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Posted on: April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center to Open in Newport News

A regional, state-managed Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will open in Newport News on Tuesday, April 27.  Up to 1,000 vaccines a day will be administered at this CVC, which is located at 13785 Warwick Boulevard in the former Sherwood Shopping Center.  The CVC will be open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. for individuals who make an appointment.  The clinic will not accept walk-ins at this time, but may adjust operations at a later date.

“We are excited to partner with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to offer another opportunity for individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Newport News,” said Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS. “The vaccine has proven to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 and helping those who do get COVID-19 from becoming seriously ill. I encourage everyone to get a vaccine as soon as possible.”

The Newport News Community Vaccination Center will replace the current vaccination center at Christopher Newport University (CNU).  A final clinic will operate at CNU next Wednesday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  First and second shots will be offered and the public can sign-up online.  Those who receive their first vaccine at the CNU Clinic and still need a second vaccine will be contacted about scheduling an appointment at the new CVC Clinic.

The Newport News CVC clinic will not replace other efforts by the Virginia Department of Health, hospital systems, medical practices, pharmacies and other sites to deliver COVID-19 vaccines.  Individuals can schedule an appointment for the Newport News CVC by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling the COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682). Additional languages are available. 

Below are some helpful hints for the public who are scheduled to visit a Community Vaccination Site.

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your appointment time. You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Please register for an appointment by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling the COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682
  • Please plan to bring a copy of your invitation (email, text, barcode) or proof of your name when you arrive at the site.

For more information on COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine.

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