April 13, 2021
Media Contact: Larry Hill, 757-683-8175
Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts Move to Covid-19 Vaccination Phase 2
(Newport News, Va.) The Virginia Department of Health’s Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts (HPHD) will begin to vaccinate the general public beginning on April 14, 2021. This means that anyone sixteen years or older who lives and works in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County can participate in vaccination clinics. On April 18, 2021, all of Virginia will move to Phase 2.
“We are pleased with the progress we have made in vaccinations in our community and look forward to expanding the vaccination opportunities to the general population,” said Dr. Natasha Dwamena, MD, MPH, FACOG, Health Director for both Districts. “We will continue ongoing outreach efforts to provide access to the vulnerable populations in our communities that may still remain unregistered but want to be vaccinated.”
Vaccine supply is increasing and the health districts and all partners in Operation Vaccinate the Peninsula are devoting every available resource in the effort to vaccinate anyone wanting it. To find a vaccination site go to https://vaccinefinder.org/search/ and enter the zip code. Available clinics within 25 miles will display. Each display has a link that will allow an individual to schedule. Pre-registration is no longer required. The six localities, each health system and the health districts will also display scheduling links on their websites.
Please follow these guidelines at the vaccination site:
- Please plan to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Too many people arriving too early causes backups.
- Appointments are required at all locations for COVID-19 vaccination in our area. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
- Remember to continue masking and social distancing outside your household and wash your hands.
For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).