COVID-19 Updates

Anyone 6 months or older can receive a COVID-19 immunization.

Updated May 11, 2023

COVID-19 Immunization Eligibility

Adults aged 18 years and older

RAHC offers COVID-19 immunizations to adults aged 18 years and older.

Please call or send a text message to (540) 464-8700 to schedule an appointment.

Pediatrics 6 months – 17 years old

Rockbridge Area Health Center offers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 immunizations for children ages six months – 17 years old.

Please call (540) 464-8700 and dial extension 7162 or 7183 to schedule an appointment for pediatric COVID-19 immunizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for COVID-19 testing at RAHC?

As of May 11, 2023, the end of the Public Health Emergency, only established medical patients are eligible for PCR COVID-19 testing.

Where can I get a COVID-19 self-test kit?

Self-test kits are available to the general public at RAHC while supplies last. Inquire at the front desk.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, do not enter the building. Remain in your vehicle and call (540) 464-8700 option 1, and a representative will bring one to you.

Free self-test kits are also available at

How do I know if I am up to date on my COVID-19 vaccines?

Everyone aged six years and older:

You are up to date when you get one updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether you have received any original COVID-19 vaccines.

Children aged six months — 5 years who got the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine:

You are up to date if you are:

  • Aged 6 Months—4 years and you get 3 COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least 1 updated COVID-19 dose.
  • Aged 5 years and you get at least 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Children aged 6 months—5 years who got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

You areup to date when you get 2 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Do I need an additional updated COVID-19 Vaccine?

Some people may get additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines:

  • People aged 65 years and older may get 1 additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine 4 or more months after the 1st updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get 1 additional dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine 2 or more months after the 1st updated COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider about additional updated doses.

What is an updated COVID-19 vaccine?

The updated vaccines are called “updated” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5. Two COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, have developed updated COVID-19 vaccines.

If we need an updated COVID-19 vaccine, are the vaccines working?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, public health experts are seeing reduced protection over time against mild and moderate disease, especially among certain populations which is why vaccination recommendations are updated.

Do I need an appointment to get a COVID-19 immunization?

Yes, please call or send a text message to (540) 464-8700 to schedule a COVID-19 immunization appointment.

For pediatric COVID-19 immunization appointments, call (540) 464-8700 extension 7162 or 7183.

Visitor Guidelines

In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading disease, the Rockbridge Area Health Center has instituted visitor restrictions.

If a patient is having an in-person visit, the following visitor guidelines have been put in place to help reduce the spread of disease and to keep our patients and employees safe. If the patient is uncomfortable with an in-person visit, we encourage patients to consider telehealth visits whenever possible.

  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • All visitors will be screened when entering the building
  • Do not enter the building if you are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19.
  • Practice social distancing and remain six feet from patients when possible.