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Updated October 10, 2023


On September 12, 2023, the FDA and CDC authorized a new mRNA Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the 2023-2024 respiratory season for individuals 6 months of age and older. This vaccine replaces the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and were developed to target the XBB.1.5 variant but demonstrate neutralizing antibodies across multiple strains. A revised formulation for Novavax, the only non-mRNA vaccine, is pending FDA approval.  


You do not have to be a patient of Riverside to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule an appointment for primary vaccination or your booster shot, please see the below options:
• Existing Riverside patients can schedule through their Riverside MyChart account
• Call 757-534-5050 to schedule
• For those who live on the Eastern Shore, please call (757)442-6600 to schedule.

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.

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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