Newport News, Norfolk vaccination centers to reopen Wednesday with new hours

Posted at 7:49 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 12:25:33-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The Virginia Department of Health is set to reopen all of its Community Vaccination Centers on Wednesday with new hours.

All CVCs, except the Fredericksburg site, will open with new regular hours as follows:

  • Newport News: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Norfolk: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Monday and Tuesday, the VDH made the decision to close the centers out of caution due to the severe weather. Individuals who cannot get to CVC sites early on Wednesday or who cannot keep appointments can reschedule by clicking here.

Prior to the reopening of the CVC in Norfolk, dozens of people lined up outside the doors. A Portsmouth man who was first in line told News 3 he got there early to ensure he received his booster shot.

"I've seen a lot of people getting sick, a lot of hospitals getting filled up so I encourage everyone to get their booster shot, or get vaccinated because this is very serious," said George Wabbler.

To find a vaccine or an appointment at a CVC or another location near you, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Walk-ins are welcome at the CVCs, but appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid extended wait times.