Latest – PWHD INFORMATION UPDATE

(May 10, 2021)

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Information Update

WANT A COVID-19 VACCINE BUT CRUNCHED FOR TIME?

Walk-in Appointments are Available

Walk-ins are Welcome!

The Prince William Health District (PWHD) Manassas Mall Clinic hours:

  • Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 3:30 pm
  • Except for Thursday, Thursday hours are from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Presently, the clinic provides the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Moderna vaccine is approved for 18 and older.
  • Address: 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109

 Walk-Ups are Welcome!

Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinic Hours:

  • Tuesday, May 11 from 8am to 2pm
  • Presently, the clinic provides Pfizer COVID-19.
  • Pfizer is approved for 16 and older.
  • MAP will no longer be handing out tickets for any of its clinics. No appointment is needed.
  • Manassas Park Community Center at 99 Adams St, Manassas Park, VA 20111.

(There will NOT be a MAP vaccine clinic on Thursday, May 13)

 Community Vaccination Center (CVC) is Offering Walk-ins 

  • CVC Hours: Monday through Saturday from 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Inside the former Gander Mountain store at 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge.
  • CVC is offering Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
  • Limited amount of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine is available on a walk-in basis.
  • J&J is approved for 18 and older.
  • Pfizer vaccine is available by appointment, with same-day appointments available based on supply.
  • Pfizer is approved for 16 and older.
  • Click on virginia.gov to make an appointment.

COVID TESTING: Saves Lives 

COVID-19 testing and vaccines are both important tools to help us end this pandemic.  COVID testing identifies those who test positive and helps stop the virus from spreading.  Individuals who test positive can isolate early and work with contact tracers to confidentially alert others who may have been exposed.

 

FREE COVID Testing Sites:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

No Testing

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Grace Church

1006 Williamstown Dr.

Dumfries, VA 22026

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

No Testing

Friday, May 14, 2021

Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.

Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Development Services Building

5 County Complex

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 8:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until noon, whichever comes first.

 *More information about testing and the county’s response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19.

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(May 7, 2021)

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NOW YOU ARE IN CONTROL:  MAKING COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Vaccines.gov is your one-stop where you can find and make FREE COVID-19 vaccine appointments.  You select the day and time that works for you, and the vaccine you prefer such as Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson.

*Vaccination eligibility is open to all 16 and older. Currently, the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for 16 & 17-year-olds is the Pfizer vaccine.

GOOD NEWS – 2ND Doses  

Now you can get your second dose anywhere you want.  This is great news for college students. Soon, the school year will be wrapping up and the students will be heading home.  If they had gotten their first dose from a school-sponsored clinic, they will NOT have to travel back to school to get their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer at that same clinic.  They can get their second dose close to home.

Second Dose Benefits

  • Nearly 100-percent protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Without the second dose, you are not fully protected against COVID-19.

Missed Getting your Second Dose?

It is NOT too late!  The experts are saying if you missed your second dose by the sixth week (42-days) window, you can still get that second dose and have the protection that a second dose provides.

Need Help to Make Vaccine Appointment:

If you need to schedule a vaccine appointment by phone call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).  Virginia’s call center is open seven days a week (8 am–8 pm).

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(May 5, 2021)

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DON’T WAIT TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR LOVED ONES AND YOUR COMMUNITY

 A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is taking place this Saturday, May 8 from 10am to 1pm at the Dar Al Noor Islamic Community Center. The address is 5404 Hoadly Rd., Manassas, VA 20112.

Anyone 18 and older is welcome to schedule a vaccine. The clinic will be using the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which has not been approved for anyone under 18.  This single-dose vaccine has been found to be safe and effective by the CDC.  Walk-ups are based on vaccine appointment availability.

Clinic Sign Up: 

  • Visit http://bit.ly/PWHDVaxClinics and enter zip code 20112 then select Johnson and Johnson as vaccine type
  • Email health-wellness@daralnoor.org
  • Visit the Dar Al Noor Islamic Community Center, Friday, May 7 from 12pm-2:30pm to pre-register

 DON’T FORGET YOUR SECOND DOSE

 Come get your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine beginning at 8am on May 6 at the MAP Clinic site. The clinic is located at the Manassas Park Community Center (99 Adams St, Manassas Park, VA 20111).

Getting both doses increases the chances that people will have enough antibodies to protect them.  After two doses, both Moderna and Pzifer provide nearly 100% protection against severe COVID-19, hospitalization and death.  Also, it is critical to get the second dose which provides protection against COVID-19 virus variants.

DID YOU KNOW?

Now you can get your second dose (Moderna or Pfizer) wherever you want!  You no longer have to get the second dose where you received your first dose of vaccine.

If it’s been 28-days (Moderna) or 21-days (Pfizer) since your first dose, schedule your own 2nd dose appointment by visiting vase.vdh.virginia.gov.

  1. Enter your zip code
  2. Select 25-miles for the Distance Range
  3. Select your vaccine type (Moderna or Pfizer)

Additional resources for scheduling appointments:

Vaccines.gov

Vaccinate.virginia.gov

Need an appointment by phone, call Virginia’s call center at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).

If you still cannot find a 2nd dose appointment, email 2ndvaxdose@vdh.virginia.gov for assistance.

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(May 3, 2021)

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HERE IS A CHANCE FOR 16 AND 17-YEAR-OLDS TO GET VACCINATED

 Pfizer is the only COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Anyone 16 and Older 

 On Tuesday, May 4, the MAP Clinic will be using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  The clinic starts at 8 am, and the last appointment is expected to be at 2:30 pm The clinic is at the Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adam Street. *Clinic walk-up appointments are based on availability.

What if you can’t make Tuesday’s clinic?

Getting a vaccine appointment has gotten a whole lot easier with opportunities to select the vaccine you want; Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson.

To schedule your vaccination appointment with the Prince William Health District (PWHD) clink here vase.vdh.virginia.gov.

  1. Enter your zip code
  2. Select 25-miles for the Distance Range
  3. Select your vaccine type

If you want to see which of your local pharmacies and other medical providers have COVID-19 vaccines in stock visit Vaccines.gov.

(“VaccineFinder.org” has been replaced with Vaccines.gov)

Another option, you can visit vaccinate.virginia.gov to find appointments.

If you have questions or need to schedule a vaccine appointment over the phone, call Virginia’s call center at 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).  The call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

COVID Testing Continues to be Critical

COVID testing and vaccinations are critical in ending this pandemic. Testing can save a life.  Testing can help to determine who has been exposed to a COVID case, and supports public health in limiting spread. This is extremely important because of the continued increase in COVID-19 variants.  Some of these variants are more easily spread.

FREE COVID Testing Sites:

 Free COVID-19 testing is available for anyone who lives or works in Prince William County, the City of Manassas, or the City of Manassas Park.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Cloverdale Park

15150 Cloverdale Rd.

Dale City, VA 22193

 Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

No Testing

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Woodbridge Senior Center

13850 Church Hill Dr.

Woodbridge, VA 22191

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.

Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Development Services Building

5 County Complex

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 8:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12:00 Noon, whichever comes first.

*More information about testing and the county’s response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19.

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(April 30, 2021)

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WONDERING WHERE TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE?

 COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC

  • WHEN: Saturday, May 1 (2 pm-8pm)
  • WHERE: Boys and Girls Club at 5070 Dale Boulevard in Dale City
  • VACCINE: Johnson & Johnson (for additional information on J&J visit https://rb.gy/e7cxwh) *Patients are being made aware of the rare risk of blood clots, and can make appointments at other sites which have either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
  • Walk-ups may be available dependent on appointment availability

 NEXT WEEK – Second DOSES

Next week, May 4 and 5, the City of Manassas will hold a two-day second dose clinic at Metz Middle School for those who have already received their first dose of Pfizer at Metz Middle School on April 13 and 14.

To find your own COVID-19 vaccine appointments go to vaccinefinder.org.

Then enter your Zip Code and you want to select 25-miles for the Distance Range.  You have the ability to pick the vaccine type, Pfizer, Modera or Johnson and Johnson.  You also get to select the day and time for your vaccine appointment.

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(April 29, 2021)

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Set up your own vaccine appointments

You no longer have to Pre-Register with the State for COVID-19 Vaccine

Simply visit vase.vdh.virginia.gov  and schedule your vaccination appointment with the Prince William Health District (PWHD).

Once in VASE, enter your Zip Code, then select 25-miles for the Distance Range (10-miles – too limiting, clinic options may not show).  You have the option to select the vaccine type and the date and time for your vaccination.

Vaccine clinic options for the PWHD:

  1. Manassas Mall 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 (Moderna vaccine approved for 18 and older) 
  1. Gander Mountain in Woodbridge  14041 Worth Ave, Woodbridge,    VA 22192 (Pfizer vaccine approved for 16 and older)
  1. Veterans Park Recreation Center 14300 Veterans Dr, Woodbridge VA 22191 (J&J Vaccine approved for 18 and older and Pfizer vaccine approved for 16 and older) Walk-ins are welcome.

