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Henrico County to hold series of walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events

UPDATE, MAY 13: Henrico County’s walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events at Richmond Raceway now will be available to individuals 12 and older. The remaining events, set for May 19, 20, 26 and 27, will offer extended hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. An appointment is not required.

The expansion of the vaccination events follows the FDA’s emergency use authorization on May 12 of the Pfizer vaccine for young people ages 12 to 15.  Details are available from the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts.

Final day for mass vaccination event at Richmond Raceway is May 27  

Henrico County will hold multiple walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events in May. All will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond Raceway and all will offer the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12
  • Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20
  • Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27

Residents of Henrico or the city of Richmond who are 16 and older are eligible to be vaccinated without an appointment at these events. Individuals with scheduled appointments will also get the vaccine.

Participants attending May 11 or 12 will be vaccinated in the Old Dominion Building and should enter the raceway complex at Gate 4, 900 E. Laburnum Ave.

Individuals attending all other dates will be vaccinated in the raceway infield and should enter at Gate 7 from Carolina Avenue.

Henrico County Emergency Manager Jackson Baynard said the final day for the mass vaccination event at Richmond Raceway will be Thursday, May 27.

“Henrico County is doing all it can to break down barriers and make the vaccine accessible to everyone,” Baynard said. “We want to make one more push to reach as many people as possible with the effort at Richmond Raceway. These walk-up, no-appointment events are designed to make it easier for anyone who wants to get vaccinated.”

Since January, Henrico has administered more than 150,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Richmond Raceway. More than 48% of the county’s residents have received at least one dose. Nearly 35% are fully vaccinated.

 
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