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Virginia Beach Public Health leaders encouraging vaccinations as COVID cases rise

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, health leaders in Virginia Beach are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated or boosted. The latest data from the Virginia Department of Health shows cases are slowly increasing. Friday, state health leaders reported more than 2,600 new infections. Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Nurse Manager Laurie Shaw said we need to continue to remember to take precautions. “We’re definitely seeing the cases going up, but that’s also because we’re relaxed,” Shaw said. “We’re not wearing masks, we’re going to events, we had spring break, we had different celebrations that are going on- getting ready for graduations.” ... “Think of it like the flu. What do we do every year for the flu? We prepare,” Shaw said. “We know we need to get the shot for the flu- and that’s the thing: the boosting and the vaccinations are the two key areas.”



Virginia COVID numbers are climbing.  Is another surge on the way?

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Just as life feels like it’s starting to get back to normal, COVID-19 cases are climbing in Virginia. The number of positive cases is twice as high as it was at the beginning of April and up 27% in the past week, according to the Virginia Department of Health. “Overall, we are still in a much better place than we were in January with the omicron surge, but this is a sign that we need to continue to be vigilant,” said Dr. Lisa Thanjan with the Virginia Department of Health. … “We have a high proportion of people that are vaccinated and we also have a high number of people who have recently contracted the illness So we don’t expect a large surge with the current variants,” said Thanjan. … “But people still should not look at this as a mild virus. People can still get really sick. This is especially true for unvaccinated individuals,” the doctor said. Her advice, if you have sniffles or a sore throat, get tested. If you’re COVID-19 positive, quarantine for five days, then mask up for five more and stay away from those at high risk for severe complications.




(Virginia Beach, Va.) – The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will host a FREE COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday May 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at

                                          More Than Conqueror's Church    1101 Eaglewood Drive   Virginia Beach, VA  23454

Being fully vaccinated and boosted remains our best defense to reduce the spread and diminish serious illness and hospitalization. Visit to make an appointment today.

All vaccines will be available at the clinic including boosters. A second booster is now recommended for certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine at least 4 months ago. Those who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. A consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended to decide whether or not to receive a second booster.

Ages 5-17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Appointments for Wednesday are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted. Visit the links below to schedule your appointment time

Tuesday May 17, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

More Than Conqueror's Church    1101 Eaglewood Drive   Virginia Beach, VA  23454


Pfizer (5-11)

Pfizer (12+)


Johnson & Johnson