FEMA, VDH Partner to continue Pfizer for 16-17-year-olds at Military Circle Mall

Release Date Release Number
DR-4512-VA NR 062
Release Date:
May 3, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia — As the FEMA-supported Military Circle Mall Community Vaccination Center transitions to the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, beginning May 5 through May 22, in partnership with Virginia Department of Health and the Norfolk Health District, young adults ages 16-17 may continue to receive a 1st dose of the Pfizer vaccine through May 22.

It is critically important that all ages eligible to receive a vaccine have access. At this time the only vaccine approved for young adults ages 16-17 is the Pfizer vaccine, therefore, this Community Vaccination Center will have a limited number of 1st does available for that age group. FEMA and Department of Defense will administer 1st doses of the Pfizer vaccine through May 22, with VDH scheduling and administering 2nd doses.

Walk-ins are welcome, but those interested, can book an appointment ahead of time at www.norfolk.gov/COVID-Vaccine-Information

Vaccine Availability at Military Circle Mall (9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Daily)

  • Single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (over the age of 18)
    • May 5 through May 22
  • 1st Doses of Pfizer (16-17 years old only)
    • Individuals who are 16 or 17 will need to have a parent or guardian with them at the vaccination site to receive the vaccine.
    • Now through May 22
  • 2nd Doses of Pfizer
    • Now through May 22

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


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