HCPS and Va. Dept. of Health have added a free walk-in vaccination clinic, Aug. 18 at Brookland MS Students can get 4 vaccines, and anyone can get 1st or 2nd COVID-19 shots

HCPS students take part in a vaccination clinic in May at Richmond Raceway. The school division and the Virginia Department of Health will hold a free walk-in clinic at Brookland Middle School Aug. 18.
HCPS students take part in a vaccination clinic in May at Richmond Raceway. The school division and the Virginia Department of Health will hold a free walk-in clinic at Brookland Middle School Aug. 18.

Henrico, Va. Aug. 13, 2021 — A recent walk-in vaccination clinic at Brookland Middle School was so well attended that Henrico County Public Schools and the Virginia Department of Health have added another free clinic at the school Aug. 18. Middle and high school students can get a variety of vaccinations, and any family member can get a first or second COVID-19 vaccine.

“The immunization clinics have been a great success, and we’re capitalizing on that momentum,” said Robin Gilbert, the school division’s supervisor of student health services. “We’ll continue to vaccinate people against COVID-19, TDaP, HPV and meningococcal. We’ll be providing the second COVID-19 vaccine to those who visited us at our initial events. But students and families can still come get their first COVID-19 shot at the Aug. 18 event. We will help them onsite to locate an event or location for their follow-up shot in 21 days.”

Depending on age and grade, students can get vaccinated for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, HPV, meningococcal virus and COVID-19. Who can get vaccines and who is required to get them:

  • Meningococcal vaccine: Only rising seventh- and 12th-graders can receive vaccinations. Required for students entering seventh and 12th grade.
  • TDaP vaccine: Students ages 11 or older can be vaccinated. Required for students entering seventh grade.
  • HPV vaccine: Students ages 11 or older can be vaccinated. Not required for enrollment.
  • COVID-19 vaccine: Anyone (student or family) 12 years old and older can be vaccinated. Not required for enrollment. The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, which was granted emergency authorization by the FDA for those 12 and older in response to the pandemic, will be available for students. It is also expected to be the vaccine available for adults at the clinics.

Eligible students can get as many as four vaccines at one time (or over the course of two clinics). No appointment is necessary and there is no cost.

Walk-in Summer Comprehensive Vaccination Clinic by HCPS and VDH

Who: All students entering grades 7 or higher, and/or those ages 12 and older (for the COVID-19 vaccine)
When: Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 2-4 p.m.
Where: Brookland Middle School (9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va.)

More information and consent forms are available by going to www.henricoschools.us and clicking on the link under “Division News.”

Students receiving vaccination at HCPS clinic.