For the latest COVID-19 information, visit vcuhealth.org/covid-19 or Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for pediatrics. For vaccine details, visit vcuhealth.org/covidvaccine.

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COVID-19 Vaccine – What You Need to Know

Last updated on Jan. 19, 2021

Vaccination is an important tool to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to expand our vaccination efforts in keeping with the vaccine rollout plan of the Three Rivers Health District, part of the Virginia Department of Health.

This means we will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients and community members who qualify under the current guidelines.

The vaccine is not yet approved for distribution to the general public, and we don’t have enough supply at this time to vaccinate everyone who is interested. We appreciate your patience as we strive to offer more vaccine as it becomes available.

Please check this page for updates, as our vaccination plans may change based on staffing and vaccine availability.

Who is eligible for the vaccine?


  • VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital and our associated Riverside Medical Group Primary Care practices have started vaccinating current patients ages 75 and older.
  • We are starting vaccinations of high-risk cancer patients in our care.

Do not contact your doctor’s office about scheduling your vaccination. We will communicate directly with eligible patients as soon as appointments are available. Appointments are required. Walk-ups will not be accepted.

For patients interested in the vaccine who do not yet qualify, we will continue to keep you informed as the health department announces each phase of the rollout plan.

Learn about COVID-19 vaccine at Riverside Health 

Members of the community:

  • If you are not an existing patient with VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital or Riverside Medical Group practices, please contact the Three Rivers Health District.
  • As more vaccine becomes available, we plan to assist the health department in starting community vaccination clinics.

Thank you for doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing your face mask, social distancing and washing your hands frequently. These efforts make a huge difference in preventing infection and saving lives.