If you are looking for an appointment with other vaccination providers, simply head to Vaccinefinder.org and enter your zip code.

Gander Mountain Accepting a Limited Number of WALK-INS a Day

Today, Thursday, April 29, the Community Vaccine Clinic (CVC) at Gander Mountain in Woodbridge started accepting walk-ins. The number of walk-ins will be limited each day dependent on appointment availability.

*For those who have a scheduled appointment for a first or second dose, your appointment date and time remain unchanged.

For any questions, you can call Virginia’s call center at 877-VAX-in-VA (877-829-4682).  The call center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 additional languages. Video assistance in American Sign Language is available at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

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(April 29, 2021)

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Upcoming Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccines

 The Prince William Health District is holding a vaccination clinic using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this Saturday, May 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club at 5070 Dale Boulevard in Dale City.

To make an appointment for this clinic, people are being asked to come to the Boys & Girls Club today and tomorrow, 4/28 and 4/29 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

There may be room for walk-up registrations on May 1 based upon availability.  Before signing up for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, patients are being made aware of the rare risk of blood clots, and are offering appointments at other sites which have either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

Wednesday, in the City of Manassas, 200 Pfizer tickets are being handed out at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Thursday’s MAP Vaccination Clinic in Manassas Park.  Manassas Park has already distributed 300 tickets for this clinic.

Next week, May 4 and 5, the City of Manassas will hold a 2-day 2nd dose clinic at Metz Middle School for those patients who received their first doses of Pfizer on April 13 and 14.

Governor Announces Expanded Capacity

Governor Northam has announced expanded capacity on social gatherings beginning on May 15.  The Commonwealth will continue to mandate mask-wearing and social distancing, even as commercial restrictions are further eased. Key changes in the Sixth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two will go into effect in about two weeks and include:

  • Social gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • Entertainment venues: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30 percent capacity or 500 people. Outdoor venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity—up from 30 percent—with no specific cap on the number of attendees.
  • Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. 
  • Alcohol sales: Restaurants may return to selling alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 5:00 a.m.

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(April 26, 2021)

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Prince William Health District Will Resume Use of Johnson and Johnson One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine  Following Completion of Federal Safety Review

Virginia Joins other States in Offering Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

The Prince William Health District will resume the use of the Johnson and Johnson one dose COVID vaccine. The Virginia Department of Health has directed vaccine providers to begin the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine consistent with a review by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.

The use of this vaccine is recommended based on the FDA and CDC findings that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.  The vaccine’s benefits outweigh known and potential risks in people 18 and older. Review of the data showed a low chance of blood clots and low platelets (thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome) in the almost 8 million people who received the vaccine. The FDA and CDC will continue to investigate this risk.

The benefits of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine include the vaccine efficacy against COVID-19 associated hospitalizations is 93%, high efficacy in preventing severe outcomes and death for any symptomatic COVID-19 case, efficacy against variants, and the single dose making it easier for certain populations that may have difficulty in getting a second vaccination.

Although the risk is low, for residents who choose the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, if within three weeks of receiving the vaccine you develop:

  • Severe headache
  • Backache
  • Blurred vision
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain in abdomen, stomach, or the chest
  • Leg swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • New bruising or bleeding

*Immediately seek medical care and notify the provider that you received the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine. More from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/JJUpdate.html#symptoms-list

​​Vaccines are now being offered to anyone 16 years old and older.  Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for 16 and 17-year-olds.

All Virginians are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive one of the three available FREE COVID-19 vaccines by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

COVID-19 TESTING is a critical step in helping slow the spread.

Here is a listing of WHEN and WHERE you can get a FREE COVID test:

 Tuesday, April 27, 2021

No Testing

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Grace Church

1006 Williamstown Dr.

Dumfries, VA 22026

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

No Testing

Friday, April 30, 2021

Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.

Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Development Services Building

5 County Complex

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 8:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12:00 Noon, whichever comes first.

*More information about testing and the county’s response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19.

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(April 22, 2021)

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PWHD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT — VACCINE OUTREACH

graphic: It's our shot Virginia

 COVID-19 VACCINE OUTREACH EVENTS:

The Community Engagement team will be signing up and providing people in the area information about a mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic taking place on Tuesday, April 27, from 4pm-8pm.

The clinic is being held in the parking lot of the Bayvue Apartments, 1293 Bayside Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22191. This is Moderna vaccine clinic. 

  • Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 & 29, from 11am-6pm,

the Community Engagement Booth will be at the Boys and Girls Club located 5070 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193.

The Community Engagement team will be providing community members information about the mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic being held Saturday, May 1, from 2pm-8pm, at the Boys and Girls Club. This is a Moderna vaccine clinic.

The Community Engagement team will be available to sign up members of the mosque and surrounding community for vaccine appointments at the PWHD Manassas Mall clinic.  This is a Moderna vaccine clinic.

Vaccination eligibility has opened up to everyone in Virginia who is 16 years old and older.

  • To sign up or schedule a FREE COVID-19 vaccine visit virginia.gov
  • You can sign up or schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682).  Virginia’s call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

If you are in Phase 1 and you cannot find an appointment through VaccineFinder.org, you can preregister for a priority appointment and the health district will contact you to schedule an appointment.

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(April 20, 2021)

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Governor says Virginia’s Moving Forward

 The state is now in Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout which means if you are 16 and older, you are eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine.

There is a high demand in Northern Virginia to be vaccinated.  It may take a few weeks to get appointments for everyone to get a vaccine.

  • To sign up or to schedule a FREE COVID-19 vaccine visit vaccinate.virginia.gov
  • You can sign up or schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682)
  • Virginia’s call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is inviting people who are preregistered for vaccine appointments.  You can preregister at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

Please know, if you are in Phase 1a, 1b, or 1c and you cannot find an appointment through Vaccinefinder.org, you can preregister for a priority appointment and the health district will contact you as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.

COVID-19 Variant Information

Not only are we continuing to fight the COVID-19 virus but also we are fighting mutations of the virus (call variants) which are much more contagious. Learn about the variants: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/variants/

These variants are the main reason for us to continue to mask up, keep 6 feet from others, and continue to frequently wash our hands with soap and warm water. 

 COVID Testing Update

 COVID testing is another important tool to help end the pandemic.  This testing allows communities to understand what variants may be present in Virginia, and the health district.

Testing allows us to help stop the virus from spreading by having people who test positive isolate and work with contact tracers to alert others who may have been exposed.

 FREE COVID Testing Sites:

 Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Grace Church

1006 Williamstown Dr.

Dumfries, VA 22026

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

No Testing

Friday, April 23, 2021

Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd.

Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Development Services Building

5 County Complex

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 8:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12:00 Noon, whichever comes first.

 *More information about testing and the county’s response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19.

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(April 16, 2021)

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On Sunday, April 18: Any Virginia Resident 16 and older will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

All Virginia Health Districts to move into Phase 2 by Sunday

 The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is moving into in Phase 2 on Sunday, April 18. That means anyone 16 years old and older and lives or works in the PWHD (Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park) can get a vaccine.

People in high-risk groups (such as those who are in Phase 1), will continue to be prioritized for vaccine appointments.

Starting Sunday, Virginians will be able to find and schedule appointments directly through vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).  One of the options at the vaccinate.virginia.gov site will be linking to https://vaccinefinder.org/.

Vaccine Finder lets you search for appointments near you, after entering your zip code.  Look for vaccine providers that have the words “in stock” and not “out of stock.”  Also, it will tell you if Moderna or Pfitzer vaccine is available.  The Prince William Health District is expected to be on Vaccine Finder come Sunday.

The Vaccine Finder website continues to expand as its list of vaccine providers grow.

Setting Expectations

If you are looking for a vaccine appointment, you may have to wait possibly days to weeks, but continue to check back on the Vaccine Finder website for an appointment.  Right now, there is a high demand for vaccinations in the Northern Virginia area.

For those who are in Phase 1, if you are unable to find an appointment in Vaccine Finder, you should register (if you are not already registered) at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA for your appointment.

Virginia’s Phase 1a, Phase 1b, and Phase 1c

VDH Phase 1ahttps://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/01/Phase-1a-In-Depth.pdf

VDH Phase 1b– https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/01/Phase-1b-In-Depth.pdf

VDH Phase 1c– https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/191/2021/01/Phase-1c-In-Depth.pdf

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(April 14, 2021)

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Virginia Stops using Johnson and Johnson Vaccine until CDC Investigation is Completed

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a rare possible side effect with the Johnson and Johnson (J and J) COVID-19 vaccine. Six women developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of getting a J and J vaccination.  One of the women, a 45-year-old from Virginia died. To date, more than 6.8 million people in the United States have received the J and J vaccine. The cases are being investigated to understand if there is a connection to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Did you have a J and J vaccine within the past three weeks?

