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FEMA, VDH Partner with Norfolk Public Schools to expand access to vaccines for 16+

Release Date:
May 6, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia — FEMA, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Health, the City of Norfolk, and Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) are partnering to provide opportunities for young adults 16-18 to receive their Pfizer vaccine onsite at six Norfolk High Schools.

On May 10-11 and May 13-14, vaccine events will be held to allow students to receive their First dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Students will be required to fill out a consent form that must be completed, signed, and returned to participate in the event. NPS has made the form available at the respective high schools and online. The deadline for students to return the completed and signed consent form is Friday, May 7, 2021. 

FEMA’s goal is to expand the rate of vaccinations in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner, and bring vaccines to young adults which allows for increased access.  The six schools participating in the event are Booker T. Washington, Granby, Lake Taylor, Maury, and Norview High Schools, as well as Norfolk Technical Center.

In addition to the vaccine event next week, vaccines are still availability at the FEMA-supported Military Circle Mall through May 22:

Vaccines Available at Military Circle Mall (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.) through May 22:

  • Single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (over the age of 18)
  • 1st Doses of Pfizer (16-17 year olds only)
    • Individuals who are 16-17 will need to have a parent or guardian with them at the vaccination site to receive the vaccine.
  • 2nd Doses of Pfizer

The vaccination center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and those interested in getting their vaccine must bring a valid ID or any document that provides proof of name. 

Reasonable accommodation for people with access and functional needs is available as well as information and onsite interpretation in a variety of languages, including American Sign Language.  

For information on all available clinics visit https://vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-829-4682.                                                                                                              

For more on the ongoing vaccination efforts in Virginia, visit fema.gov/disaster/4512 or vaemergency.gov