October 18, 2023

Virginia Beach Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health (VBDPH) will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 27, at the VBDPH central office, 4452 Corporation Lane. The clinics will operate by appointment only. Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will be available.

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Virginia Beach this fall by getting your seasonal vaccination. View appointment availability and schedule online at vase.vdh.virginia.gov.

On Sept. 11, 2023, FDA announced approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines that include a monovalent (single) component to protect against the recently circulating Omicron variant XBB.1.5.

Everyone aged 6 months and older is recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone ages 6 months to 17 years will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

People with private or employer-based health insurance coverage will likely receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost since it will be covered as a preventative service. Medicare Part B will continue to cover COVID-19 vaccinations at no cost to the patient. Medicaid will continue to cover all COVID-19 vaccinations through Sept. 30, 2024.

Uninsured children will be able to receive free 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine(s) through the existing Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. This program provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of their inability to pay.

Uninsured and underinsured adults will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines through the Vaccines for Adults – Bridge (VVAB) program, which is funded by CDC’s Bridge Access Program through December 2024.

People aged 5 years or older are recommended to receive a 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine regardless of previous COVID-19 vaccines they’ve received. Those previously vaccinated for COVID-19 can receive the vaccine at least two months after their last dose.

Children aged 6 months through 4 years should complete a two-dose primary series of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine OR a three-dose primary series of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. If children have already started their primary series with a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine(s), at least one dose should be a 2023-2024 vaccine. Children who have already completed a bivalent Moderna or Pfizer primary series should receive a 2023-2024 Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least two months after their last dose.

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should complete a three-dose primary series with at least one dose of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine and may receive one or more additional 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Anyone with questions about the vaccine is encouraged to talk with their healthcare provider or public health.


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 Carter.Johnson@vdh.virginia.gov at least 24 hours in advance if possible.

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