Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Offered at Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Jan. 10

Friday, January 07, 2022

​Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health have partnered to offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccinations to students, faculty, staff and the general public the week of Jan. 10, 2022 at two schools.

COVID-19 cases are rising and vaccines remain our best defense to reduce the spread and diminish serious illness and hospitalization.

At the clinics, ages 5-17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine and will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults will have the option of either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

For individuals ages 12 and up who received a Pfizer COVID-19 two-dose vaccines, a booster shot is available at 5 months or more after their initial series. For Moderna, a booster is available at 6 months or more after the initial series.

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.

5 to 11 year olds are able to receive a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine 28 days after the completion of the two dose series if they are immunocompromised.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC's recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots but it is recommended individuals consult with their physician before mixing doses.

Individuals who are unsure of their eligibility should consult their physician, or refer this CDC Webpage.

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

Appointments are not required for flu vaccines.

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Strawbridge Elementary School, 2553 Strawbridge Road

Thursday, Jan. 13, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Woodstock Elementary School, 6016 Providence Road

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'Vaccines for COVID-19' page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

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NOTE: Members of the media are not permitted inside the clinic when patients are present. Members of the media may respectfully approach clinic patients outside of the clinic and talk to them if they provide consent. Media members who do not comply may be asked to leave the site. Interview requests should be sent to beth.boutot@vdh.virginia.gov at least 24 hours in advance, when possible.