 If you did, here is what you should watch out for: severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath. If you develop these conditions, you should contact your doctor or call 911 and make sure the healthcare provider is aware that you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

  • These symptoms are different from the flu-like illness (which can include headache) that can be seen shortly after vaccination.
  • People who received the J and J vaccine more than a month ago are at very low risk of developing this adverse event.
  • On Tuesday, April 13, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration asked that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine not be used until the CDC completes the investigation. Virginia continues its vaccine rollout using Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.  Vaccinations continue to be a very important tool to get this pandemic under control.

If you need to reschedule an appointment call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)

Additional CDC Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/JJUpdate.html

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(April 13, 2021)

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Pauses the use of

Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

 Metz Middle School Vaccine Clinic Now using Pfizer Vaccine

 The vaccine clinics taking place today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) at Metz Middle School in Manassas City will now be using Pfizer vaccine.

The two-day clinic (held by Walgreens and Manassas City) switched from Johnson and Johnson vaccine for the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Pfizer vaccine being used at Metz Middle School Clinic
  • Please know, all appointments are still the same
  • Participants are asked to be patient as the nurses and staff make this switch

*In the Prince William Health District Manassas Mall vaccination clinic, the COVID-19 vaccine is the Moderna vaccine.

REASON FOR THE SWITCH

Today, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a pause in the use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution while it investigates an extremely rare possible side effect.

 Dr. Danny Avula, VDH Vaccine Coordinator, states that in Virginia all Johnson and Johnson vaccines have been halted until that investigation is complete.

Dr. Avula states that, “This pause is reassuring in that it demonstrates the systems that are in place to monitor vaccine safety are working. We look forward to a thorough review by federal health officials.” The state will continue Virginia’s vaccine rollout at this time with the other two authorized vaccines, developed by Pfizer and Moderna.

To reschedule an appointment call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)

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(April 7, 2021)

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Prince William Health District Now Inviting More Workers to be Vaccinated

Are you in PHASE 1c? Are you registered for your Free COVID-19 Vaccine?

The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is now vaccinating those who are in PHASE 1c.  On Monday, the health district moved into this new phase.

PHASE 1c includes workers in:

  1. Energy
  2. Water, wastewater and waste removal workers
  3. Housing and Construction
  4. Food Service
  5. Transportation and Logistics
  6. Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
  7. Finance
  8. Information Technology (IT) and Communications
  9. Media
  10. Legal Services
  11. Public Safety (Engineers)
  12. Other Public Health Workers
  13. Barbers, Hairstylists, Hairdressers
  • Everyone in the COVID-19 vaccine priority groups; Phase 1a, Phase 1b and Phase 1c are now eligible to be vaccinated in the PWHD.  As individuals in Phases 1a and 1b continue to register, they will be invited for appointments too.
  • Governor Ralph Northam announced that by April 18thall of Virginia will move into Phase 2 (opens vaccine eligibility to all Virginians).

**Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register so they can be notified when they are eligible for a free vaccination AND when an appointment is available.  You can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).  Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

*Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available via vaccinate.virginia.gov.

It’s Time to Help the Elderly in Your Life or in Your Neighborhood

We want to make sure our elderly are protected and we do not want anyone left behind.

65 and older targeted by virus

  • Fact: COVID-19 virus targets the elderly
  • PWHD: Seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases
  • COVID-19 Variants (mutations of COVID-19 virus) spreading across Virginia

Please to reach out to the elderly in your lives to make sure they have gotten the vaccine if they wanted to. If they have signed up previously but have not been notified:

    • Help them to make sure all their information is correct at virginia.gov or call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). *People age 75 and older will be placed in an express lane to speak to a live agent.
    • Incomplete or inaccurate information could result in the person not being contacted for an appointment.
    • If the person is pre-registered, make sure their email is being checked including spam folder, and their phones calls are being answered since it could be an invitation to schedule an appointment.
    • Also try calling the PWHD Call Center at (703) 872-7759and Select Option #3.   Call center: Open 7-days a week (9am-4:30pm)

What if I signed up and have not been notified?

*If you have signed up previously and are in the eligible groups, but have not been notified, please check to make sure all your information is correct at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

  • Incomplete or inaccurate information could result in you not being contacted for an appointment.
  • If you are pre-registered, make sure you are checking your email and answering your phone because it could be an invitation to schedule your appointment.

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(April 5, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Prince William Health District Moves Into                                  PHASE 1C VACCINE ELIGIBILITY

On Monday, April 5th, the Prince William Health District officially moved into Phase 1c along with much of Northern Virginia.  Last week, Governor Ralph Northam said that by April 18 the entire state of Virginia will be moving into Phase 2.  Phase 2 will open up vaccine eligibility to all Virginians 16 years old and older.

Moving into Phase 1c means that additional essential workers are now eligible to get their free COVID-19 vaccine.

Other Essential Workers in Phase 1c:

  1. Energy
  2. Water, wastewater and waste removal workers
  3. Housing Construction
  4. Food Service
  5. Transportation and Logistics
  6. Institutions of Higher Education Faculty/Staff
  7. Finance
  8. Information Technology (IT) and Communications
  9. Media
  10. Legal Services
  11. Public Safety (Engineers)
  12. Other Public Health Workers
  13. Barbers, Hairstylists, Hairdressers

REASON FOR MOVING INTO PHASE 1c

The State has notified PWHD that all individuals in Phases 1a and 1b (including 16-64-year-olds with underlying conditions and those who are 65 and older) who pre-registered from the beginning of the year through March 26th have been invited for an appointment.  As a result, PWHD is opening up to 1c.

SIGN-UP FOR FREE VACCINE

Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register so they can be notified when they are eligible for a free vaccination AND when an appointment is available.

You can pre-register at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).  Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available via vaccinate.virginia.gov.

What if I signed up and have not been notified?

*If you have signed up previously and are in the eligible groups, but have not been notified, please check to make sure all your information is correct at vaccinate.virginia.gov or call the Virginia call center 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).

  • Incomplete or inaccurate information could result in you not being contacted for an appointment.
  • If you are pre-registered, make sure you are checking your email and answering your phone because it could be an invitation to schedule your appointment.

“Finally, the light at the end of this long journey seems to be coming into view,” said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A. “Vaccine is our best hope of ending the pandemic. My heartfelt thanks to the many Virginians who are signing up and getting vaccinated and for the health care workers and volunteers who are administering vaccines.”

For more information about Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.

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(April 1, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Virginia nears end of Phase 1 waiting list, begins moving to Phase 2

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18, ahead of the May 1 nationwide goal set by President Joe Biden. Governor Northam made the announcement during a visit to a vaccination clinic at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Prince William County, where more than 1,000 vaccines will be administered today.

This news comes as nearly every Virginian in the highest risk groups who has pre-registered for a vaccination appointment has received one, and those still on the pre-registration list will receive appointment invitations within the next two weeks.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel—and that light is getting brighter every day as more and more Virginians get vaccinated,” said Governor Northam. “We continue to work with diverse providers and community partners across the Commonwealth to distribute vaccines in a fair and equitable way and ensure those at the highest risk are vaccinated first. Expanding vaccine eligibility to all adults marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to put this pandemic behind us, and I thank all of the public health staff, health care workers, vaccinators, and volunteers who have helped make this possible.”

With over 3.7 million doses of vaccine administered so far in Virginia, more than one in three adults have received at least one dose and one in five Virginians are fully vaccinated. Virginia is administering vaccine doses as quickly as they are provided by the federal government. Because the Commonwealth has followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize those at highest risk, and because Virginia is a large and diverse state with many essential workers, many out-of-state commuters, and a high percentage of the population that wants to be vaccinated, it has taken some time to open eligibility to the general public.

In addition to adopting phased eligibility based on risk, Virginia has focused on equity throughout its vaccination effort by providing targeted resources in multiple languages, scheduling clinics in collaboration with community partners, performing grassroots outreach to drive pre-registration and scheduling, and implementing large, state-run Community Vaccination Centers in areas with vulnerable populations. These efforts will continue when eligibility opens to the general public in Phase 2.

Twenty-one of Virginia’s 35 local health districts have already started vaccinating essential workers in Phase 1c after providing appointments to everyone eligible in Phases 1a or 1b on the pre-registration list. Beginning April 4, districts that have invited everyone pre-registered in Phase 1c may invite members of the general public who have pre-registered. Based on the supply projected by the federal government, all local health districts will have enough vaccine to open appointments to the general public by April 18. Those at highest risk will continue to receive priority in the scheduling process.

