Prince William Health District

The Prince William Health District (PWHD) operates multiple programs to protect and improve the health and well-being of its residents. Services provided include:  immunizations; environmental health services, including restaurant and pool inspections; woman and teen wellness; confidential diagnosis, treatment, and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases; tuberculosis screening and diagnostic chest x-rays; confidential HIV testing and early intervention services; nutritional education and food vouchers for women, infants, and children (WIC) clients; processing of marriage, divorce, birth and death certificates; Every Woman’s Life breast and cervical cancer screenings, and investigation and response of emerging diseases of public health threat and other reportable diseases.  Services are provided at several different locations throughout the community.

Vision:  Prince William Health District, a community of healthy people and a healthy environment.

Mission:  The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is dedicated to promoting optimum wellness and a healthy environment.  As the community’s Chief Health Strategist, PWHD will work beyond traditional public health programs and services to build strong cross-sector community coalitions that address the social determinants of health to ensure health equity, and to make PWHD the healthiest community in Virginia.  More>>

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June 24, 2022Steps to take if you had close contact with someone with COVID-19Follow the table to see the steps on how to stay home (“quarantine”) if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19. Count the day of your last exposure as Day 0. This guidance is for members of the general public and may be applied to K-12 schools, child care settings(www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/get-the-latest-guidance/schools-workplaces-community-locations/c...), colleges and universities, and workplaces. It does not apply to healthcare facilities (www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/exposure/#guidance-for-healthcare-settings) or high-risk congregate settings(www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/exposure/#high-risk-congregate-settings).Your Vaccination or Infection Status, Days from exposure, Your Steps to TakeIf you:Are NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. This includes people who are not vaccinated, people who have not received their full primary vaccine series, or people who have gotten their primary vaccine series and are eligible:Days 0-5: Quarantine (stay home). The date of your last exposure is Day 0. Wear a well-fitting mask when you cannot separate from others in your home. Schools may consider forgoing quarantine for students ages 5-11 years who completed their primary vaccine series but for a booster but haven’t gotten one but have not yet received all eligible boosters.Days 0-10Watch for fever of 100.4°F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and stay home.Day 5If you don’t have symptoms, get tested if possible.*If you test positive or develop symptoms, isolate (stay home) and follow isolation recommendations.Day 6If you don’t have symptoms and you test negative, you may leavehome. If you don’t have symptoms and were not tested, you may leave home.Days 6-10Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public. If you are not able to wear a well-fitting mask around others, then you should quarantine (stay home) through Day 10. If you must travel during days 6-10, take precautions. Avoid being around people with weakened immune systems and others at high risk for severe diseaseDays 0-10If quarantine is not possible, you must wear a mask from Days 0-10.If you:Are up to date with your COVID19 vaccines. This means that you have gotten your primary vaccine series and you have gotten your booster if you are eligible.Days 0-10The date of your last exposure is Day 0. You do not need toquarantine (stay home) unless you develop symptoms. Watch for fever of 100.4°F or greater, cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and stay home.If you:• Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 6 months (meaning you tested positive for COVID-19 using a viral test), AND• Are recovered and without new symptoms, If it has been more than 6 months since you have tested positive and recovered from COVID-19, you should follow recommendations based on your vaccination status above.Days 0-10You do not need to quarantine (stay home) unless you develop symptoms. If you developsymptoms, get tested immediately and stay home. Avoid being around people with weakened immune systems and others at high risk for severe disease.For more information, visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protectyourself/exposure/#steps-to-takePrince William Health District Covid-19 Testing ServicesResidents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testinglocator: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Mondaythrough Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.Mobile Clinic Unit• Monday June 27, from 3:00 p.m-7:00 p.m• Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center 13025 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge, VA. 22192• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations,(including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.Weather permitting.• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)• Tuesday June 28, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m• Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.Weather permitting.• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)• Thursday June 30, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.Weather permitting.• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)PWHD Update Information Posted Monday And Friday:• PWHD Website: www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/• Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD• Nextdoor: nextdoor.com• Twitter: twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD ... See MoreSee Less
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PWHD INFORMATION UPDATE. June 21, 2022The Prince William Health District What You Should KnowThe CDC Approves Covid-19 Vaccines For 6 Months And Older• As of June 18, 2022, the CDC recommends that children age 6 months and older get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Children age 5 and older who receive the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster at least 5 months after their second shot.• COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized because of the virus.While children and adolescents are typically at lower risk than adults becoming severely ill or hospitalized from COVID-19, the effects of the virus are unpredictable. Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect children from COVID-19.• The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Before it was authorized for children across age groups, scientists and medical experts reviewed safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials involving thousands of children.• The dose and series authorized for children is informed by clinical trials on safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine in these age groups.• Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Authorizationo Children age 6 months through 4 years old receive a three-shot series, with two doses spaced three weeks apart and followed by a third at leasttwo months later. The dosage is one-tenth the adult dosage.o Children age 5 to 11 receive a two-shot series spaced three weeks apart. The dosage is one-third the adult dosage. This age group should also geta booster dose at least five months after their second shot.o Children age 12 to 17 receive a two-shot series spaced three weeks apart. The dosage is the same as the adult dosage. This age group should alsoget a booster dose at least five months after their second shot.• Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Authorizationo Children age 6 months through 5 years old receive a two-shot series, with two doses spaced four weeks apart. The dosage is one-quarter of the adult dosage.o Children age 6 to 11 receive a two-shot series, with two doses spaced four weeks apart. The dosage is half the adult dosage.o Children age 12 to 17 receive a two-shot series, with two doses spaced four weeks apart. The dosage is the same as the dosage for adults.Source: CDC Website npin.cdc.gov/nhtd/Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing ServicesResidents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.Mobile Clinic Unit(June Will Feature New Locations on Thursdays)• Tuesday June 21, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries ShoppingPlaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.Weather permitting.• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)• Thursday June 23, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m• Maplewood Center (Megamart Supermarket) 8328 Shoppers Square, Manassas, VA. 20111• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.Weather permitting.• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)PWHD Update Information Posted Monday And Friday:• PWHD Website: www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/• Facebook: Prince William Health District• Nextdoor: nextdoor.com• Twitter: twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD ... See MoreSee Less
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