Virginia Department of Health
Chesterfield Health District
March 16, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), is launching a COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center, located at 20809 Second Ave. in Chesterfield County.
The VSU CVC opens Wednesday, March 17 to accommodate only those already pre-registered in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration system.
CVCs are organized by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) in consultation with local health districts and local governments; funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and operated by turnkey contractors. Vaccination centers were initiatives planned from the beginning to support communities as more vaccines became available. These sites are intended to augment work local health districts, pharmacies and healthcare facilities have been doing over the past few months to get COVID-19 shots into arms.
The vaccination sites are strategically placed to identify communities with the largest number of vulnerable populations, and communities with the largest percentage of vulnerable residents and greatest COVID-19 impact.
At this time, the VSU vaccination center is not equipped to handle unregistered residents who are seeking a walk-in appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. People who show up to the VSU CVC that have not been contacted directly by VDH for a vaccine will be turned away.
Located on the historic VSU campus in Chesterfield, the VSU Multi-Purpose Center is the largest sporting and entertainment facility south of Richmond – boasting 167,000 square feet with a seating capacity of nearly 6,000. Given its size, local and state health officials anticipate vaccinating up to 6,000 people per day at the VSU vaccination center.
Chesterfield County Government continues to work with state health officials and community partners to get residents vaccinated against COVID-19, which include launching the county’s COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard.
The Chesterfield County Government dashboard provides an interactive snapshot of the number of residents who have received vaccines. According to dashboard data updated Sunday, March 14, roughly 68,000 county residents have either received the first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or have been fully vaccinated. The county’s goal is to vaccinate 75 percent of its vaccine-eligible residents, or about 191,000 people, in the coming months.