VDH closes all Community Vaccination Centers Tuesday due to weather

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 16:49:05-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing all of its Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) on Tuesday after Monday's severe weather caused some areas to see several inches of snow.

Individuals with appointments will be notified of the cancellation and can visit to reschedule.

On Monday, VDH made the decision to close all of the CVCs, including the Military Circle Mall location in Norfolk, out of an abundance of caution. VDH will decide Tuesday afternoon whether to open the CVC sites on Wednesday.

VDH also closed CVC sites on Monday.

Missed vaccine appointments should be rescheduled as soon as possible as second doses of both Pfizer and Moderna can be safely extended up to 42 days after the first dose is given. Those who miss the opportunity to get a second dose within 42 days should still proceed with a second dose and will be considered fully vaccinated, though the CDC says there is limited information on the effectiveness of receiving a second dose beyond 42 days.

VDH's centers offer first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines plus booster shots. More than 250,000 vaccine doses have been administered at the CVCs since opening in October 2021.

To find a vaccine or an appointment at a CVC or another location near you, click here.