Health

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.

View the video of CHD Director Dr. Alex Samuel describing how to register for vaccine on VaccineFinder.org.

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.

  1. Downloadable Resources and Videos
  2. Fully Vaccinated Individuals
  3. 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

  • View this video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it was developed.
  • View this video from the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) for COVID-19 vaccine information provided in American Sign Language (ASL). 

VDH Chesterfield Health District: Director’s Corner

Dr. Samuel - Headshot

VDH Chesterfield Health District Director Dr. Alexander Samuel provides updates on COVID-19 in our community. 

For VDH Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 pandemic updates from Dr. Samuel, please visit our Director Updates page at Chesterfield County News. (updated May 28, 2021)

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.

Mission

"To protect, preserve and promote optimum health for the community through excellence in public health service."

Vision

"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."