The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health and Virginia Beach Public Schools are teaming up to offer the required Tdap vaccine for free.
Free Tdap shots will be available from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 29, at the VBDPH office, located at 4452 Corporation Lane, in Va. Beach.
In order to receive the Tdap immunization, the child’s current immunization record and a photo ID for the parent/guardian are required. If the child receiving the vaccine has medical coverage, parents/guardians are asked to bring the insurance card.
The Tdap vaccine protects children from three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (often called whooping cough). Tdap shots are also available through the Health Department Immunization Clinic. For more information, including clinic days and times, call 757.518.2700.