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Following months of low COVID-19 vaccine demand, the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at Arthur Ashe will soon close its doors. The last clinic will be March 25th.
The Arthur Ashe CVC was operated through VDH contractor Ashbritt-IEM; during their time operating at Arthur Ashe and the former Richmond Raceway site, Ashbritt-IEM gave nearly 26,000 vaccination doses. This is in addition to the more than 170,000 doses provided by Henrico County’s Emergency Management and RHHD at the Richmond Raceway prior to the CVC opening.
Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be the best tool at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19. RHHD recommends everyone ages 5 and older stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Even though the CVC is closing, there continues to be a robust network of COVID-19 vaccination providers throughout our communities,” explains Sarah Widmer, Public Health Nurse Supervisor. “At RHHD, we’ll continue to do our community-based vaccination programming through a combination of holding clinics at a variety of locations with community partners, going to folks’ homes who have trouble leaving their house, and offering vaccines at our main sites.”
To find a walk up clinic or an appointment, contact 804-205-3501 or go to vax.rchd.com.
About Richmond and Henrico Health Districts: RHHD are sister public health agencies serving Richmond’s and Henrico’s communities. Our mission is to expose and address the root causes of health disparities, protect health by preventing the spread of disease, and build health equity by partnering with communities and working collaboratively across sectors.