Everyone who lives or works in Virginia should pre-register so they can be notified when they are eligible for vaccination and an appointment is available. To pre-register, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1). Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. Videoconferencing in American Sign Language is also available at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

 

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(March 31, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

 POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS FOCUSING ON COMMUNITIES AT GREATER RISK FOR INFECTION, HOSPITALIZATION AND DEATH

 With COVID-19 vaccine supplies increasing, state-run pop-up vaccination clinics are opening in the Prince William Health District area (Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park).

The clinics are focusing on areas in the Greater Prince William area with larger vulnerable populations and populations that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

  • The CDC reports that Hispanic or Latino persons are at 3.1 times greater risk to be hospitalized from COVID-19 and are at 2.3 times greater risk of dying from the disease or from complications from COVID-19.
  • CDC reports that Black or African-Americans are at 2.9 times greater risk to be hospitalized from COVID-19 and are at 1.9 times greater risk of dying from the disease or from complications from COVID-19.
  • CDC reports that Asianpersons are at 1.0 times greater risk to be hospitalized from COVID-19 and are at 1.0 times greater risk of dying from the disease or from complications from COVID-19.

Source:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html

 On Thursday, April 1, two state-run pop-up clinics are taking place.  These locations are fully booked.  More opportunities will be available in the future.

 First Mount Zion Baptist Church Clinic 

Location: 16622 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA 22025

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Todos Supermarket Clinic

Location: 13905 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To get your free COVID-19 vaccine pre-register at VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

 COVID-19 VACCINES ARE NOT SOLD —They are FREE!

If you come across a website offering to sell COVID-19 vaccine, it is a fraud!  COVID-19 vaccines are never sold or exchanged online.

Stop Scammers

Here’s what you should know:

The Virginia Department of Health (VHD) will not ask for money for a COVID-19 vaccine and will not send the vaccine.

  • If you are being asked to pay for the vaccine or are being asked to pay to get registered on a waitlist, this is a scam.
  • If you get an email invitation for an appointment, but it demands money, this is a scam.
  • If you get an advertisement by email, online or text that says for payment, get vaccine doses shipped to you, this is a scam.
  • Scam artists search for ways to get people to hand over their personal information. People are taking selfies with their vaccination cards and posting to social media as they are excited to get the vaccine. The problem is the vaccination card has personal information on it, like birth dates.  This is an invitation for identity theft.

If you think you are being scammed, call the Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section at (800) 552-9963.

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(March 29, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

As COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue Increasing in Virginia, Some Public Health Restrictions will be Decreasing

Governor Ralph Northam says, “With increased vaccination capacity and our health metrics continuing to trend the right direction, we can safely take these targeted steps to ease certain mitigation measures.” But he says we have come so far over the last year that now is not the time to throw in the towel and that we need to remain vigilant to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Virginia will continue the “Safer at Home” strategies which include physical distancing, teleworking, and universal mask-wearing.

Beginning on Thursday, April 1, restrictions ease as follows:

  • Increase in Number of People at Social gatherings: Social gatherings will increase to 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings.  Currently, social gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
  • Recreational sporting events: For indoor settings, the number of spectators at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor settings will increase from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.
  • In-person graduation and commencement events: Gov. Northam’s preliminary guidance on safe in-person graduations and commencements, for outdoor events, include a cap of 5,000 people or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Events held indoors may have up to 500 people, or 30 percent of the venue capacity, whichever is less. Attendees must wear masks and follow safety protocols to ensure proper distancing.

VACCINATIONS SITES

**Please note: the PWHD call center will be closed on Sunday, April 4 in observance of Easter.

The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) which is a mass vaccination site is operating out of the former Gander Mountain store, located at, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.  If you have an Official Appointment or Invitation to the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the former Gander Mountain store in Woodbridge, here are a few guidelines to follow:

  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your appointment. You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.
  • Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
  • Please have a copy of your invitation (email, text, barcode) or other proof of your name ready when you arrive at the site.

PWHD Clinic Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109  is open 9 am to 4 pm  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, on Thursday 1 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday 9 am to 4 pm. This clinic is administering Moderna vaccine.

If you have a scheduled appointment at Manassas Mall, here are a few tips:

  • Driver’s license or Driver Privilege card needs to have a PWC, City of Manassas or City of Manassas Park address.
  • Change of address should be presented or a utility bill (to prove residency)
  • Worker badge with Prince William Health District address.
  • If you live outside the PWHD but work in the PWHD jurisdiction you will need to bring ID to verify your employment and you must meet one of the categories that is currently eligible for vaccination.
  • The Manassas Mall clinic will not accept non-PWHD residents who did not receive an official appointment scheduling link for the person intended.

**If you want to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine and are not pre-registered, you still can register at: VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

 PWHD Test Sites will operate as follows this week:

DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 NO TESTING NO TESTING NO TESTING
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. Grace Church 1006 Williamstown Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026
Thursday, April 1, 2021 NO TESTING NO TESTING NO TESTING
Friday,April 2, 2021 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Splashdown Water Park 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109

 More information Visit: PWHD website: vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william

 

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(March 26, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Community Vaccination Center Information

 If you have an Official Appointment or Invitation to the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the former Gander Mountain store in Woodbridge, here are a few guidelines to follow:

  • Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment. You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.
  • Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
  • Please have a copy of your invitation (email, text, barcode) or other proof of your name ready when you arrive at the site.

The CVC is using the Pfizer vaccine and is located at the former Gander Mountain store, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.   Individuals who receive their Pfizer vaccinations there are coming from the state’s pre-registration list and either live or work in Prince William County, Manassas City or Manassas Park.

To pre-register go to vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.  If you have already pre-registered you need to go to vaccinate.virginia.gov make sure your information is correct.

 COVID-19 VACCINES ARE FREE – DON’T BE SCAMMED!

Scammers wasted no time cashing in on the COVID-19 vaccines and are targeting individuals 65 years and older since the vaccines first rolled out in December.  Although they are targeting this age group, they will not hesitate to request payment from those in other age ranges!

Here is what you need to know — COVID-19 VACCINES ARE FREE!

  • The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will not ask for money for a COVID-19 vaccine and will not send you the vaccine through the mail.
  • If you are being asked to pay for the vaccine or are being asked to pay to get registered on the waitlist, you are being scammed.
  • If you get an email invitation for an appointment but it demands money, you are being scammed.
  • If you get an advertisement by email, online or text that says for payment you can get vaccine doses shipped to you, you are being scammed.
  • Do not take a selfie with your vaccination card and post it on social media! Your vaccination card has personal information on it, like your birth date, which is an invitation for identity theft.

If you think you are being scammed call the Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section at (800) 552-9963.

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(March 24, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

CVC started operating on Tuesday at the Former Gander Mountain Store 

A Community Vaccination Center or CVC is another clinic to vaccinate in the Prince William Health District.  It is located at the former Gander Mountain store, located at 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.   The CVC uses Pfizer vaccine.

If you have a CVC Attpointment:  

  • Arrive 15-minutes before your appointment.  You will not get in early for your vaccine.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.
  • Pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
  • Bring a copy of your invitation (email, text, QR code), proof of your name, and have it ready as you approach the main building entrance.

Those vaccinated at the CVC will come from the State’s pre-registration list.  If you are not pre-registered, now is the time to get registered at VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

**Please update your pre-registration record.

PWHD Vaccination Clinic Manassas Mall: Monday-Saturday

Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109  will operate from 9 am to 4 pm from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, on Thursday from 1pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday March 27th from 9 am to 4 pm. The clinic is currently administering Moderna vaccine.

 

Things you need to know if you have a scheduled appointment at Manassas Mall.

  • Driver’s license or Driver Privilege card needs to have a PWC, City of Manassas or City of Manassas Park address.
  • Change of address should be presented or a utility bill (to prove residency)
  • Worker badge with Prince William Health District address.
  • If you live outside the PWHD but work in the PWHD jurisdiction you will need to bring ID to verify your employment and you must meet one of the categories that is currently eligible for vaccination.
  • The Manassas Mall clinic will not accept non-PWHD residents who did not receive an official appointment scheduling link for the person intended.
  • The PWHD will actively check for eligibility.

 

PWHD appointment notifications may include the following information:

 

  • Appointments booked from the PWHD Call Center will begin as a notification phone call / SMS text/email polling for availability using the Everbridge system. The initial contact is NOT a confirmed appointment. The recipient must confirm their availability (or report they have already been vaccinated).
  • Emails come from “Prince William Health District” (noreply@everbridge.net).  To confirm, the recipient must click the link in the message that corresponds to the response.
  • Phone calls come from 703-872-7759.  The caller ID will show “PWHD CALL CNTR” on compatible devices.  The recipient must listen to the entire message, press the key that corresponds to their choice, and listen for the “Thank you, your response has been recorded” message.
  • SMS texts come from 88911 or 86391.  Recipients must click the https://evb.gg/######## link to select a choice or respond back with the number that corresponds to their choice.  It is best to click the link and respond in a web browser.  If responding by text, reply with ONLY the number – no other text.

