Free COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Norfolk Residents Without an Appointment

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April 9, 2021

Norfolk, Virginia — Norfolk residents can get their free COVID-19 vaccine this Saturday, April 10 at the Southside STEM Academy. No appointments are necessary to get the lifesaving shot and residents will be attended on a first come, first serve basis.

Those interested in receiving the vaccine may do so between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday at the following location:

Southside STEM Academy - 1106 Compostella Rd, Norfolk, VA 23523

Local, federal and volunteer staff will be on hand for visitors who may need assistance entering the site or moving throughout the 15-minute vaccination process. Wheelchairs are also available upon request.

For people whose first language is not English, on-site interpretation for commonly spoken languages will be available. A national Language Line is also set up to address any additional language needs. All forms and signage throughout the center are displayed in multiple languages to ensure all clients are well-informed

American Sign Language Interpreters are also available to help provide support to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Video Relay Interpretation is offered to anyone who requests the service.

Residents may also receive the vaccine at the FEMA-supported site located at the Military Circle Mall. Walk-ins are welcome every day of the week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those interested in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine can now book their appointment directly on the City of Norfolk’s website ( They may also register at the center every day from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Same day appointments are limited. 

The Virginia Department of Health has a COVID Vaccine Information Center to help Virginia residents get vaccine information. Call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA or visit for more information.  

To date, over 17,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at this FEMA-supported site.  

For more on the ongoing vaccination efforts in Virginia, visit or

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