Free COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Clinics Offered at Two Virginia Beach City Public Schools the Week of Jan. 17

Friday, January 14, 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. 17, 2022 at two schools.

COVID-19 cases are rising, and vaccines remain the 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 or Moderna COVID-19 two-dose vaccines, a booster shot is available at 5 months or more after their 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.

Youth ages 5 to 11 years old 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 their physician before mixing doses.

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

Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins will be accepted. Visit the links below to schedule your appointment time or call 1-877-VAX-INVA; 1-877-829-4682.

Appointments are not required for flu vaccines.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Glenwood Elementary School, 2213 Round Hill Drive

Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Trantwood Elementary School, 2344 Inlynnview Road

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'Vaccines for COVID-19' page at 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.