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(WTKR)  -  VDH reopens Military Circle vaccination center, monkeypox and COVID-19 vaccines offered on different days
Starting Monday, September 12, shots will be going into arms once again at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Health is reopening its Community Vaccination Clinic at the site, but services are going to look a little different. VDH says it will offer the two-dose JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. … The COVID-19 vaccine, including the new bivalent booster targeting specific strains, will be given Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting September 17.   <<More information here.


(13News Now) -  Community Vaccination Center opens Monday in Norfolk
The Virginia Department of Health announced Saturday that the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at the Military Circle Mall will open Monday. … “We welcome this joint effort by the City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach Health Department and the Norfolk Health Department,” Norfolk and Portsmouth Acting Health Director, Dr. Sulola Adekoya said of the new clinic hours. “We encourage those in need of a monkeypox or COVID-19 vaccination, to take advantage of this free opportunity.”  <<Full details here.



(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA )  - September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Household Ready?

The Atlantic Hurricane season has been quiet since officially starting in June; however, tropical activity has picked up over the last week with recently formed storms, Hurricanes Danielle and Earl, remaining offshore and additional tropical disturbances off the coast of Africa. As we reach the historical peak of hurricane season, now is the perfect time to stay aware of the current tropical storm environment through the National Hurricane Center and prepare your household for a weather emergency or other hazardous event.

As the saying goes, “Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst,” is the best way to approach emergency preparedness. It’s important to evaluate what you need to do to protect your home, family or business before a storm is upon us with these three simple steps:

  • Build a kit
  • Have a plan
  • Stay informed

Check out these resources for details on developing a plan, preparing your emergency kit and staying informed:



13 News (NORFOLK, Va.) --   The Fentanyl Crisis: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope

Fentanyl continues to drive overdose deaths in Virginia. Statewide, the synthetic opioid contributed to 76.5% of the 2,656 overdose deaths in 2021, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The community of people who've lost loved ones to the drug is quickly growing, many looking for ways to draw focus to a problem they believe is not getting enough attention. … <More information.>



NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY)  -  Military Circle site to be used again for vaccinations

10 On Your Side has confirmed the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk will be providing vaccinations again, starting this month. COVID-19 vaccinations will resume in the former Macy’s store in the mall on Saturdays, beginning September 17, according to Bob Engle with the Virginia Beach Health Department. … <<Read more.>>


(RICHMOND, Va.)  -  Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Available - Beginning September 6

Effective immediately, eligible residents of Virginia are able to schedule appointments with their healthcare providers to receive the new, free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The new updated boosters are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant that initially emerged in the United States in November 2021.  “The elderly and those with significant chronic disease remain at the highest risk of severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19,” said State Health Commissioner Colin M. Greene, MD, MPH.  “Being vaccinated and boosted significantly reduces this risk.”

People with questions about the vaccine and their individual situations are advised to contact their healthcare providers.

To find free vaccination opportunities near you, visit or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.