HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Sentara Healthcare, in partnership with local cities, health districts, colleges and medical schools, is hosting two large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Norfolk Scope Arena and Hampton Convention Center Saturday.
By the close of both clinics, Sentara plans to administer up to 10,000 vaccines to eligible Phase 1b patients and community members in Hampton Roads. The clinics will vaccinate Sentara patients ages 65 and older, as well as underserved minority populations for whom access may be a challenge.
According to Sentara, people were contacted directly to schedule an appointment, and no walk-ins or calls to schedule an appointment will be accommodated.
The Scope and the Hampton Convention Center will be hosting the clinics from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and each clinic will vaccinate roughly 5,000 people. The locations were chosen in partnership with the cities of Hampton and Norfolk, and are based in areas with high health equity needs.
Both clinics were organized through a partnership with the City of Norfolk, the City of Hampton, The Virginia Department of Health, Norfolk State University, Hampton University, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Old Dominion University, Bryant & Stratton College, Sentara College of Health Sciences, ECPI University, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Practical Nursing School, Cox Communications, the Urban League of Hampton Roads, NAACP and many additional non-profit and faith-based organizations.