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FEMA vaccination clinic coming to Norfolk to vaccinate 100,000 people in Hampton Roads

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 11:57:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Federal Emergency Management Administration is opening a Type II COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Military Circle Mall on March 31 that will have the capacity to vaccinate 3,000 people per day.

The Covid-19 Community Vaccination Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for eight weeks.

The clinic will be open to residents in all seven cities.

The first step to getting a shot is pre-registering. People can pre-register for a vaccine by going to Vaccinate.Virginia.Gov or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN VA (1-877-829-4682).

The first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered during the first six weeks of the clinic. Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine will be administered the last two weeks.

A total of 105,000 people are expected to be fully vaccinated during the eight weeks the center is up and running.

According to FEMA, the central location of the former Macy’s store at the Military Circle Mall was key to site selection and provides access to over 1.7 million people across 14 nearby localities. The federally operated site was selected based on population and communities that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The clinic will have its own vaccine allocation and will run in conjunction with the local vaccinations already taking place at Military Circle.

FEMA is hiring for temporary paid non-medical support staff. They are looking to fill dozens of positions in Norfolk, including non-medical emergency management specialists, media relations specialists, intergovernmental specialists, creative specialists and digital communications specialists. People who are interested can click here to apply.

Additionally, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, which is partnering with FEMA, is in need of a total of 50 to 60 volunteers per day to help with non-clinical duties like greeting, registration and observation.

Volunteers will be needed from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., operating in two shifts. Training will begin March 29.

To learn more about the volunteer opportunity, click here.