COVID-19 Vaccines

Hampton-Peninsula Health District distributes COVID-19 vaccines

Interested in receiving the vaccine? Go to vaccines.gov to find and schedule a vaccine appointment near you!

Across the Greater Peninsula, your local health district is working hard to distribute the COVID-19 vaccines in an equitable and timely fashion. If you have questions about the safety, efficacy, or timing of the vaccines, please contact the health district in which you live and work. Whether you are in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson, or York County, we can connect you to the resources you need to make an informed decision about vaccination.

Get the facts about the vaccine: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/


Virginia COVID Information Center

1-877-VAX-IN-VA • 8am-8pm
1-877-829-4682

If you have any questions or need assistance, you may call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682) seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you provided a phone number when you pre-registered, a representative can update your record for you over the phone. Service is available immediately in English and Spanish, with real-time interpreter services available in any of more than 100 languages as needed. TTY users may call 7-1-1.


Scheduling a Vaccine Appointment

There are multiple avenues to schedule and receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

  1. Your healthcare provider- contact your healthcare provider and ask if they are providing COVID-19 vaccines.
  2. Your local pharmacy- most local pharmacies and grocery stores are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. A community vaccination event. You can learn about community vaccination events by following the Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts’ Facebook page, as well as Riverside, Sentara, and other major health systems’ social media accounts.
  4. The Hampton & Peninsula Health District- We offer Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J (both 18+). You can call 757-594-8482 to make an appointment, or you can walk-in!
    1. The vaccine and testing clinics at the Hampton Health District (3130 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23661) will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the vaccine clinic operating from 8:30 a.m. -noon, a closure from noon – 1 p.m. for lunch, and the testing clinic operating from 1p.m. – 3 p.m. The Peninsula Health District (416 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601) will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the vaccine clinic operating from 8:30 a.m. -noon, a closure from noon – 1 p.m. for lunch, and the testing clinic operating from 1p.m. – 3 p.m. Both sites will be closed on Fridays for community vaccination events and homebound vaccination and testing.
  5. If you don’t want to schedule your vaccine at any of these locations, you can go to vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you:
    1. Go to vaccines.gov and enter your zip code. All locations offering a COVID-19 vaccine will populate your dashboard.
    2. Select a clinic with available vaccine, and check appointment availability.
    3. Follow the clinic instructions, and schedule your appointment.
    4. Arrive no earlier than 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, and bring a photo ID if you have one.
    5. Continue to check your locality and our own social media pages, as we will occasionally share clinic links to schedule appointments on our Facebook page.

FAQ

Who is eligible for a booster dose at Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts?

What vaccines do you offer at Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts?

  • Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts offer the following vaccines and doses, as permitted by the CDC.
    • Moderna – 1st dose, 2nd dose, 3rd dose for immunocompromised patients, booster dose
      • Moderna Kids 6mo-5yr
      • Moderna Kids 6yr-11yr
    • Pfizer – 1st dose, 2nd dose, 3rd dose for immunocompromised patients, booster dose
      • Pfizer Kids 6mo-4yr
      • Pfizer Kids 5yr-11yr
    • Please call 757-594-8482 to schedule your vaccine today!

Are you offering testing at the Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts?

  • Yes, we offer rapid testing only, not PCR.
  • Testing is available at the Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts at our Hampton Health District main office and Peninsula Health District main office.
    • Hampton Health District: 3130 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23661
    • Peninsula Health District: 416 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
  • We have limited test kits available, you must schedule an appointment by calling 757-594-8482.
  • Testing is for ages 5 and up.

What if I lost my vaccine card?

  • Use the Self-Service Portal to access your Vaccination RecordSearch for your COVID-19 vaccine record at Vaccination Record Request Portal. Once you have accessed your record, it can be saved, printed, or downloaded as a PDF. Your vaccination record will only show COVID-19 immunizations.
    If you received vaccines out of state or if a federal agency administered your vaccines, they will not show up in this self-serve portal.
    This portal is not a “vaccine passport” but serves as a way to prove you were vaccinated for COVID-19.
    For additional questions, email the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) help desk at vaccinerecord@vdh.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA.

When am I considered fully vaccinated?

  • In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ± 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. If you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

What can I do once I am fully vaccinated?

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
    If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested 3 days before travel by air into the United States (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
    You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
    People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

Any other questions are likely answered by VDH’s FAQ: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/