Eastern Region Health Departments Announces Mobile Vaccination Clinics Locations in Portsmouth and Newport News

June 4, 2021

Media Contact: Larry Hill, public information officer, Eastern Region, larry.hill@vdh.virginia.gov

Eastern Region Health Departments Announces Mobile Vaccination Clinics Locations in Portsmouth and Newport News

(Norfolk, Va.)  — The Virginia Department of Health, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and other supporting partners, has announced the dates and locations of its third week of mobile vaccination clinics. These clinics will be in the Portsmouth and Peninsula Health Districts.

Designed to reach unvaccinated Virginians at times and places that are closer and more convenient, these mobile clinics will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in a series of local clinics, primarily in rural and underserved areas where vaccine access can be challenging.

These vendor-operated, mobile vaccination clinics will move from place to place to support local health department efforts in the region and across the state.

The dates and locations for the clinics are:

Date          Time                        Location

June 7        10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Grove Baptist Church, 5910 W. Norfolk Road, Portsmouth, 23703

June 7        3 to 5 p.m.                Churchland Library, 4934 High St. W, Portsmouth, 23703

June 8        9 a.m. to noon         Cradock Rec Center, Allen Road, Portsmouth, 23702

June 8        1 to 4 p.m.                Port Norfolk Supermarket, 301 Mt. Vernon Ave., Portsmouth, 23707

June 9        9 a.m. to noon         Portsmouth Visitor’s Center, 6 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, 23704

June 10      4 to 8 p.m.                Warwick Mobile Home Community 1 Commercial Place, Newport News, 23606

The vaccinations are free and easy to get.  No appointments are needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

These mobile clinics will offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, thus eliminating the need to return for second-dose shots. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine makes it convenient to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s safe and effective. One dose and you’re done! For more information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/05/JJInformation.pdf.

To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or vaccinefinder.org. You can learn more about the vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.

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