***All initial messages from the PWHD Call Center will clearly state “You will receive a link to schedule a specific appointment time within 36 hours before the date you selected.”

***If you share the link with anyone or use this link from a friend or family member that shared the link with you, your appointment will be canceled.

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(March 22, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Tuesday Community Vaccination Center (CVC) Opens

A Community Vaccination Center or CVC is a large-scale vaccination clinic that can vaccinate hundreds to thousands of people a day. CVCs were an initiative planned from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis to support communities when more vaccines were available.

Beginning Tuesday, March 23, a CVC will begin vaccinating people who live as well as people who work in the Prince William Health District.   The CVC is located at the former Gander Mountain store, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Important Information for CVC Appointments 

  • Arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your appointment.  You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
  • Bring a copy of your invitation (email, text, QR code) and proof of your name when you arrive at the site.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.  Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.

Organized by VDEM, the CVCs are standing up throughout the state in communities with the largest vulnerable populations and populations with higher rates of COVID-19 illnesses and death.  According to VDEM, these sites were further evaluated to ensure health equity.

These sites are State-managed and made possible thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding that was granted to Virginia for the State’s continued response to COVID-19.

Those vaccinated at the CVC will come from the State’s pre-registration list.  If you are not pre-registered, now is the time to get registered.  To register, go to:  VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

It is a good idea to register today even if you are not sure you want the vaccine.  If you end up changing your mind, you are already in line which means you will not have to wait as long.

**Please update your registration record if your status has changed. Even if you have already been vaccinated, it is important to update your Vaccinate Virginia pre-registration record with your correct first name, last name, and date of birth.  This will ensure that you will be automatically removed from the waitlist once you have been vaccinated.

PWHD Vaccination Clinic Manassas Mall: Monday-Saturday

Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109  will operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday., to  administering the Moderna vaccine, On Thursday from 1pm to 7 pm. Saturday March 27th from 9 am to 4 pm.

PWHD Test Sites will operate as follows this week:

 

DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
Monday, March 22, 2021 10am–2pm Metz Middle School 9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2pm– 6pm Cloverdale Park 15150 Cloverdale Road, Dale City, VA 22193
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9am–1pm Grace Church 1006 Williamstown Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026
Thursday, March 25, 2021 10am–2pm Woodbridge Senior Center 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Friday, March 26, 2021 2pm–6pm Splashdown Water Park 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109
Saturday,March 27, 2021 9am–12pm  

Development Services Building

 

5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

 More information:

 

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(March 18, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Community Vaccination Center (CVC): Starts Next Week at the old Gander Mountain location

A Community Vaccination Center or CVC is a large-scale vaccination clinic that can vaccinate hundreds to thousands of people a day. CVCs were an initiative planned from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis to support communities when more vaccines were available.

Beginning next week, a CVC will be another clinic to get vaccines into arms in the Prince William Health District. The location is Gander Mountain, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), health departments and localities have been responding to the pandemic for a year, and a planning assumption was that once vaccinations were more readily available, health departments would be stretched very thin. VDEM officials say CVC sites are intended to assist the amazing work health departments, pharmacies, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities across the state have been doing over the past few months to get vaccines into arms.

Organized by VDEM, the CVCs are standing up throughout the state in communities with the largest vulnerable populations and populations with higher rates of COVID-19 illnesses and death.  According to VDEM, these sites were further evaluated to ensure health equity.

Presently, all of these sites require vaccination appointments. Individuals who pre-registered for the vaccine and are eligible under the health districts and states current phases for distribution will be contacted to make an appointment to receive their vaccine doses.

Those vaccinated at the CVC will come from the State’s pre-registration list.  If you are not pre-registered, now is the time to get registered.

To register, go to:  VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. Please update your registration record if your status has changed. Even if you have already been vaccinated, it is important to update your Vaccinate Virginia pre-registration record with your correct first name, last name, and date of birth.  This will ensure that you will be automatically removed from the waitlist once you have been vaccinated. Do not hesitate to sign up today even if you are uncertain if you want the vaccine. It will not obligate you to get vaccinated when it is your turn.

Below are some helpful hints for the public who are scheduled to visit one of these sites:

  • Arrive no earlier than 20 minutes prior to your appointment time. You will not be allowed in early to receive your vaccine.
    ● No walk-ins will be accepted at this time. Please pre-register to be contacted for an appointment.
    ● Bring a copy of your invitation (email, text, QR code) and proof of your name when you arrive at the site.

These community vaccination centers will not replace other local, small-scale efforts to deliver COVID-19. These sites are State-managed and made possible thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding that was granted to Virginia for the State’s continued response to COVID-19. The sites were selected after VDEM conducted an equity analysis to determine the communities with the largest number of vulnerable populations and communities that were most impacted by COVID-19.

PHASE 1a and all of Phase 1b Now Open In PWHD:

In PWHD, Phase 1b pre-registered persons in tiers 1-11 are now eligible to be vaccinated. Those in Phase 1b tiers include:

(1) Police, Fire, and Hazmat Workers

(2) Corrections and homeless shelter workers

(3) Childcare/Pre-k-12 Teachers/Staff

(4) Food and Agriculture workers

(5) Those who work in Manufacturing

(6) Those who work at Grocery Stores

(7) Public transit workers

(8) Mail carriers (USPS and private)

(9) Officials needed to maintain continuity of government

(10) Clergy/Faith Leaders

(11) Janitorial/ Cleaning Staff

 Additionally, persons aged 65 years and older, people living in Correctional Facilities, Homeless Shelters, and Migrant Labor Camps, and people aged 16-64 with a High-Risk Medical Condition or Disability are eligible for vaccinations.

  More information:

 

 

 

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(March 16, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Large Vaccination Clinic will be Rolling into PWHD Area

PWHD is getting a Community Vaccination Center

(March 16,2021)

A Community Vaccination Center or CVC is a large-scale vaccination clinic that is able to vaccinate from hundreds to thousands in one day. CVCs were an initiative planned from the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis to support communities when more vaccines were made available.

Beginning next week, a CVC will be putting needles into arms in the Prince William Health District. It will be at the old Gander Mt. building near the Potomac Mills Mall.  The state says the CVC will do an estimated 3,000 doses a day which is 15,000 a week.  It will operate five days a week (Tuesday-Saturday)

We are still waiting to learn exactly when it will be opening next week.

According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) health departments and localities have been operating in response mode to the pandemic for a year, and one of the planning assumptions was that once the vaccine was more readily available, the health departments would be stretched very thin. VDEM officials say CVC sites are intended to augment the amazing work health departments, pharmacies, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities across the state have been doing over the past few months to get shots into arms.

The super-size vaccination clinic is an operation organized by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).  The CVCs are being stood-up in multiple areas in the state.  These chosen areas have the largest vulnerable populations and populations that have higher rates of COVID-19 illnesses and death.  According to VDEM, these sites were further identified using a health equity lens.

Those vaccinated at the CVC will come from the state’s pre-registration list.  If you are not pre-registered, now is the time to get registered.  To register, go to:  VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

You can find more information at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/vdem-and-vdh-open-community-vaccination-centers-statewide/

 

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(March 15, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

If you are not registered for a FREE COVID-19 vaccination, please visit VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV.  Sign up on the waitlist to get the free vaccine. Register even if you are not sure you want the vaccine. Registering puts you closer to getting vaccinated if you chose to get vaccinated.  All three COVID-19 vaccines; Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are highly effective at preventing COVID-19 related hospitalizations and death.

 This will be the last week Prince William Health District will be using the George Mason University clinic at Beacon Hall. We would like to thank the University and all the staff that helped to make this clinic a success in allowing us to vaccinate all the residents that came through the clinic. The Beacon Hall clinic was able to distribute over 7,000 vaccines.

This past week: Two mass vaccination clinics distributed 2,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at both Gander Mountain and the Mason and Partners clinic. The PWHD partnered with the homeless shelters and services to vaccinated 158 homeless residents who opted to be vaccinated.

PRINCE WILLIAM HEALTH DISTRICT, VA – At 7 p.m. this evening, March 15, Dr. Alison Ansher, director of the Prince William Health District, will participate in a virtual town hall with Praise 104.1 FM. The session is titled, “Heart 2 Heart: The COVID Vaccine and Our Community,” and it is focused on answering questions the black community has about COVID vaccines.

African-American physician, Dr. Briana Walton, director of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Maryland Capital Region Health will also participate. Community activist Carl Armstrong, director of Operations for Heart 4 The Community Initiative, and Sherrie Johnson, director of Communications for Prince William County Government, will round out the panel.

