(Norfolk-Va.) – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reminds everyone that many locations are available throughout the region and across the Commonwealth for individuals seeking COVID-19 testing. As testing demand has increased across the region, VDH will continue to offer free testing at Military Circle Mall (MCM). Please note, testing days will change from Wednesdays to Mondays. Starting next week, Wednesdays will be dedicated as an additional day for vaccinations, thus vaccinations will be available Tuesday through Thursday at the MCM (located at 880 N Military Highway).
Dr. Parham Jaberi, Acting Health Director for the Norfolk Health Department reports that the number of individuals interested in vaccinations has been on the rise over the last several weeks. He notes, “This past Tuesday (9/7) there were 382 individuals presenting for vaccinations, and 246 on Thursday (9/9).” This includes immunocompromised individuals now seeking a 3rd dose. The number of individuals tested has also been on the rise, with 197 individuals tested on Wednesday (9/8).
FREE VACCINATION clinics at the MCM will be held next week on Tuesday, September 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday September 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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. Walk-ins will be accepted, but advanced registration is encouraged. Thosewho would like to register for a specific time should visit the links below:
September 14, from 2 to 6 p.m.
All vaccines -https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/2658704109
September 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All vaccines - https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/5911680252
September 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All vaccines- https://vaccineappointments.virginia.gov/appointment/en/reg/9712608519
FREE TESTING clinic at the MCM will be held Monday, September 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. Testing is available for ages 3 and up. Minors must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration is needed. Just walk right in. PCR testing only. Rapid testing is not available.
Masks are required while attending the vaccination and testing clinicsat the Military Circle Mall. Please also bring identification (ID) with you; accommodations may be made for those without an ID. 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/coronavirus/ to request a new record. Click on the highlighted box on the left of the page.
For any questions, please contact the Norfolk COVID-19 hotline: (757) 683-2745.