State-run Community Vaccination Clinics to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to those 12 years and older

Coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia’s Community Vaccination Clinics (CVCs) will begin offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to teenagers aged 12-15 on Friday, following federal approval Wednesday of the vaccine for that age group.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had previously been approved for use in those 16 and older. Two other COVID-19 vaccines are available for people 18 and older.

The following CVCs offer walk-in appointments:

  • Portsmouth – Sportsplex
  • Petersburg – Virginia State University
  • Prince William –Gander Mountain
  • Suffolk – Hilton Garden Inn
  • Fairfax (Tysons) – Tysons Corner Mall
  • Virginia Beach –Virginia Beach Convention Center
  • Newport News –13771 Warwick Boulevard in the former Sherwood Shopping Center
  • Hampton – Hampton Coliseum

To schedule an appointment at these or other vaccination sites in Virginia, go to vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

At CVCs, teenagers must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian and be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or someone acting in the place of a guardian to receive a vaccine.

Sites run by the Virginia Department of Health require the parent or guardian to verbally confirm a minor’s date of birth. However, other providers may require additional proof of age.

For more information about COVID-19 in Virginia, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

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