October 28, 2021
Media Contact: Norfolk Health Department Public Information Officer Megan Shearin, Megan.Shearin@vdh.virginia.gov, 757-805-7081
Norfolk Health Department Offers Free Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations, Boosters at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church October 30
NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Department of Public Health is pleased to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church located at 1057 Kennedy Street, Norfolk.
The clinic will offer first, second and third dose of the Pfizer vaccine as well as the Pfizer booster vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for anyone ages 12 and up (vaccination for kids ages 5-11 will not be available at this event).
Those under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompany them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
For individuals who received either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, a single booster is recommended at least six months after completion of their initial series for those populations who are 65 years of age and older, those living in long-term care facilities, and those 18 years of age and up who are at increased risk due to underlying medical conditions or where they work or live. A single booster is recommended at least two months after completion of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines for those 18 years of age and up. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Consider talking to a healthcare provider if you have concerns about which brand of booster to take.
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.
“Vaccination remains the best way to end the pandemic. Those individuals who are unvaccinated are at the highest risk of severe illness and death due to COVID-19 and we will continue to work with our community partners to help those in our community get their vaccine as soon as possible,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, interim director for the Norfolk Health District.
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, contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757)-683-2745.
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