Praise 104.1 radio personality Cheryl Jackson will host the one-hour virtual town hall that will air live on Praise 104.1’s Facebook page, the Radio One DC YouTube channel and PraiseDC.com.

 

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics

  No walk-ins, by appointment only.

 Clinic locations and time changes for the week of March 15, 2021 to March 20, 2021:

 Gander Mountain, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Monday, March 15th and Thursday, March 18th, the clinic will be administering the Moderna vaccine first doses from 9:00am to 4:00 pm. Thursday’s clinic will be administering 1200 Moderna second doses from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109  will operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 19th,  administering the Moderna vaccine of 750 second doses, and Saturday March 20th from 9 am to 4 pm administering the Moderna vaccine 750 first doses.

Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, on the Manassas Campus of GMU. The clinic will operate from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday, March 16th and Friday, March 20th.  On Tuesday, the clinic will administer 550 first doses of the Moderna vaccine. On Friday, the clinic will administer 750 second doses of Moderna.

  

NEW VACCINE DASHBOARD PWHD – Available to the Public

The Emergency Operations Center has worked with the PWHD to create a PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. This data is derived from publicly accessible data feeds that VDH has made available. The dashboard will update in real-time; however, the data feeds are generally updated by noon daily.

Please note that this is data from the State, so it includes data from all providers (hospitals, PWHD, medical practices, other community health providers, pharmacies).

PWHD Test Sites will operate as follows this week:

 DAY TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
Monday, March 15, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Metz Middle School 9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cloverdale Park 15150 Cloverdale Road, Dale City, VA 22193
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grace Church 1006 Williamstown Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026
Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Woodbridge Senior Center 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Friday, March 19, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Splashdown Water Park 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109
Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Development Services Building 5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

More information:

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(March 11, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

                                          PWHD Continues Partnership with MAP Clinic (Bridge Health Clinic) in Manassas Park for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The Map Clinic (MAP) (located in Manassas Park) serves the uninsured and refugee community within PWC, Manassas City and Manassas Park.  Around January 20, the Prince William Health District (PWHD) began partnering with the MAP Clinic for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

The health district provides a portion of its weekly allotment of vaccine to the MAP Clinic.  The clinic works to vaccinate eligible community members, with an emphasis on equity.

On Friday, March 12, the MAP Clinic will be holding a mass vaccination clinic.  The health district is supplying 1,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the clinic.

On Monday, March 8, a mass vaccination clinic using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was held on the other side of the county, at the old Gander Mountain building by Potomac Mills Mall.

If you are not registered for a FREE COVID-19 vaccination go to VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.GOV.   All three COVID-19 vaccines; Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are highly effective at preventing COVID-19 related hospitalizations and death.

 DID YOU KNOW?

*More people in Phase 1b are now eligible to be vaccinated in the PWHD. Those in Phase 1b tiers 4, 5 and 6 can now be vaccinated.

It includes: 

(4) Food and Agriculture workers

(5) Those who work in Manufacturing

(6) Those who work at Grocery Stores

    VACCINE Eligibility Expands Phase 1b: 4. Food & Agriculture 5. Manufacturing, 6. Grocery Store Workers

Updated phase 1a and 1b vaccination program

 

 

 

 

NEW VACCINE DASHBOARD PWHD – Available to the Public

A look at PWHD vaccine dashboard

The Emergency Operations Center has worked with the PWHD to create a PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. This data is derived from publicly accessible data feeds that VDH has made available. The dashboard will update in real-time; however, the data feeds are generally updated by noon daily.

Please note that this is data from the State, so it includes data from all providers (hospitals, PWHD, medical practices, other community health providers, pharmacies).

PWHD Test Sites will operate as follows this week:

 

DAY TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
Thursday, March 11 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Woodbridge Senior Center 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Friday, March 12 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Splashdown Water Park 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109
Saturday, March 13 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Development Services Building

 

5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

More information:

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(March 9, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

PWHD Vaccination Progress

 Vaccination Running Total

As of March 8, 2021:  94,742 have been vaccinated in the PWHD by the local health district, hospitals, medical care providers, federal Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) program, and other community health care providers.

Last week: Residents in the PWHD received 7,042 first doses and 6,684 second doses.

 

NEW Publicly Accessible Dashboard

A look at PWHD vaccine dashboard

The Emergency Operations Center has worked with the PWHD to create a PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. This data is derived from publicly accessible data feeds that VDH has made available. The dashboard will update in real-time; however, the daily update cadence for the data feeds is generally by noon daily.

*Please note that this is data from the State, so it includes data from all providers (hospitals, PWHD, medical practices, other community health providers, pharmacies)

New PrepMod Scheduling System

Appointments are being made through the PrepMod system. When it is your turn to schedule an appointment, you will receive an email, phone call, or text message from the PWHD Call Center.  You will first be asked if you are available for a particular day and are willing to accept the vaccine being administered at that clinic site.  Then, you will receive a follow-up notification with a link to the scheduling process. After selecting an appointment slot, you have 15 minutes to complete the scheduling process. Please do not share this link with your family members or friends, as doing so will forfeit your allocated appointment. If you are unable to use the internet to schedule your appointment, please call 703-872-7759, option 3, for assistance scheduling.

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics:   No walk-ins, by appointment only.

 Gander Mountain, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192, Monday, Wednesday, Friday daytime hours for second-doses.  

 Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 and Beacon Hall 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, will each operate daytime hours Tuesdays and Thursdays for first-doses.


PWHD –  COVID-19 TESTING SITES will operate as follows this week:
  

DAY TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
 

Monday, March 8

 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Metz Middle School  

9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110

Tuesday,  March 9 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cloverdale Park  

15150 Cloverdale Road, Dale City, VA 22193

Wednesday, March 10 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Grace Church 1006 Williamstown Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026
Thursday, March 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Woodbridge Senior Center 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Friday, March 12 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Splashdown Water Park 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109
Saturday, March 13 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Development Services Building

 

5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

More information:

·       Vaccination Virginia Pre-Registration FAQs: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/

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(March 6, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

PWHD Vaccination Progress

 Running Total:  As of March 5, 2021

  • As of March 5:  89,230 have been vaccinated in the PWHD by the local health district, hospitals, medical care providers, federal Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) program, and other community health care providers.
  • Last week: 7,042 first doses and 6,684 second doses were administered in PWHD.

 Information on the three COVID-19 Vaccines

  • PWHD is using Moderna, and the newest is Johnson and Johnson which is a single-dose vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is being used by many of our partners.
  • The Health District does not recommend one vaccine over another.
  • When scheduling your vaccination appointment, you will be told which vaccine is being used at that vaccination clinic.
  • If you choose not to accept a particular vaccine, you should look for a clinic that offers the vaccine you prefer. It will be listed in the site registration information.
  • Experts say the best vaccine might be the first vaccine that is available at that time.
  • Even after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, we still need to wear a face mask, wash our hands, and social distance even after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson and Johnson Efficacy

  • Phase 3 clinical trials found that a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was 85% effective at preventing severe disease and provided nearly complete protection from COVID-19 related hospitalizations and death.
  • It is authorized for use in people 18 years or older.
  • Protection from the vaccine begins about 2 weeks after receiving the shot (like other vaccines).

****New Scheduling System “PrepMod”

A new scheduling system called PrepMod is now being used in PWHD. This new system is being used in many Health Districts in the commonwealth.

For those who had scheduled their first dose through VAMS, you will be contacted by the call center for second doses. If you do not receive a call from the PWHD within 3 days of your scheduled vaccination due date. Please contact the PWHD call center.

But everyone else will be using the new scheduling system PrepMod to schedule your vaccination appointments.  Please, be on the lookout for those important emails to schedule your vaccine appointments. These emails are not spam or a scam.

On Monday, March 8th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Gander Mountain clinic will be administering 1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines using the PrepMod vaccine scheduling system.  All appointments are being made through PrepMod. 

You will receive an email from VDH that will state the following:

“Please use the attached registration link to sign up for your COVID Vaccine. Please note that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be used for this appointment.  If you prefer a different vaccine please do not register using this link.  You will not lose your place on the waitlist.

Please do not share this link with your family members or friends. This link is non-sharable. This link is for invitees only.

Uninvited guests, who sign up for an appointment using this link will have their appointment canceled.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Your ID will be required at the time of your appointment.”

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PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics –   *No walk-ins, by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Gander Mountain Clinc, 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Monday, March 8th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gander Mountain clinic will be administering 1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines using the PrepMod vaccine registration. All appointments are being made through PrepMod.

