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.