Norfolk Police Department to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month; offer COVID-19 vaccines


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to highlight Hispanic and Latino American culture, history and contributions.

This year, the Norfolk Police Department is joining the celebration by hosting a community walk and block fiesta.

The festivities will commence on Oct. 2 at Ocean View Community Park located at 700 E. Ocean View Avenue. From noon to 4 p.m., there will be traditional food and dance, live music and fun for the entire family.

During the event, the Norfolk Department of Public Health will be onsite offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (first and second dose) for anyone 12 and older and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 and older.

No appointments are needed and walk-ups are welcomed.

“The Norfolk Department of Public Health supports the important history and persistent contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community in Norfolk and throughout the Hampton Roads region,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, acting district health director for Norfolk and Portsmouth. “We are pleased to have the Norfolk mobile unit at this significant event to help our Latino communities and the Virginia Department of Health achieve vaccination efforts.”

Event organizers say Norfolk’s Hispanic officers will meet the public there.

For more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, click here.

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