October 21, 2021
Media Contact: Norfolk Health Department Public Information OfficerMegan Shearin, Megan.Shearin@vdh.virginia.gov, 757-805-7081
Norfolk Health Department Co-Sponsors Free Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations This Saturday at Booker T. Washington High School
NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Public Health, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, will hold a vaccination clinic this Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School located at 1111 Park Avenue, Norfolk.
The clinic will offer first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine as well as booster vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for anyone ages 12 and up. Those under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompany them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Any Virginian 65 years and older, or those 18 and above who have underlying medical conditions or live or work in a high risk setting, and who received the second dose of their Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 6 months or more ago are eligible for the free booster vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. 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.
No registration is required for this community vaccine clinic and walk-ins are welcome.
“We will continue to work with our community partners and schools to help our communities reach their vaccination and booster goals,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, interim director for the Norfolk and Portsmouth Health Districts. “We welcome anyone ages 12 and up to come out to a local Norfolk public school on Saturday to be vaccinated for the first time or those Virginians who are eligible to receive a booster dose to protect yourself and your family.”
This Norfolk community clinic is presented with cooperation and support from the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Booker T. Washington High School Parent Teacher Association, with vaccines provided by the Hampton University Mobile Unit.
Second vaccines will be given to individuals who have received their first Pfizer vaccination on Saturday, Nov. 13.
CDC guidelines recommend continuing to wear a mask correctly, staying at least six feet from others outside of your household, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.
For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757)-683-2745.
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