 More information:

·   Vaccination Virginia Pre-Registration FAQs: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-faq/vaccination/

 

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(March 3, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

Prince William Health District Prepares for Upcoming

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shipment

 Here is what you should know: 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are now available from three different drug manufacturers: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. This means more vaccine supply and additional tools to help protect people. 
  • The newest vaccine is made by Johnson & Johnson. The S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it to be safe and effective, and authorized it for emergency use on February 27, 2021.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only a single dose:
    • A single-dose vaccine may be desirable for people who want to complete their immunization schedule quickly, do not want to return for a second dose, or have difficulty returning for a second dose.
    • A single dose vaccine is beneficial for walk-in locations, or areas where it is difficult to schedule appointments online.
  • It is highly effective at preventing severe disease, including hospitalization and death.
  • It is authorized for use in people aged 18 years or older (like the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine).
  • It involves a different technology (method), but one that has been used for many years to develop successful vaccines.
  • The dose delivered is the same as other COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The most common side effects among Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 trial participants were injection site pain, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, and nausea.
    • Most side effects occurred within 2 days post-vaccination and were mild or moderate.
  • Protection from the vaccine begins about 2 weeks after receiving the shot (like other vaccines, it takes time for the body to develop protection. We still need to wear mask, wash our hands, and social distance).
  • Note: When PWHD receives the three vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson), we will make appointments based on the vaccine supply on hand.

Who Should Call the PWHD Call Center and When? 

  • If you received your first dose but did not get an appointment for your second dose, you should be contacted 3-7 days prior to your second dose being due.
  • If it is three days before you should get your second dose or overdue for your second dose, but you have not been contacted to schedule your appointment, you should call the call center as soon as possible to schedule your second dose appointment. Please have your waitlist ID number available. 

More information: Visit the PWHD website vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william

FAQs: Visit CDC website cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

 Vaccine Pre-registration:

  • Virginia residents and workers can sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the new Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System at virginia.gov.
  • For those who do not have access to the internet, you can pre-register for the vaccine by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.  The state’s call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

PWHD Currently Vaccinating Phases 1a and 1b: 

  • 1a: All categories of healthcare workers and long term care facility employees.
  • 1b: Frontline essential workers (Police, Fire, Hazmat), individuals 65 and older, Childcare/PreK-12 teachers/staff, correction facilities, homeless shelters, people aged 16-64 years old with underlying medical condition or disability.

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics:  No walk-ins, by appointment only. 

  • Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, on the Manassas Campus of GMU. Clinic hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday this week. Only first doses being administered.
  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 The PWHD COVID vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor. Clinic hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday this week. For Entry, the closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left. Only second doses being administered.
  • Safeway, 12821 Braemar Village Plaza, Bristow, VA, 20136 Clinic hours are 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday this week. Monday and Fridays are first doses only. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are second doses only.
  • Safeway, 4240 Merchant Plaza, Woodbridge, VA 22192 Clinic hours are 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday this week.      Monday and Fridays are first doses only. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are second doses only.
  • Gander Mountain (Vaccines Administered by Walmart), 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Clinic hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Wednesday-Saturday this week. Appointments are being made through the state pre-registration list as a pilot program to see how the state can improve on future appointments and scheduling with other pharmacies.

FREE COVID Testing Sites: 

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Woodbridge Senior Center

13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Start Time 10:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00 PM, whichever comes first.

  • Friday, March 5, 2021 – Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

  • Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Development Services Building

5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12:00 noon, whichever comes first. 

Register for Thursday’s Virtual Town Hall on COVID vaccines:

Virtual Town Hall PWHD about COVID-19 vaccines

 

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(March 2, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

New vaccine from Johnson & Johnson to battle COVID-19 is headed to the Commonwealth

 Here is what you should know:

  • COVID-19 vaccines now are available from three different drug manufacturers: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. This means more supply and more tools to help protect people.
  • The newest vaccine is made by Johnson & Johnson. The  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it to be safe and effective, and they authorized it for emergency use on February 27, 2021.

 

  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only a single dose:
    • A single-dose vaccine may be desirable for people who want to complete their immunization schedule quickly, do not want to return for a second dose, or have difficulty returning for a second dose.
    • A single dose vaccine is beneficial for walk-in locations, or areas where it is difficult to schedule appointments online.

 

  • It is highly effective at preventing severe disease, including hospitalization and death.

 

  • It is authorized for use in people aged 18 years or older (like the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine).
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use in people aged 16 years or older.

 

  • It is easier to store than other vaccines–it does not require ultra-cold temperatures and can be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius for up to 3 months.

 

  • It involves a different technology (method), but one that has been used for many years to develop successful vaccines.

 

  • The dose delivered is the same as other COVID-19 vaccines.

 

  • The most common side effects among Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 trial participants were injection site pain, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, and nausea.
    • Most side effects occurred within 2 days post-vaccination and were mild or moderate.

 

  • Protection from the vaccine begins about 2 weeks after receiving the shot (like other vaccines, it takes time for the body to develop protection).

Note: When PWHD receives the three vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson), we will make appointments based on the vaccines on hand.

Who Should Call the PWHD Call Center and When?

  • If you are due or overdue for your second dose of Moderna, you should call the call center as soon as possible to set up your second dose appointment. Please have your waitlist ID number available.

 

  • If it is three days before you should get your second dose, but you have not been contacted to schedule your appointment, you should call the call center as soon as possible to schedule your second dose appointment.

 

  • PWHD Call Center:

Open (9am-4:30pm) seven days a week

          (703) 872-7759 and select option #3

  

Vaccine Pre-registration:

  • Virginia residents and workers can sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the new Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System at virginia.gov.

 

  • For those who do not have access to the internet, you can pre-register for the vaccine by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.  The state’s call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

 

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics:  No walk-ins, by appointment only.

 

  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109The PWHD COVID vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor. Clinic hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday this week. For Entry, the closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left. Second doses only being administered.
  • Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, on the Manassas Campus of GMU. Clinic hours are 9 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday this week. First doses only being administered.

 

FREE COVID Testing Sites:

 Monday, March 1, 2021-Metz Middle School

         9950 Wellington Rd. Manassas, VA 20110

Start Time 10:00am |Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00pm, whichever comes first.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021-James S. Long Regional Park

4603 James Madison Highway Haymarket, VA 20169

Start Time 11:00am | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00pm, whichever comes first.

 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021-Clover Park

15150 Cloverdale Road Dale City, VA 22193

Start Time 4:00pm |Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00pm, whichever comes first.

 

Wednesday, March 3,2021-Grace Church

1006 Williamstown Dr. Dumfries, VA 22026

Start Time 9:00am | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00pm, whichever comes first.

 More information: Visit the PWHD website vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william

FAQs: Visit CDC website cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

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 (February 27, 2021)

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that a new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine will begin being offered in Virginia next week following federal approval of a third vaccination that has been proven to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from the disease.

On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. The EUA allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. for those 18 and older.

Virginia is expected to receive 69,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, which will be prioritized for mass vaccination clinics across the state. An additional allotment is expected to be sent to pharmacies participating in a federal partnership to help vaccinate priority groups, such as those 65 and older, at no cost.

VDH encourages all providers who schedule vaccine appointments to advise individuals which vaccine they will receive because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs from those available from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna in that it requires only one dose, rather than two. All three vaccines have been proven to be effective at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death.

For more information about COVID-19 in Virginia, and the Commonwealth’s ongoing efforts in the pandemic, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus.

 

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(February 25, 2021)

Prince William Health District – Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

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Information Update

 Upcoming Virtual Town Hall Aims To Answer Your Questions About the COVID Vaccine

  Virtual Town Hall PWHD about COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine Preregistration:

  • Virginia Residents and workers can sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the new Statewide Vaccine Pre-registration System at virginia.gov.
  • For those who do not have access to the internet, you can get pre-registered for the vaccine by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.  The state’s call center is open seven days a week (8am–8pm).

 FREE COVID-19 Testing Sites:

 Thursday, February 25, 2021 – Woodbridge Senior Center

13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Start Time 10:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00 PM, whichever comes first.

  • Friday, February 26, 2021 – Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109

Start Time 2:00 PM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 – Development Services Building

5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Start Time 9:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12:00 Noon, whichever comes first.

PWHD Currently in Phases 1a and 1b:

1a: All categories of Healthcare workers and long term care facilities.

1b: Frontline essential workers (Police, Fire, Hazmat), individuals 65 and older, Childcare/PreK-12 teachers/staff, correction facilities, homeless shelters, people aged 16-64 years old with underlying medical condition or disability.

PWHD call center schedule second dose and reschedule appointments due to bad weather

 PWHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:  No Walk-ins, by appointment only. 

  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109The PWHD COVID-19 vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday this week. For Entry, the closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left. Second doses being administered.
  • Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, on the Manassas Campus of GMU. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday this week. First doses being administered.

 More information: Visit the PWHD website vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william

FAQs: Visit CDC website cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

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(February 24, 2021)

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Information Update

Attend the Prince William COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall PWHD about COVID-19 vaccines

  On Thursday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Prince William Health District (PWHD) will host a virtual COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall. Dr. Alison Ansher, director of the PWHD, and Dr. Fabian Sandoval, CEO and research director of the Emerson Clinical Research Institute, will share important information about the vaccines.

