(NORFOLK, Va.) – The Norfolk Department of Public Health is offering free COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, August 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Maury High School, 322 Shirley Drive.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for individuals ages 12 and up. No appointments are needed and walk ups are welcome. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.
“We know that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is in our community,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, acting district health director for Norfolk. “Vaccination is the best way to protect our communities, our families and our loved ones.”
Individuals coming for a second vaccine dose should bring their COVID-19 vaccination record card. Third doses are available for those who are immunocompromised, such as organ transplant recipients, individuals actively being treated for cancer, individuals who have HIV, or individuals who are receiving any other treatment that affects their immune system. If you have misplaced or lost your card, call 804-864-8055 or visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/immunization-record-request-form/ to request a new record.
New CDC guidelines recommend continuing to wear a mask correctly, staying at least six feet from others outside of your household, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.
To find a vaccination site near you, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or www.vaccines.gov. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website.