VB Dept. of Health hosting free, appointment-only COVID-19 testing clinics this week

Virginia Beach

A member of the Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 testing staff performs a test on Gary Mackelprang outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Department of Health will host COVID-19 testing events this week.

From Jan. 12 through 14, local health officials host another COVID-19 testing clinic, from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Pembroke Office which is located at 4452 Corporation Lane. 

Appointment links are listed below:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 – No appointments available
  • Thursday, Jan. 13 – CLICK HERE for an appointment
  • Friday, Jan. 14 – CLICK HERE for an appointment

PCR testing will be free for all ages. Rapid testing will not be available at these event.

Masks are required, and children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Officials from the Virginia Department of Health stress that everyone must have an appointment.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, local health officials are hosting a COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic at Kingdom Cathedral, 3820 Stoneshore Road. The clinic is from 10 a.m. until noon.

All vaccines will be available including boosters. Ages 5-17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots however it is recommended you discuss mixing doses with your primary care physician.

To find additional local testing locations click this linkLocal Testing Locator

Appointments for Saturday are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted. Visit the links below to schedule your appointment time.

No appointment needed for the flu vaccine.

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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