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COVID-19 Vaccine Update: All Adults Now Eligible for a Booster Vaccine

To protect yourself and your family, the Virginia Department of Health recommends that individuals who are 18 and older should receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • For the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, boosters are recommended 6 months after the 2nd dose.
  • For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the booster dose is recommended 2 months after the first dose.

Apply for Income Assistance

It is important that every family in Virginia has enough money to meet their basic needs. The Department of Social Services can help struggling families through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. 


Get Help Covering Essential Services Through Virginia CommonHelp

In these difficult times, many Virginians are looking for assistance with essential services. Virginia CommonHelp makes it easy for you to apply for multiple Department of Social Services programs using one online application.


Open Enrollment Season is Here

Through December 31, 2021, some Medicaid members are able to change their health plan for any reason. If you are eligible for this plan selection period, you should have received a yellow letter in the mail.


Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update: The FDA Approves Vaccine for Children Ages 5 - 11

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11. You can now make sure your children are protected at school, during sports activities, and when they are spending time with friends.