Anyone who is eligible can register for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Adults 18 Years and older

Rockbridge Area Health Center offers the Moderna (marketed under Spikevax) and Pfizer (marketed as Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for adults aged 18 years and older.

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

Click here to pre-register online for an adult COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series for Adults aged 18 years and older
Moderna (Spikevax) 2 doses given 4-8 weeks apart
Pfizer (Comirnaty) 2 doses given 3-8 weeks apart

 Talk to your healthcare or vaccine provider about the timing for the 2nd dose in your primary series.

COVID-19 Booster Shots for Adults aged 18 years and older
1st Booster

The CDC recommends a booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for:

  • Most people, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series
  • Most people, at least 2 months after the primary dose of J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
2nd Booster

CDC recommends a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

 People ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can choose to get a 2nd booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after their 1st booster. The 2nd booster is not required to be considered up to date for people ages 18 through 49 years who got a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and 1st booster.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines and Booster Shots for children aged 6 months – 18 years old

Rockbridge Area Health Center offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots for children ages 6 months – 18 years old.

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

6 months – less than 5 years
Primary Series 3 doses
Initial 2 doses given 3 weeks apart
3rd dose 8 weeks after 2nd dose
Booster Boosters are not recommended for anyone in this age group at this time.
 5 – 11 Years
Primary Series 2 doses, given 3–8 weeks apart
1st Booster

CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for:

  • Most children and teens, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • Children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
2nd Booster 2nd Boosters are not recommended for anyone in this age group at this time.
12 – 18 Years
Primary Series 2 doses, given 3–8 weeks apart
1st Booster

CDC recommends a booster of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for:

  • Most children and teens, at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.
  • Children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, at least 3 months after the final dose in the primary series
2nd Booster CDC recommends a 2nd booster of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the 1st booster for children and teens who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

 

Children who will turn from 4 years to 5 years of age between any doses in the primary series may receive:

  • A 2-dose primary series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for use in individuals 5 through 11 years of age

OR

  • A 3-dose primary series, initiated with Pfizer 6 months to under 5 years of age.  Each of doses 2 and 3 may be with Pfizer 6 months through 4 years of age or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for use in individuals 5 years through 11 years of age.

Children who will turn from 11 years to 12 years of age between doses in the primary regimen may receive, for any dose in the primary series:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for use in individuals 5 through 11 years of age

OR

  • Comirnaty or the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine authorized for use in individuals 12 years of age and older.

Important information for a pleasant vaccination experience:

    • There is a 15-30 minute observation period once the dose is administered.
    • Please wear clothes that allow easy access to your shoulder area.
    • Please do not take selfies when getting the shot.
    • People who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience mild COVID-19-like symptoms as a result of the vaccine, which is not an adverse reaction, but rather normal signs that your body is building protection.
    • Be sure to bring your Vaccination Record Card if visiting for your 2nd dose, booster shot, or an additional primary dose of the vaccine.
    • Bring a photo ID.
    • Bring your health insurance card.

    Remember:

    • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
    • It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is the vaccine going to cost? Am I going to get a bill?

    There is no cost to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. RAHC doesn’t bill for the vaccine but does bill for the administration of the vaccine which is covered by insurance. Patients without insurance will not be billed for the administration of the vaccine.

    Insured patients will need to provide complete coverage information—Front and Back Copy of the Insurance card(s), Member ID, Group Number, and Subscriber information.

    I lost my COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. How can I get proof of vaccination?

    Visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request Portal where you can save or print your COVID-19 vaccination record.