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Mass vaccination event planned next week

UPDATE: The appointments for this event are full. See related story.

Earlier: Residents of Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight and Southampton counties will be able to register beginning Thursday for a mass vaccination event next week.

There will be 1,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available to residents ages 65 and up of any locality in the Western Tidewater Health District. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at East End Baptist Church, 1056 Portsmouth Blvd. in Suffolk.

People should call their local health department starting this Thursday, Feb. 4, to make an appointment for the event.

Suffolk: 757-514-4781

Isle of Wight: 757-279-3070

Franklin: 757-562-6109

Southampton: 757-653-3040

Health District Emergency Manager Will Drewery said the vaccines for this event were an allocation from Sentara. “We are grateful for their contribution,” he stated in an email. “We are also grateful to East End Baptist Church for offering their facility and Delegate Clint Jenkins for coordinating the partnership to host this event.”