Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) -Back to school is just around the corner, but for rising 6th graders in Virginia, their first day could be sidelined if they don't have a required immunization.
In Norfolk last school year, more than 900 students were unable to start school on time because of late immunizations. Most of those students were rising 6th graders in need of TDAP boosters.
The Norfolk Department of Public Health as well as other health departments in Hampton Roads are Taking Action to make sure students are ready by offering free TDAP booster shots at special clinics.
If your child still needs to get this vaccination, NewsChannel 3 compiled this list of locations in Hampton Roads offering the shots from the websites of Public Health Departments.
The Virginia Beach Health Department will provide free Tdap vaccinations for rising Virginia Beach sixth graders on Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 4452 Corporation Lane.
Please bring the child’s shot record and a picture ID of the adult accompanying the child to the clinic.
Tdap shots are also available through the Virginia Beach Health Department’s immunization clinic. Please call (757) 518-2700 for clinic days and times. A current shot record for the child is also required if vaccinations are provided through the Health Department’s clinic.
If your child has health insurance, please bring your child’s insurance card. A vaccine administration fee will be charged to your insurance, but there will be no out-of-pocket expenses.
For more information about immunizations call (757) 518-2716
748 N Battlefield Blvd Chesapeake, VA 23320
Immunizations: Routine immunizations are available to children at no charge.
Adult immunizations are also offered.
- Regular hours for Immunizations are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1pm-330pm.
- Additional hours are as follows:
- Friday August 28, 830am-1030am,
- Tuesday September 1, 830am-1030am,
- Wednesday, September 2, 830am-1030am,
- Thursday September 3, 830am-1030am
- Friday September 4, 830am-1030am.
- Tuesday September 8, 830am-1030am
- Wednesday September 9, 830am-1030am.
No appointment necessary and patients taken on a first come – first served basis.
Phone: (757) 382-8609
The clinics are offered daily and held at two locations:
- Norfolk Department of Public Health, 830 Southampton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
Monday – Friday from 1:00 pm to 4 pm
- Little Creek Multi-Service Center, 207 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk , VA 23505 Monday – Friday, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
For the convenience of parents/guardians, a special immunization clinic will be held on Saturday, August 29th at the Little Creek Multi-Service Center, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Please bring a valid photo ID, your child’s immunization record and insurance card. The vaccines are free, but if you have insurance your provider will be billed for the administrative fee. For more information on back to school immunizations, please call the Norfolk Department of Public Health at (757) 355-5666.
135 Hall Ave Suffolk, VA 23434
Routine immunizations are available to children at no charge. A copy of your child's most recent shot record & insurance card is required.
Adult immunizations are also offered.
Call for additional information: (757) 382-8609
Monday from 8:30am to 10:30am for adults 18 years of age or older.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
The Portsmouth Health Department is offering free walk-in clinics for all kindergartners and rising 6th graders.
Saturday, August 22 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm; Wednesday, August 26 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm; Saturday, August 29th from 12:00-2:00 pm
Regular walk-in immunization hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 12:30 pm -3:00 pm.
Location: Portsmouth Health Dept, 1701 High Street
* If you have insurance (Medicaid, FAMIS, private insurance) your insurance company will be billed.
Please bring a copy of your child’s current immunization record.