VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Local health officials in Virginia Beach will host a series of free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several local schools.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health are working to get as many students, staff and faculty fully vaccinated by the first day of school.
“We first partnered with the schools back in May to vaccinate the kids in the high schools. We got that taken care of before the graduation, but we knew there were kids 12, 13 and 14-year-olds that we did not reach at the high schools,” said Bob Engle, emergency coordinator for the Virginia Beach Health District.
All of the clinics will vaccinate students, faculty, staff, and the general public, from August 2-5. Each clinic will run from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Organizers encourage people to sign up for appointments but they are accepting walk-ins.
The Pfizer vaccine is offered to anyone 12 and older. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18. The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also offered to all adults.
The clinics are slated for four schools across the city:
- College Park Elementary, 1110 Bennington Road – Monday, August 2
- Green Run Elementary, 1200 Green Garden Circle – Tuesday, August 3
- Birdneck Elementary, 957 S Birdneck Road – Wednesday, August 4
- Bayside Middle School, 965 Newtown Road – Thursday, August 5
Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted.
Johnson & Johnson (one dose) and Pfizer (two-dose) COVID-19 vaccines will be available at the clinic. The Pfizer vaccination is available for anyone 12 and older.
Children ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.