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Free neighborhood testing for COVID-19 continues.

The Richmond and Henrico County well being districts are providing testing on the following location:

Thursday, Sept. 22, 3:30 to five:30 p.m. – Fulton Neighborhood Useful resource Middle, 1519 Williamsburg Highway.

Name the Richmond and Henrico COVID-19 Hotline at (804) 205-3501 from 8 a.m. to five p.m. Monday by Friday for extra info on testing websites, or log on at vax.rchd.com.

The Virginia Division of Well being additionally has an inventory of COVID- 19 testing areas across the state at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites.

Need a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot?

The Richmond and Henrico well being districts are providing free walk-up COVID-19 vaccines on the following areas:

Thursday, Sept. 22 & Sept. 29, 1 to 4 p.m. – Richmond Henrico Well being District, 400 E. Cary St., Pfizer for ages 6 months and older, Moderna for ages 6 months to five years outdated and ages 18 years and older, appointments inspired.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. – Henrico Well being District West Headquarters, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Pfizer for ages 6 months and older, Moderna for ages 6 months to five years outdated and ages 18 years and older, appointments inspired.

Folks can schedule an appointment on-line at vase.vdh.virginia.gov, vaccinate.virginia.gov or vax.rchd.com, or by calling (804) 205- 3501 or (877) VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).

VaccineFinder.org and vaccines.gov additionally permit folks to seek out close by pharmacies and clinics that supply the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.

Those that are getting a booster shot ought to carry their vaccine card to substantiate the date and sort of vaccine acquired.

RHHD additionally provides at-home vaccinations by calling (804) 205- 3501 to schedule appointments.

New COVID-19 boosters, up to date to higher shield towards the newest variants of the virus, at the moment are being shipped throughout the USA following approval on the federal degree weeks earlier. The brand new Pfizer booster is authorised for these aged 12 and up, whereas the brand new Moderna booster is for these aged 18 and older.

As with earlier COVID-19 boosters, the brand new doses can solely be acquired after an preliminary two vaccine pictures, and those that qualify are instructed to attend at the least two months after their second COVID-19 vaccine.

New COVID-19 instances in Virginia dropped by 12 p.c over the last week, in response to the Virginia Division of Well being, and knowledge from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Affiliation confirmed hospitalizations statewide fell by 10 p.c.

Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover are nonetheless at medium ranges of neighborhood COVID-19.

A complete of 1,631 new instances of COVID-19 had been reported statewide Wednesday for the 24-hour interval, contributing to an total state whole of two,076,914 instances in Virginia because the pandemic’s outbreak. As of Wednesday, there have been 454,917 hospitalizations and 21,729 deaths statewide. The state’s seven-day positivity price dropped to 14 p.c on Wednesday. Final week, the positivity price was 17.7 p.c.

On Wednesday, state well being officers reported that 72.6 p.c of the state’s inhabitants has been totally vaccinated, whereas 82.7 p.c have acquired at the least one dose of the vaccine.

State knowledge additionally confirmed that over 3.8 million folks in Virginia have acquired booster pictures or third doses of the vaccine.

Amongst ages 5 to 11 in Virginia, 336,490 have acquired their first pictures as of Wednesday, accounting for 46.4 p.c of the age group within the state, whereas 293,467 youngsters, or 40.5 p.c, are totally vaccinated and 50,756 youngsters have acquired a 3rd vaccine dose or booster, making up 7 p.c of that age group.

As of Wednesday, 46,427 youngsters from the ages of zero to 4 have acquired their first doses, making up 10.2 p.c of the inhabitants in Virginia, whereas 31,277 are totally vaccinated, or 6.9 p.c of the inhabitants. As of Wednesday, fewer than 172,980 instances, 1,032 hospitalizations and 15 deaths have been recorded amongst youngsters within the state.

State knowledge additionally reveals that African-Individuals comprised 22.1 p.c of instances statewide and 22.9 p.c of deaths for which ethnic and racial knowledge is out there, whereas Latinos made up 11.2 p.c of instances and 4.9 p.c of deaths.



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