October 15, 2021
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The Military Circle Mall Continues Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations Tuesday-Saturday and Expands Testing Hours on Mondays
NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia Department Health (VDH) continues operations at the regional state-run Community Vaccination Center (CVC), at the former Macy’s Department Store location at Military Circle Mall (MCM) located at 880 N. Military Highway, Norfolk.
“This week the CVC has provided more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccinations and 42 COVID-19 tests,” said Acting District Director for Norfolk and Portsmouth Health Departments and VDH Chief Deputy Commissioner Dr. Parham Jaberi. “While the MCM has the capacity to provide more vaccinations per day than provided in the past week, the steady influx demonstrates the continued need and interest by the community to receive the Pfizer booster or other COVID-19 vaccines.”
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 invited to make an appointment for a free booster vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, individuals who need to receive their first or second dose of any vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson), or those who are immunosuppressed and need a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine may also receive them at no cost at the Norfolk site.
FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations: The former Macy’s location will be offering vaccination appointments from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
To find an appointment, Visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov 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. Have vaccine questions or need help scheduling? Contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline at (757) 683-2745. Appointments are encouraged when possible to reduce wait times but walk-ins will also be accepted.
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. Anyone 12 years or older who lives or works in Virginia is eligible to be vaccinated. 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 continue to be held Mondays with NEW HOURS from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 18 and 25. With the expanded testing hours (from 2-6pm), VDH hopes to make testing more accessible to the community.
Testing is available for ages 3 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration is needed. Just walk right in. PCR testing only. Rapid testing is not available.