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Posted on: September 3, 2021



COVID-19 Updates and Vaccination Information

The purpose of this public notice is to provide our community and residents with COVID-19 updates and resources. It is important that residents read this information to better understand the vaccination process and efforts being made to have the vaccines available. The City of Colonial Heights is part of the Chesterfield Health District.  Please understand that the City of Colonial Heights does NOT have the authority to make decisions on vaccine availability and distribution to the general public. For any questions regarding COVID-19 Testing and/or Vaccinations, please read the information below and click on the links that will best assist you. 


November 3, 2021

Virginia Department of Health

Chesterfield Health District Offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

Chesterfield, VA – On November 4, vaccination partners of the Chesterfield Health District will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. 

Because the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been planning for the expansion of vaccine eligibility and availability, families will have many options for where to get their children the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination sites may include: 

  • Pediatric offices 
  • Family practice offices 
  • Community Vaccination Centers (CVC) 
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • Retail pharmacies 
  • School-based clinics 
  • Mobile vaccine units 

Those wishing to get their children vaccinated can make find a vaccine provider and make appointments at or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). TTY users can call 711. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. We do recommend making an appointment to avoid unnecessary wait times. Walk-ins are available at the Rockwood Community Vaccination Center at 10161 Hull Street Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112. 

Everyone 5 years and older is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and Chesterfield Health District encourages all Virginians to get their vaccination if they have not already done so. For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit


COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICE: Updates and Vaccine Information

• VDH Vaccination information webpage
• CDC COVID-19 Information:
• Vaccinate Virginia website:
• Find a vaccine location:

Vaccinate Virginia
(877) VAX-IN-VA
(877) 829-4682
• The call center can help you find available vaccination clinics near you, answer questions about vaccination and other COVID-19 topics, and more.
• The call center is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit the Chesterfield Health District's website ( for the latest updates and information. Here you will find the following COVID-19 information and more:

  • Vaccination Clinic Cancellations
  • General Vaccination Status information
  • Second Vaccination Dosage Notices
  • Current Vaccination Phase of Chesterfield Health District
  • Upcoming Free COVID-19 Testing EventsVDH Covid-19 vaccination response - City Focus Spring 2021

COVID-19 Testing Information

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provides COVID-19 testing information including who should be tested, how to be tested and the types of tests available. To locate testing sites, view the testing sites map

Additionally, Chesterfield Health Department holds free testing events each month. Residents who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by VDH or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are strongly encouraged to attend the free indoor, walk-up testing events. No reservation is necessary.


COVIDWISE is Virginia’s official exposure notifications app that lets you know if you’ve likely been exposed to another COVIDWISE user with a positive COVID-19 test result.

 Chesterfield Health District COVID-19 Call Center/Hotline

For general inquiries about COVID-19 or to sign-up to receive the vaccine contact us:  

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone:  804-318-8207

After Hours: VDH Hotline 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343)

Please Note: High Call Volume

Please know that health department staff are working hard to meet the demand. Due to the high volume of calls to the COVID-19 Call Center, wait times are longer than normal. We appreciate your patience.

Also, due to challenges with the vaccine supply chain in the United States, vaccine distribution across the Commonwealth has been significantly reduced. Therefore, please expect wait times of days to weeks between when you sign up to be vaccinated and when you are contacted for an appointment.


Trusted Sources for COVID-19 Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have many resources available for citizens to learn more about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please visit these main sites for the most up-to-date information: 

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