August 13, 2021
Media Contact: Larry Hill, public information officer, Eastern Region, firstname.lastname@example.org
Free COVID-19 Vaccinations August 17 and August 19 at Military Circle Mall
(Norfolk-Va.) – With the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the Delta Virus across the Commonwealth, public health officials urge residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible to prevent further spread of illness. The virus is taking advantage of those unvaccinated. All three vaccines are available.
“The number of COVID cases in Hampton Roads has been sharply increasing over the last several weeks. The number of patients being hospitalized is likewise increasing. Models project that this surge will continue into September. It is absolutely critical for our community members to be vaccinated as soon as possible to slow down the spread of COVID-19, including cases due to the Delta variant,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, Acting Health Director for the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Health Departments.
To facilitate access to vaccinations, VDH continues its regional vaccination collaborative at the Military Circle Mall (located at 880 N Military Highway). First and second doses are welcome. The clinics next week will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins will be accepted, but advanced registration is encouraged. Those who would like to register for a specific time should visit the links below:
August 17, 2021 2 to 6 p.m.
All vaccines – https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/2561505292
August 19, 2021 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All vaccines – https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5921680332
Vaccines are available for individuals ages 12 and up. Children 12-17 are authorized for the Pfizer vaccine only. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompanying them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer (two dose), Moderna (two dose) and J&J (one dose) vaccines will be available.
Masks are required while attending the vaccination clinic at the Military Circle Mall. Please also bring identification (ID) with you; accommodations may be made for those without an ID. There is no cost to receive the vaccine.
For those who are seeking a second vaccine dose, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card. If you have misplaced or lost your card, you may visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/immunization-record-request-form/ to request a new record.
Getting a Covid-19 vaccine is the most important thing that can be done to stop the spread of the virus.
For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757) 683-2745.
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