COVID-19 Updates

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

Updated October 9, 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 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.

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

Beginning September 25, every U.S. household can again place an order at to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. Before You Throw Out “Expired” Tests: Check FDA’s website to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.

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

The number of recommended doses depends on COVID-19 vaccines previously received, their age, and whether the person has a weak immune system. Patients should consult with their primary care provider for specific recommendations.

Do I need an additional updated COVID-19 Vaccine?

People aged 6 months and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional updated COVID-19 vaccine doses 2 or more months after the last recommended COVID-19 vaccine.

Talk to your healthcare provider about additional updated doses.

What is an updated COVID-19 vaccine?

As of September 12, 2023, the 2023–2024 updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were recommended by CDC for use in the United States.

The 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines more closely target the XBB lineage of the Omicron variant and could restore protection against severe COVID-19 that may have decreased over time.

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 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.
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