FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 29, 2021
Media Contact: Larry Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-683-9175
Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center is the Leading Vaccination Center in the State
Testing Continues on Mondays
(NORFOLK, Va.)— The Community Vaccination Center (CVC), at the former Macy’s Department Store location at Military Circle Mall (MCM) located at 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk is achieving the highest vaccination numbers of all CVCs in the state. Since the MCM’s reopening as a CVC on October 9, the MCM has provided 5,719 vaccines.
Attributed to the continuing presence of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and supporting partners in continuing vaccinations at this site through the summer through regional health department efforts, Dr. Parham Jaberi, Chief Deputy Commissioner for VDH and Acting Director for Norfolk and Portsmouth Health Districts touts this as “a great success for the region.” He explained, “regional vaccination numbers increased significantly this week with the expansion and approval of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, however, given concerns around vaccine access and hesitancy in the region, the overall ability to vaccinate several hundred individuals each day and upwards of 1000 individuals on a single day (1037 individuals vaccinated on Tuesday, October 26), the MCM is clearly helping the region meet its vaccination goals.”
All COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be offered at the MCM including, first, second and third doses, as well as booster doses. VDH is awaiting final approval of the Pfizer vaccines for 5-11 year which is expected to happened imminently and will likely be available next week.
All vaccine doses remain FREE to the public. The MCM community vaccination center is open 10 am to 7:30 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
To make a vaccination appointment, visit Norfolk/VAB and input “23502” into the zip code search bar to schedule an appointment at the Military Circle Mall community vaccination center, or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. The Norfolk COVID-19 hotline (757) 683-2745 can also assist with general questions.
Those who have an appointment should plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to the appointment time. Anyone who has received a prior COVID-19 vaccine should bring their vaccine card or their vaccine record with a QR code. If you need a copy of your vaccine record, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov. Those under 18 years of age require the presence of a parent or guardian. To learn more about COVID-19, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia/.
FREE COVID-19 Testing at the MCM will be held Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. through the end of the year. Testing hours were briefly increased the past two weeks but is returning to the 2-6 pm time frame. On Monday, October 25, there were 121 COVID-19 tests provided.
Testing is available for ages 3 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only PCR testing is available at the MCM; rapid testing is not available.
Testing is provide at no charge, identification is not required, and pre-registration is not needed. Dr. Jaberi notes that VDH has worked to make testing as accessible as possible and ask individuals, “Just show up!”
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