VDH to reopen state community vaccine centers on Wednesday


RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health closed all community COVID-19 vaccine centers (CVCs) across the commonwealth again on Tuesday “out of an abundance of caution” following Monday’s inclement weather, but all CVCs were expected on Wednesday.

Their new regular hours will be as follows:

  • Fredericksburg: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Charlottesville: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Chesterfield: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fairfax: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Newport News: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Norfolk: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Prince William: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Richmond: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Roanoke: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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10 On Your Side’s Jon Dowding went to the testing location at Military Circle Mall Monday and arrived to find a long line already formed outside in the bad weather, a full hour before the facility opened.

Those affected by the closures will be notified and are advised to reschedule missed vaccine appointments as soon as possible. Second doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be safely extended up to 42 days after the first dose is given.

Local health department clinics and other services will be available to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who miss the opportunity to get a second dose within 42 days should still proceed with a second dose and will be considered fully vaccinated, though per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there is limited information on the effectiveness of receiving a second dose beyond 42 days.

Virginians who have not been fully vaccinated, or are eligible for booster doses, can visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877) 829-4682 to find nearby vaccination clinics.

Those seeking to find or schedule a testing appointment can visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov/testingappointment.

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