Vaccine & Rapid Test Resources

Vaccine Resources 

Vaccine and Eligibility

Everyone over the age of 5 years old is eligible to receive a vaccine in Virginia, no matter which health district you live or work in.

The Virginia Department of Health Offers Vaccine Scheduler Assistance

Anyone over the age of 5 can receive a covid-19 vaccine. The VDH has created a tool that will help you search your area for available vaccine appointments online or you can call the call center. The call center can help you schedule an appointment, or answer questions you might have. They are available Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to take your call. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 additional languages. Video assistance in American Sign Language is available by clicking the "ASL NOW" on their website.

United States Department of Health and Human Services Covid-19 Vaccine Finder

Works with pharmacies and local health organizations to help schedule free covid-19 vaccines for anyone over the age of 5 that wants one.


Testing Resources 

The Appomattox Regional Library System has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to distribute free COVID-19 Antigen at-home test kits. Tests are available for those with an immediate need or who will soon need a test result. Limit 2 per household. If ARLS is out of tests please visit the VDH website for local testing events. 

Local VDH Testing Sites and Community testing Events










Rapid test distribution is available through curbside service only. Please do not enter the building to request your kit.  Call the curbside service phone number posted at each location and a kit will be delivered to the curbside pickup table at that location.  ARLS Locations & Hours.

Testing may not be done inside the library.  Users will need a mobile device or computer to create an account and to join a virtual testing session with an eMed assistant who guides users through the testing process. Once the test has been completed, the user will receive a test result within 15 minutes, and eMed will report the results to VDH.

Library staff are not able to answer questions about the test or the results. For more information about the project, please read the VDH FAQs (STACC FAQs for Community Members) and also visit their website.


Common Questions

  • Tests are available for those with an immediate need or who will soon need a test result. 
  • The tests have expiration dates and are not meant to be stored for future use.
  • An individual will need an internet connection, an internet-enabled device (computer, mobile phone, or tablet) with a webcam or front-facing camera, microphone, and speaker for the testing session, and a valid photo ID to show the eMed virtual guide.
  • Valid forms of ID include driver's license, passport, passport card, birth certificate, state-issued identification card, military ID card, and official school ID.
  • Library staff are not able to answer questions about the test or the results.
  • Contact your primary healthcare provider to discuss the results. 
  • Please contact the testing service or VDH about the test.

To contact VDH

To learn more about the testing service