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Immunizations

FIGHT FLU | CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS | IMMUNIZATIONS FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL

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CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS

Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!

The State of Virginia requires that children must be up-to-date on physicals and immunizations for school and for learning virtually. The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts and their partners have developed materials to assist parents in making informed choices about vaccination. You can protect your child from preventable diseases by making sure they get their immunizations on time. Please bring your child’s immunization record with you for the appointment.

Please note that while the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts do not charge for immunizations, some of our partners may. Additionally, most pediatricians will perform an exam which could add an additional cost.


Call to schedule your child’s vaccinations with one of our Don’t Wait, Vaccinate! partners:

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Don’t Wait, Vaccinate! Resources and Immunization Schedules 

SCHEDULE YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATIONS!

Learn how to schedule an appointment and see a list of vaccination clinic locations.

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SAQUE SU CITA PARA LAS VACUNAS PARA ESCUELA!

Saque su cita para las vacunas para el regreso a la escuela: horas y lugares incluidos.

 

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SIMPLE WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD

Get tips on preparing for your visit and taking the “sting” out of vaccinations!

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FORMAS SENCILLAS PARA DARLE APOYO A SU HIJO

Formas sencillas para darle apoyo a su hijo antes, durante y después de recibir inyecciones.

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RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS (BIRTH-6)

Download this informational flyer to learn when your child should get each vaccine.

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VACUNAS RECOMENDADAS PARA NIÑOS (0-6 años)

Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad.

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PREVENTABLE DISEASES & VACCINES TO PREVENT THEM

You can protect your child from over 14 serious but preventable diseases.

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ENFERMEDADES QUE SE PUEDEN PREVENIR

Enfermedades que se pueden prevenir con vacunas y las vacunas que las previenen.

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Videos

HOW DO GERMS MAKE YOUR BABY SICK?

How do bacteria and viruses make a child sick? And how do vaccines help fight them off? Join baby Jack and his parents as they explore how germs make babies sick and how vaccines can help babies’ immune systems fight them off.

HOW DO VACCINES HELP BABIES FIGHT INFECTIONS?

How do vaccines work with your child’s immune system to fight infections? Join baby Jack and his parents as they find out how vaccines help train your baby’s immune system to help prevent disease in this How Vaccines Work video.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOUR CHILD IS VACCINATED

What should parents expect after their child’s vaccine visit? Find out how baby Jack’s mom and dad comfort him after a checkup where he received vaccines in this How Vaccines Work video.

 

Fight Flu

Get your flu shot this year to stay healthy—getting the flu wears your immune system down, which is not a good thing in times of COVID-19! Flu vaccines will be more available than ever this year. Protect the vulnerable and get your shot!

If you have insurance, you can get your flu vaccination shot at your primary care doctor’s office, pharmacy, or urgent care clinic.

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Why Get a Flu Shot?

Here are six great reasons to get your flu shot. The flu shot:

• can keep you from getting sick with the flu

• can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working-age adults, and older adults

• is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions

• helps protect pregnant women

• can be life-saving in children

• can help reduce the burden on the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic

To learn more about the health benefits of flu shots, see the CDC’s What are the benefits of flu vaccination?

Fight the Flu Resources: Flyers & Infographics

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FIGHT THE FLU! A PARENT’S GUIDE
Learn how to protect your family from the flu.
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Fight Flu Flyer Spanish

¡COMBATA LA INFLUENZA! UNA GUIA PARA PADRES
Aprende como proteger su familia contra de la influenza.
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FIGHT FLU INFOGRAPHIC
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¡COMBATA LA INFLUENZA! INFOGRAFICA
Aprende como proteger su familia contra de la influenza.
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Fight the Flu Resources: Videos

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVE

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 flu season to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. Prevent flu this season by rolling up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccine. This fall and winter it is important for everyone to do their part to prevent respiratory illnesses, like flu.

 

PREVENT FLU! GET A FLU VACCINE

An informational video that raises awareness about important influenza (flu) prevention actions, including receiving a flu vaccine every year. Preventive actions, including covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and limiting your contact with others if you become sick, can also help prevent the spread of flu.

 

THE FLU CAN BE VERY SERIOUS

Each year millions of people in the United States get sick with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu.  A flu vaccine can keep you and your family from getting sick with the flu.

 

About the Immunization Program

Through this program, the Health District seeks to ensure that every child in the Greater Richmond Region is fully immunized against infectious diseases by the age of four. Immunizations include required school shots, flu shots, and vaccination for other infectious diseases. In addition, the immunization program engages in educational outreach efforts such as classes and health fairs in order to communicate the importance of immunizations.

Immunizations for Foreign Travel

Full-service immunizations for travel are provided at various locations in the Richmond area. Locations that provide travel immunizations.

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SCREENING AND ELIGIBILITY

Optional screening forms 


HELPFUL LINKS

Links to trusted sites with helpful information

Contact Us

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Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
East Clinic

1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

COVID VACCINATION & TESTING HOTLINE
(804) 205-3501
West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180

COVID VACCINATION QUESTIONS: RHHDvax@vdh.virginia.gov

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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