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FEMA Reaches 50K Vaccine Milestone in Norfolk, VA

Release Date Release Number
DR-4512-VA NR 011

Norfolk, Virginia — The FEMA- supported Community Vaccination Center administered its 50,000th vaccine in Norfolk, VA this morning at the Military Circle Mall after five weeks of operation. The federally operated center is a joint effort between FEMA, Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and the city of Norfolk .

“It has been a combined effort by the whole community of responders; federal, commonwealth, local, private sector and volunteer partners to achieve this milestone,” said FEMA Region 3 Acting Regional Administrator, Janice P. Barlow. “Without our partners this would not have happened.”

This center is open for first doses of the Pfizer vaccine through May 1st, without an appointment. Staff will assist individuals to register for both first and second vaccinations. All Hampton Roads residents over the age of 16 are eligible for their free Pfizer vaccine. Individuals who are 16 or 17 will need to have a parent or guardian with them at the vaccination site in order to receive the vaccine.

People interested in preregistering for their vaccine can do so online at norfolk.gov/covid19vaccine or they may call 1-877-829-4682.

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.

Second doses are currently being administered at the site and will continue through May 22.

Additionally, FEMA-supported community vaccination centers are open this week throughout the Hampton Roads community at the following locations:

  • First Baptist Church South Hill, Chesapeake, VA (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Now open till May 1st.
  • Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News, VA (12:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.) Now open till April 30th

All clinics welcome walk-ins and will be administering free first doses of Pfizer.

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

Check out the FEMA R3 Twitter Post:

(8) FEMA Region 3 on Twitter: "The @fema & @vdem supported Community Vaccination Center just administered its 50,000th vaccine in Norfolk, VA at the Military Circle Mall after five weeks of operation. 🎉 #VaccinateVirginia https://t.co/R9gETN9cZK" / Twitter

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Last updated April 29, 2021