VB schools hosting free COVID-19 vaccine clinics week of Oct. 25

Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to eligible students, faculty and staff this week.

The clinics will be held at two schools this week. They will offer Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines for adults and the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-17.

Those under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For people who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 two-dose vaccines, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

Booster shots are also recommended for individuals 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Individuals who are unsure of their eligibility should ask their doctor or visit this CDC webpage.

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. All clinics will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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