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.
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, the 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 Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 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.
- MIH Homebound Vaccinations
- Vaccine Appointment Transportation
- Vaccine Supply
- Downloadable Resources and Videos
- Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Fire and EMS Department's Mobile Integrated Healthcare unit is assisting individuals that are homebound to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you or a loved one are unable to leave home to be vaccinated due to mobility issues, contact the MIH unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 804-387-0366.
- View a video explaining the Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations program.
- Listen to the WRVA 1140 interview with Fire and EMS's Medical Director Dr. Allen Yee and Captain Chan Vaughan as they discuss the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Homebound COVID-19 Vaccinations program.
Chesterfield’s Access On Demand, GRTC to Cover Fee for Rides to COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Chesterfield County and GRTC want to ensure the lack of transportation does not deter residents from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. If a resident has a scheduled appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but doesn’t have a way to get there, the individual is encouraged to call Chesterfield Mobility Services at 804-706-2796 and a free ride will be scheduled.
Free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being accommodated two ways:
- Through its Access On Demand program, Chesterfield will cover the $6 per trip transportation fee to COVID-19 vaccination appointments, making the trip free for those registered with Chesterfield Mobility Services.
- Those not eligible or registered though Access On Demand can still call Chesterfield Mobility Services and staff will assist them in getting a free ride through GRTC’s and Uzurv partnership program using GRTC CARES Act funding.
Residents can use this free ride service to go to a vaccine appointment anywhere in the program’s service area, including the Virginia State University and Richmond International Raceway Community Vaccination Centers.
Read the full news release.
COVID-19 Vaccine Brand Information
- Pfizer-BioNTech - CDC; FDA (PDF)
- Moderna - CDC; FDA (PDF)
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen - CDC; FDA (PDF)
Roles of VDH Chesterfield Health District and Chesterfield County Government
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.
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.