HAMPTON, Va. (March 8, 2021) — Hampton University has entered into a partnership with the Hampton VA Medical Center (HVAMC) to utilize the Hampton University Convocation Center as a mass vaccination clinic for veterans and their caregivers, beginning March 8th.
“At Hampton University, it is a part of our DNA to be of service to others,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “It is my firm belief that it is our responsibility to deliver this much-needed life-saving service to our underserved communities and veterans. I’m proud to have served in our country’s armed forces and pleased that Hampton University can make an impact in the lives of those who have bravely served our country.”
The HU Convocation Center provides the HVAMC a larger space than what is available at the medical center and makes vaccinations more easily accessible to veterans. The larger space also allows the HVAMC to schedule more appointments for eligible veterans, who are at least 65 years old with at-risk health conditions.
“As a Historically Black College and University, we are trusted in the communities of color, so that assists in minimizing hesitancy," said Dr. Michelle Penn-Marshall, Hampton University Vice President for Research. “We are going to work with the VA to ensure that as many veterans as possible have the ability to get vaccinated and can do so at the Convocation Center.”
Vaccinations for veterans are currently by appointment only. For additional information visit https://www.hampton.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.