COVID-19 vaccine information that can be printed to share with others? View the resources available in multiple languages on the VDH COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education Resources webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Videos from Trusted Sources
COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated? Protect Yourself and Others
As more and more individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the CDC offers recommendations for how fully vaccinated individuals can protect themselves and others as the pandemic continues.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:
- Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are not fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County Government
VDH Chesterfield Health District
- A state entity and division of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
- The VDH Chesterfield Health District includes Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights
- Responsible for following the vaccination phases set by VDH
- Responsible for ordering, distributing and administering the vaccine to eligible individuals within the district, except hospital systems and long-term care facilities, according to priority phases set by VDH
- Coordinates the distribution of the vaccine to other organizations and businesses for administering
- Led by Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel, MD, MPH
- Assists VDH and Chesterfield Health District in sharing COVID-19-related information to Chesterfield County employees, residents and business owners
- Administers Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and any future funding, as directed by the federal government
- Led by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey
Still have questions about the roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine? View the Chesterfield COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ webpage.
VDH Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner
Protecting the Community Health
The Health Department is where the state and the locality come together in a common effort to protect the health of all residents. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.
About the VDH Chesterfield Health District
The VDH Chesterfield Health District is composed of three local health departments: Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights. As a state agency:
- Each local health department operates in a cooperative relationship with the city or county that it serves.
- Each of the 35 health districts in network delivers public health services across the state.
- Each health district is composed of multiple local health departments operating under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Health.
Public health encompasses many things, such as:
- Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services
- Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
- Preventing injuries
- Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
- Protecting against environmental hazards
Information about Chesterfield Health Department services is available from the Virginia Department of Health website.
"To protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service."
"To be the leader in public health through innovative and cost effective strategies to preserve the health and well being of the community - the standards by which others measure their success - first in health."