Hampton U mobile COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinics aim to break barriers in Norfolk communities (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
June 9th, 2021

From WVEC Nofolk:

If you stopped by the park at the Oakleaf Forest housing community Wednesday, you’d think it was just one big party. 

It featured music, games, and an ice cream truck on the warm spring day. 

But the event, coordinated by Hampton University, strived to keep people healthy. 

The Hampton University Mobile Vaccination Unit is providing free Pfizer vaccines and COVID-19 testing to three Norfolk housing communities this week, May 25-27.

“To have some sense of self-protection is more important than anything,” said Dr. Aviance Lewis, community engagement coordinator for vaccines at Hampton University. 

The clinics are for ages 12 and up and also featured fresh food distributed by Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. The mobile clinic took place at Calvert Square Center on Tuesday, Oakleaf Forest on Wednesday, and Young Terrace Foodbank Hub on Thursday. 

Dr. Lewis said the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the university after asking residents what hindered them from getting vaccinated.

Read WVEC Norfolk's article "Hampton U mobile COVID-19 vaccine, testing clinics aim to break barriers in Norfolk communities," featuring the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

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