Navigating COVID-19

Updated January 17, 2021

On January 5, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 booster doses for those 12-15. The CDC now recommends that those age 12-17 years of age should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer vaccination series.

The following Riverside Primary Care practices will offer the COVID-19 booster shots for children 12-17 years of age.


You do not have to be a patient of Riverside to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment for your child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please see the below options:

  • Existing Riverside patients can schedule through their Riverside MyChart account.
  • Call 757-534-5050 to schedule

If you live on the Eastern Shore, Pediatric patients may receive vaccines through Eastern Shore Rural Health or the Health Department.


Riverside Health System COVID-19 Vaccine Update 

Riverside Health System encourages everyone who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine to get one as soon as possible. The vaccines have been given to millions of people around the world and have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing serious illness and hospitalization.

You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccine online and learn more about who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and how to schedule a appointment.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

Even after you receive the vaccine, you may be able to pick up the virus, carry it and give it to others. Please continue to follow state and national safety guidelines. While vaccine distribution is an essential part of our COVID-19 response, it will take many months before a large portion of the population can be vaccinated. Efforts like wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and practicing hand hygiene remain essential to reduce the spread.

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