October 1, 2021
Media Contact: Larry Hill, public information officer, Virginia Department of Health, email@example.com
Military Circle Mall Site Continues Free COVID-19 Vaccinations, Testing Week of October 4
(Norfolk-Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is pleased to continue offering FREE COVID-19 vaccinations and testing at the Military Circle Mall (MCM) located at 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk. Testing will continue on Monday, however vaccinations will be provided only on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
“Individuals across Hampton Roads continue to access the Military Circle Mall site for vaccination and testing,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, acting health director for Norfolk and Portsmouth Health Departments. He shared, “320 individuals presented for vaccinations on Tuesday (9/28), 82 on Wednesday (9/29) and 196 on Thursday (9/30).” Testing demand remains steady at the MCM; Dr. Jaberi reports “124 individuals were tested on Monday (9/27).”
With the final approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of COVID19 booster doses for older Americans and other high-risk populations who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, VDH anticipates increasing demand for vaccines. Plans are now underway in coordination with the City of Norfolk to expand operations and hours at the MCM starting as early as next Saturday, October 9. More information will be released middle of next week on the extended hours and how the public can register for appointments.
For next week’s vaccination clinics and expanded operations at the MCM, booster doses will be provided for those who have previously received a Pfizer vaccine, meet clinical eligibility criteria, and have had at least 6 months elapse since receipt of their 2nd Pfizer dose. In addition, VDH welcomes those seeking to get a 3rd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if immunocompromised, or any one age 12 and up who is seeking to begin their COVID-19 vaccinations. Those under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompany them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION clinics at the MCM:
- Tuesday, October 5, from 2 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walk-ins accepted, but advanced registration is encouraged. Those who would like to register for a specific time should visit the links below:
October 5, from 2 to 6 p.m.
October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE COVID-19 TESTING at the MCM will continue on Mondays including this Monday, October 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. Testing is available for ages 3 and up. Minors must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration is needed. Just walk right in. PCR testing only. Rapid testing is not available.
Masks are required while attending the vaccination and testing clinics at the MCM. Please also bring identification (ID) with you; accommodations may be made for those without an ID. For those seeking a second or third dose, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card. If you have misplaced or lost your card, you may visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ to request a new record.
For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757) 683-2745.
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