Any Richmond or Henrico resident who is interested in a free COVID-19 vaccine can now call the Richmond and Henrico Health District (RHHD) hotline to schedule a time for nurses to come to your home to give you a COVID-19 vaccine. The program, called Doses on Demand, is available for adult and child primary series and booster doses and will offer all vaccine types.
“We previously offered this program for folks who were very ill, elderly, or who had extreme difficulty leaving their house,” explains Joanna Cirillo, Public Health Nurse Supervisor. “But now, with lower demand, we’re able to offer more individualized services to everyone and make it as easy as possible for folks to get a vaccine… we hope this helps folks get vaccinated and boosted who might have challenges like transportation, child care, etc.”
Individuals who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from Doses on Demand can call 804-205-3501 to schedule an appointment with an RHHD representative. The program is available to everyone who lives in Richmond and Henrico, is free, and does not require health insurance.
Doses on Demand appointments are typically offered about two weeks out from when an individual calls, but there are many same-day walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in our community. To find a walk-in clinic or make an appointment, visit vax.rchd.com or call 804-205-3501.
Now offering shingles and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccinations via Doses on Demand!
The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD) are proud to announce that we will begin offering shingles and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccinations to members of the community through our in-home Doses on Demand program. Interested individuals should call RHHD’s Contact Center at (804) 205-3501 to schedule an appointment—in the comfort of their own home! Vaccines will be billed to patients’ insurance or provided free of charge for patients without insurance.
Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The shingles vaccine (Shingrix) can reduce the risk of developing the disease and minimize its severity if it does occur. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can lead to hospitalization and even death, particularly in older adults and those with weakened immune systems. The pneumonia vaccine (Prevnar 20) can protect against the most common strains of the disease. “Preventing shingles and pneumococcal pneumonia among our older residents helps maintain the health and wellbeing of our entire community,” said RHHD Health Director, Dr. Elaine Perry. “We hope that, by expanding our Doses on Demand program, we make it easier for people to get these important vaccines.” The shingles vaccine will be available to individuals aged 50 years and older and the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine for individuals aged 65 and older. Both are available to individuals with certain medical conditions.