Norfolk Health Department to offer free COVID-19 vaccines for Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month

Posted at 11:26 AM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 11:26:11-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Department of Public Health is offering free COVID-19 Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Saturday in celebration of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month.

This family-friendly event will be held October 2, 2021 at Oceanview Park, 100 W. Oceanview Ave., from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy live music, cultural dances, and bounce houses at the event.

“The Norfolk Department of Public Health supports the important history and persistent contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community in Norfolk and throughout the Hampton Roads region,” said Dr. Parham Jaberi, acting district health director for Norfolk and Portsmouth.

The Norfolk Health Department’s mobile vaccine unit will be at the event to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (first and second dose) for anyone 12 and older and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 18 and older.

“We are pleased to have the Norfolk mobile unit at this significant event to help our Latino communities and the Virginia Department of Health achieve vaccination efforts.”

Walk ups are welcomed, appointments are not needed.