(Norfolk-Va.) – With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth, public health officials urge residents to become vaccinated as soon as possible to prevent further spread of illness.
Dr. Parham Jaberi, Acting Health Director for the Norfolk and Virginia Beach Health Departments, notes that “In Virginia, only 1% of all COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths between late January and June of 2021 have occurred in fully vaccinated individuals whereas 99% of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have occurred in non-fully vaccinated individuals.” In other words, “the vaccines work.”
To facilitate access to vaccinations, VDH will continue its regional vaccination collaborative at the Military Circle Mall (located at 880 N Military Highway) through the end of July and is looking to extend into August.
The clinics next week will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Walk-ins will be accepted, but advanced registration is encouraged. Those who would like to register for a specific time should visit the links below:
July 20, 2021 01:30 PM to 07:30 PM
July 22, 2021 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Vaccines are available for individuals ages 12 and up. Children 12-17 are authorized for the Pfizer vaccine only. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian accompanying them in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer (two dose), Moderna (two dose) and J&J (one dose) vaccines will be available.
Masks are required while attending the vaccination clinic at the Military Circle Mall. Please also bring identification (ID) with you; accommodations may be made for those without an ID. There is no cost to receive the vaccine.
For those who are seeking a second vaccine dose, please be sure to bring your COVID-19 vaccination record card. If you have misplaced or lost your card, you may visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/immunization-record-request-form/ to request a new record.
Getting a Covid-19 vaccine is the most important thing that can be done to stop the spread of the virus.
For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757) 683-2745.