VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Convention Center vaccination site will start allowing people to schedule an appointment in-person onsite this week.
The walk-up option is available to those who live and work in Virginia Beach, the city wrote in a news release Friday.
Teenagers who are 16 and 17 still need a parent or guardian with them to receive the vaccine. They are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
Walk-up registration will start Monday, April 12 and be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days:
- Monday, April 12 and 19
- Wednesday, April 14 and 21
- Thursday, April 15 and 22
There will be a limited number of same-day vaccine appointments available for those who walk up, according to Emergency Medical Services Chief and Incident Commander for the vaccination clinic Ed Brazle.
Brazle said the goal is to make registration and vaccination conventient.
“The slots for walk-up registrants will be available on a first come, first served basis, however, anyone who comes in to schedule an appointment will, at minimum, be scheduled for another clinic if a same-day vaccination is not available.”
Officials still recommend people schedule appointments through the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). The new link to access that system went live Monday morning.
Monday started out busy, with people coming through the doors for the first day of walk-up availability.
Bob Engle with the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health said the system is now “running like a well-oiled machine.”