To submit questions in advance, send them to EOCJIC@pwcgov.org by Tuesday, March 2.

To attend the virtual town hall, use this WebEx link: https://bit.ly/3dJH5XJ.

 

Asista a la Vacunación contra el COVID-19 de la Junta del Ayuntamiento de Prince William

El día jueves, 4 de marzo, de 6 p.m. a 7 p.m., el Distrito Sanitario de Prince William (PWHD) presentará una Junta Virtual del Ayuntamiento contra el COVID-19. La Dra. Alison Ansher, directora del PWHD, y el Dr. Fabián Sandoval, CEO y Director de Investigación del Emerson Clinical Research Institute, compartirán información importante acerca de las vacunas.

Para presentar preguntas por anticipado, envíelas a EOCJIC@pwcgov.org hasta el martes, 2 de marzo.

Para asistir a la junta virtual del ayuntamiento, utilice este enlace de WebEx: https://bit.ly/3dJH5XJ.

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(February 22, 2021)

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  Information Update

    Overdue or Due for Second Dose?  

Canceled Appointment Due to Bad Weather?

 

Call the Prince William Health District (PWHD) Call Center at (703) 872-7759 and

Select Option #3.

 

Who Should Call the PWHD Call Center and When?

 If you are Due or Overdue for your second dose of Moderna, you should call the call center as soon as possible to set up your second dose appointment. Please have your waitlist ID number available.

  • If it is three days before you should be getting your second dose, but you have not been contacted to schedule your appointment, you should call the call center as soon as possible to schedule your second dose appointment.
  • Your appointment was canceled because of bad weather and you have not rescheduled yet, you should call the call center to schedule your new appointment. Please have your waitlist ID number available.
  • PWHD Call Center:

Open (9am-4:30pm) Seven days a week

(703) 872-7759 and select option #3.

 PWHD call center schedule second dose and reschedule appointments due to bad weather

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics:  No Walk-ins, by appointment only. 

  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. The PWHD COVID vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For Entry, the closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left.
  • Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110, on the Manassas Campus of GMU. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

More information: Visit the PWHD website vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william

 

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(February 17, 2021)

Vaccinate Virginia

This is an update from the Virginia Department of Health about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations in Virginia.

The available supply of vaccine is still very limited around the country, and we know the wait has been frustrating.

The good news is that state and local public health officials and many partners have been working tirelessly to get vaccines to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible:

  • More than 1.4 million doses have already been administered by Virginia, including nearly 95% of the first doses available to the state. You can track Virginia’s progress on the Vaccine Dashboards.
  • Virginia ranks 12th among all states for percent of the population that has received at least one dose, and 9th among all states for percent of available doses administered, according to CDC data presented by the New York Times.

Today, we launched a new statewide vaccine pre-registration system, to make it easier for people to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccination. If you are receiving this email, you have been transferred automatically to the new statewide system and you do not need to do anything at this time. You will maintain your current status, and can confirm that you are in the new system at any time, at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

The country still needs more vaccine supply to be able to get shots in the arms of everyone who wants them. Unfortunately, it may take weeks or months before everyone currently on waitlists is able to make an appointment. Although the complexities of vaccine distribution do not make it possible to give an estimated appointment date, we will send you regular reminders that you are still on the pre-registration list.

 

When your appointment becomes available, there will be no charge. State and local agencies will never call, email or text you to ask for your social security number or immigration status in connection with vaccination. For additional information, including frequently asked questions and details about vaccine eligibility, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.

 

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Esta es una actualización del Departamento de Salud de Virginia sobre las vacunas del COVID-19. El suministro disponible de vacunas todavía es muy limitado en todo el país, y sabemos que la espera ha sido frustrante.

La buena noticia es que los funcionarios de salud pública estatales y locales, así como muchos socios, han estado trabajando incansablemente para que las vacunas lleguen a la mayor cantidad de personas, lo más rápido posible:

  • Virginia ya ha administrado más de 1.4 millones de vacunas, incluido casi el 95% de las primeras dosis disponibles en el estado. Puedes dar seguimiento del progreso en: Vaccine Dashboards.
  • Virginia ocupa el lugar número 12 entre todos los estados, por porcentaje de población, que ha recibido al menos una dosis, y el 9º en porcentaje de dosis disponibles administradas, según los datos de los CDC presentados por elNew York Times.

Hoy lanzamos un nuevo sistema de preinscripción de vacunas en todo el estado, para hacer más fácil que las personas se inscriban para recibir la vacuna gratuita del COVID-19. Si estás recibiendo este correo electrónico, es porque fuiste transferido automáticamente al nuevo sistema estatal, y no necesitas hacer nada en este momento. Mantendrás tu estado actual, y en cualquier momento podrás confirmar que estás en el nuevo sistema, en vaccinate.virginia.gov.

El país aún necesita más suministro de vacunas para poder inyectarlas en los brazos de todos los que las deseen. Desafortunadamente, pueden pasar semanas o meses antes de que todas las personas que están actualmente en listas de espera, puedan programar su cita. Aunque lo complejo de la distribución de las vacunas no permite dar una fecha estimada de la cita, te enviaremos recordatorios regularmente, diciéndote que todavía estás en la lista de preinscripción.

Cuando tu cita esté disponible, no habrá ningún cargo. En relación con la vacunación, las agencias estatales y locales nunca te llamarán, enviarán correos electrónicos o enviarán mensajes de texto para solicitar tu número de seguro social o estado migratorio. Para obtener información adicional, incluyendo preguntas frecuentes y detalles sobre la elegibilidad para la vacuna, visita www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ o https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.


This email was sent to kathy.stewart@vdh.virginia.gov using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23218 GovDelivery logo

 

 

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(February 16, 2021)

  • Virginia’s New Statewide Covid-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System is Now Live https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/

  • If you already pre-registered at your local health department, you are already on the waitlist.

  • If you want to confirm you are pre-registered, you can do that at https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.

  • Wednesday, the state will roll out a statewide COVID vaccine hotline that will enable those who live and work in Virginia to pre-register, check their status, and get more information.

 

 

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Prince William Health District-Multi-Jurisdictional Coordinated Communications Effort

(February 15, 2021)

Logos JIC joint information center PWHD

Information Update

PWHD Vaccination Waitlist:

  • PWHD Vaccine Waitlist is Now a Statewide Pre-registration System: As the Virginia Department of Health transitions to this new centralized pre-registration vaccination system, the Prince William Health District (PWHD) Waitlist Form was deactivated on 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12. If you previously registered for the vaccine using the PWHD Waitlist Form, you will maintain your status in the waitlist queue because your existing waitlist registration was uploaded into the statewide system. On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. you will be able to access the new statewide system here: http://vaccinate.virginia.gov/  and new registrants can fill out the pre-registration form on that site.
  • How will an existing pre-registration/waitlist record get updated?  By March, pre-registrants will receive a notification via email, text, or phone call encouraging them to update their information in the system. This will not change an individual’s “place in line”. For further information on the new statewide pre-registration system, call the Virginia Department of Health Hotline 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)

PWHD Vaccination Clinics: Appointments only No Walk-ins. This week both locations are vaccinating.

  •  Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. The PWHD Clinic is in the main mall corridor and will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This week Tuesday-Saturday. The closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right, and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left.  You can also enter through the door marked “Manassas Mall” between the At Home store and the Autobahn Indoor Speedway, proceed down the corridor, turn left, and then the clinic is the first storefront on the left.
  •  Potomac Middle School Clinic: 3130 Panther Pride Dr, Dumfries, VA 22026  Enter through door #1. The clinic will operate this week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday-Friday.

CVS Pharmacy Vaccinations: This is a federal program in the Prince William Health District. The CVS online registration system is presently available for these 36 CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia. Residents can also call and register for appointments based on appointment availability. These locations are currently giving 100 vaccinations a day based on federal supply.

 PWHD Call Center:  Continues to provide COVID-19 testing information and vaccine scheduling. In the future, appointments can be booked from the statewide pre-registration system directly. These appointments will be taken from the waitlist in order and based upon priorities within the phases and vaccine availability. The PWHD Call Center is open 7 days a week from (9am to 4:30pm) by calling 703-872-7759.

Other Information: 

  • NOVANT Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center Proudly Presents COVID-19 Vaccine Facts: A Black and African American Community Town Hall. In partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and local faith-based communities, NOVANT Health UVA Health System leaders will share facts and the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine in an upcoming virtual town hall.
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 17 Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2MCLVuV.

For general Prince William County COVID-19 information visit the Prince William Health District website at virgina.gov/prince-william

Questions related to the statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Response visit the VDH website:  Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine