PWHD INFORMATION UPDATE

February 6, 2023
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Celebrating Black History and American Heart Month

Be The Beat
During Black History Month, together with American Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) is encouraging people to “Be The Beat” for and in their homes and communities by challenging every family or home to have at least one person who knows Hands-Only CPR.

Why This Matters
Women, Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are for the most part less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. About 90% of people who experience a cardiac arrest outside a hospital die. CPR if done at once can double or triple a person’s chance of survival (AHA).

What Is Hands-Only CPR?
Consists of two steps:
1. Call 911
2. Push Hard and Fast

If you are interested in learning how to preform hands-only CPR, there are readily available study and video resources on the AHA’s training page.

According to the AHA, training is important and if you can get trained please do so, but you do not need to have a certification in CPR to perform CPR that may save a life.

VDH Offers New Program: Walk with Ease (WWE)
In partnership with The Arthritis Foundation, the Virginia Department of Health if offering a six-week program that provides guided activities and resources through an online portal. Walk with Ease is available to all Virginians now until March 6 and can be completed on your own or as part of a group.

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Covid-19 and Flu Vaccine
New Clinic Hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 7, from 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors located on the 2nd
floor).
• Marumsco Plaza (Todos Supermarket) 13905 Richmond Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

• Thursday February 9, from 11:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)

•Bethel Lutheran Church 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


February 3, 2023
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu and Covid-19 Vaccine
New Clinic Hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday February 7, from 11:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors located on the 2nd
floor).
• Marumsco Plaza (Todos Supermarket) 13905 Richmond Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to
current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday February 9, from 11:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to
current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 30, 2023

The Prince William Health District What You Should Know: CDC ICATT COVID-19 Testing Locator

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Earlier last week the CDC launched their COVID-19 testing locater website. Persons with or without insurance can search for no-cost COVID-19 testing at Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) locations nearest to them and make an appointment. ICATT locations include participating pharmacies, commercial laboratory sites, community sites, and retail locations.

Who should get tested at these locations?

Key times to get tested:
• If you have symptoms, test immediately.
• If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your
exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.

Types of COVID-19 tests offered at these locations

The types of tests offered vary by location and provider:
• Laboratory-based nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) including polymerase chain
reaction (PCR) tests. Results are usually provided within 24–48 hours.
• Rapid antigen point-of-care (POC) testing where results are usually available within 15 to 30
minutes.

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine
Beginning in February Clinic Hours will be from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

• Tuesday January 31, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
• Triangle Rescue Squad 3800 Graham Park Road, Dumfries, VA 22026
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to
current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

• Thursday February 2, from 11:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to
current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting:
• VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
• CDC ICATT COVID-19 Testing Locator: https://testinglocator.cdc.gov

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 27, 2023

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine

Tuesday January 31, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
• Triangle Rescue Squad 3800 Graham Park Road, Dumfries, VA 22026
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current
recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments
can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday February 2, from 11:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current
recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments
can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 23, 2023

The Prince William Health District What You Should KnowRespiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Symptoms 

People infected with RSV usually show symptoms within 4 to 6 days after getting infected. Symptoms of RSV infection usually include:
• Runny nose
• Decrease in appetite
• Coughing
• Sneezing
• Fever
• Wheezing

These symptoms usually appear in stages and not all at once. In very young infants with RSV the only symptoms may be irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties. Almost all children will have had an RSV infection by their second birthday.

Care
Most RSV infections go away on their own in a week or two. There is no specific treatment for RSV
infection, though researchers are working to develop vaccines and antivirals (medicines that fight viruses).

Take steps to relieve symptoms
Manage fever and pain: Over-the-counter fever reducers and pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. (Never give aspirin to children.)
Drink enough fluids: It is important for people with RSV infection to drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration (loss of body fluids).
Talk to your healthcare provider: Before giving your child nonprescription cold medicines, because some medicines contain ingredients that are not good for children.
Immediately call your healthcare professional (s) if you or your child is having difficulty breathing, not drinking enough fluids, or experiencing worsening symptoms.

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine

Tuesday January 24, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
Marumsco Plaza (Todos Supermarket) 13905 Richmond Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according
to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday January 26, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services

Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator:
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing- sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:

• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 20, 2023

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine and Covid-19 Vaccine

  • Tuesday January 24, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).  
  • Marumsco Plaza (Todos Supermarket) 13905 Richmond Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191 
  • Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)  

 

  • Thursday January 26, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors) 
  • Bethel Lutheran Church 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 
  • Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov   Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:  

 


January 13, 2023
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine

All Prince William Health District Offices Will Be Closed on Monday January 16, 2023, For the Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Mobile Clinic Unit Schedule:

• Tuesday January 17, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
• Triangle Rescue Squad building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: http://vaccinate.virginia.gov . Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

• Thursday January 19, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according
to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 9, 2023
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine
• Tuesday, January 10, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors on the second floor).
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Flu, COVID-19 Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, January 12, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Flu, COVID-19 Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 6, 2023
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Hundreds of Millions of People Have Safely Received a COVID-19 Vaccine
More than 660 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through December 14, 2022. To view the current total number of COVID-19 vaccinations that have been administered in the United States, please visit the CDC COVID Data Tracker.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA). Learn more about EUAs in this video.
The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and Novavax COVID-19 vaccines will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in US history.
This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe.
Common Side Effects
Some people have side effects after getting their COVID-19 vaccine, while others might have no side effects. Side effects may affect the ability to do daily activities, but they should go away within a few days. Learn more about common side effects after COVID-19 vaccination.

Adverse Events (Serious Safety Problems) Are Rare

In rare cases, people have experienced serious health events after COVID-19 vaccination. Any health problem that happens after vaccination is considered an adverse event. An adverse event can be caused by the vaccine or can be caused by a coincidental event not related to the vaccine, such as an unrelated fever, that happened following vaccination.

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit
(Offering Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine)
• Tuesday, January 10, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors on the second floor).
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Flu, COVID-19 Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday January 12, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Flu, COVID-19 Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


January 3, 2023
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine
• Tuesday, January 3, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Triangle Rescue Building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, January 5, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine
supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testinglocator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19- testing-sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 30, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FLU IS TOGET A YEARLY FLU VACCINE.
• Anyone 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, should get the flu vaccine every year.
• The flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time if eligible and the timing coincides.
• Flu is still circulating, so it’s not too late to get your flu vaccine.
THERE ARE OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THE FLU AND REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR ILLNESS.
• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Stay home if you’re sick.
• Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Visit VDH’s flu website for more information. Flu Landing page.

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Now Indoors
• Tuesday, January 3, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Triangle Rescue Building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, January 5, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 28, 2022
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine
• Thursday, December 29, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testingsites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 19, 2022
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine
• Tuesday, December 20, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
• Triangle Rescue Squad building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, December 22, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testingsites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD

 


December 16, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Free COVID Tests Are Available by Mail Again Households can place a new order for one set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests at https://www.covid.gov/tests/
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
• Limit of one order per residential address
• One order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (COVID.gov/tests has more details about at-home tests, including
extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)
• Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022
This reminder about expiration date extensions for at-home tests is also helpful to include:
Before You Throw Out “Expired” Tests: Check to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine

• Tuesday, December 20, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors).
• Triangle Rescue Squad building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While
vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, December 22, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna
(including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 12, 2022

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit is Offering the Flu Vaccine

· Tuesday December 13, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors on the second floor).

· Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191

· Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.

· No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.

· COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

· Thursday December 15, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)

· Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110

· Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.

· No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov

Weather permitting.

· COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services

Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-y urself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:

PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD 

Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 9, 2022

The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Do You Want Or Need A Copy Of Your Immunization Record?

If you are looking for a record of your COVID-19 Vaccine(s) only, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Request self-service portal at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

If you are looking for a record of your Monkeypox Vaccine(s) only, please visit the Monkeypox Vaccination Record Request self-service portal at vdh.virginia.gov/monkeypox/prevention.

Please note data entered must match the information within the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS), which includes first and last name, date of birth, telephone number.

  • The goal of VIIS is to support individuals, families and clinicians in making the best health decisions by providing a statewide, readily accessible and reliable Immunization Information System. The Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) is a free statewide registry system which combines immunization histories for persons of all ages from both the public and the private sector.

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Offering the Flu Vaccine, and is Now Indoors

 Tuesday December 13, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors on the second floor).
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

 Thursday December 15, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 5, 2022
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Offering the Flu Vaccine, and is Now Indoors

Tuesday December 6, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Triangle Rescue Building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Thursday December 8, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered for ages 5 years and older: Pfizer & Moderna (including boosters), according to current recommendations – While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However,
appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing

locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:

• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


December 2, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
If Exposed to Monkeypox or You Have Symptoms We Urge You to Seek Medical Consultation Now!

People should contact their healthcare provider if they have fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes and a new, unexplained rash. People who are diagnosed with monkeypox (mpox) should stay home and avoid close contact with others until the rash has fully resolved, the scabs have fallen off and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed. For most people, infection with mpox is painful but not life threatening. Mpox is a preventable disease that spreads from person to person through close contact. There are things everyone can do to help prevent the spread:
● Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone with a new, unexplained rash.
● Do not share cups, utensils, bedding or towels with someone who is sick.
● Stay home when you are sick.
● Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
after contact with infected people or animals.
● Wear a mask in situations where you may have lengthy or close face-to-face
contact with people who may be infected.
● Get vaccinated with the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine, if you are eligible.

People who may have been exposed to mpox should receive the vaccine as soon as possible to reduce the chance of developing mpox after exposure. The vaccine is most effective if administered within 4 days of exposure, but it may be administered up to 14 days after exposure. Contact your local health department to see if you are eligible for vaccination and to find out where it is available.
Healthcare providers with patients at high risk of severe illness should work with their local health department to facilitate administration of the JYNNEOS vaccine and options for treatment of mpox. For more information, healthcare providers can access the Healthcare Providers website for mpox.
VDH has the latest information available to the public at its mpox website. The site also includes information about cases and vaccines administered in Virginia. The VDH call center is another source of information regarding mpox and vaccination and treatment options; call (877) VAX-IN-VA – (877) 829-4682-
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with assistance in English,
Spanish and more than 100 other languages. TTY users may dial 7-1-1.
The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Now Indoors
• Tuesday December 6, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Triangle Rescue Building, 3800 Graham Park Rd., Dumfries, VA. 22026.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday December 8, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be indoors)
• Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Rd., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


November 28, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Starting Today, Virginia Department of Health will be Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters
(RICHMOND, Va.) — Today, Monday, November 28th, residents aged 50+ in the Prince William Health District will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster.
Members of this population will only receive a message if records indicate they are eligible for, but have not yet received, a bivalent booster.
The voice/text messages are just one more way VDH is reaching out to let Virginians know they can get a free bivalent booster at many locations, including health care providers, local pharmacies, and health departments around the state.
The message will read: “VA Dept of Health records indicate you are eligible for a COVID-19 bivalent booster. Schedule an appt at https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov or (877) 829-4682.”
Contact information from the resident’s immunization record will determine whether they receive a text message (for mobile numbers) or a phone call (for landlines).
Individuals do not need to wait for this notification to get a bivalent booster.

If you have questions about your eligibility to receive a bivalent booster, or believe you have been contacted in error, please contact the VDH call center for a review of your record. 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.
The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Starting In December MCU Clinics Will Be Indoors
• Tuesday November 29, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
• Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday December 1, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be Indoors)
• Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA. 20110.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


November 21, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Virginia Department of Health Sending Voice/Text Messages to Remind Virginians of Their Eligibility to Receive COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Beginning Monday, November 28th, residents aged 50+ in the Prince William Health District will receive text or voice messages reminding them that they are eligible for the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster. Members of this population will only receive a message if records indicate they are eligible for, but have not yet received, a bivalent booster.
The voice/text messages are just one more way VDH is reaching out to let Virginians know they can get a free bivalent booster at many locations, including health care providers, local pharmacies, and health departments around the state.
The message will read: “VA Dept of Health records indicate you are eligible for a COVID-19 bivalent booster. Schedule an appt at https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov or (877) 829-4682.”
Contact information from the resident’s immunization record will determine whether they receive a text message (for mobile numbers) or a phone call (for landlines). Individuals do not need to wait for this notification to get a bivalent booster.

If you have questions about your eligibility to receive a bivalent booster, or believe you have been contacted in error, please contact the VDH call center for a review of your record. 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.

All Prince William Health District Offices and Clinics will be Closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022

• Tuesday, November 22, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be Indoors on the second floor next to the Supermarket).
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last) Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-
19-testing-sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


November 18, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Northern Virginia Public Health Leaders Stress the Importance of Taking Steps to Stay Safe From COVID-19, Flu, and RSV at Winter Holiday Gatherings

Public Health leaders in the Northern Virginia region (Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington Counties, including all towns and municipalities- and the City of Alexandria)
are encouraging residents to maintain their vigilance in preventing several concerning diseases that are already spreading in the Northern Region this fall and winter: the seasonal flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and COVID-19. This is especially important because as temperatures cool, we spend more time indoors with others, and may travel to gather with friends and family for celebrations who are at increased risk of severe complications from infection.

Virginia is already seeing widespread reports of the influenza virus detected in recent weeks. This year’s flu season is already showing concerning, early signs that it may be worse than in recent years. More people are seeking care in hospitals and urgent care centers for influenza-like illness than at this point in previous years, particularly young children aged 0-4 years. Virginia health officials encourage everyone aged six months and older to get a flu vaccine this fall, with rare exception.

In addition, Virginia is seeing cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV is common and usually causes mild to moderate cold-like symptoms but can be very dangerous for babies, young children or those who are immunocompromised. Emergency department and urgent care visits with diagnosed RSV have been increasing rapidly since early September. Practice preventive health habits to reduce the chance of infection and call your healthcare provider if you or your child is having difficulty breathing, not drinking enough fluids, or experiencing worsening symptoms. There is no vaccine to protect against RSV or many of the other common winter viruses. For further information contact your Health Care Provider.

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
All Prince William Health District Offices and Clinics will be Closed on Thursday November 24, 2022 and Friday November 25, 2022
• Friday, November 18, from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Special Clinic)
• The Shops at Stone Bridge, 15000 Potomac Town Place #140 (Open Space Art Gallery) Woodbridge, VA., 22192.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Tuesday, November 22, from 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (This clinic will be Indoors on the second floor next to the Supermarket).
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


November 14, 2022

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit
COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
MCU Time Change Starting November 1, 2022

From 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15, from 11:30 a.m-6:30 p.m. (This clinic only)
• Townsquare at Dumfries (Club House, indoors), 3920 Townsquare Ct., Triangle, VA. 22172
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, November 17, from 11:00 p.m-5:30 p.m.
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Residents interested in a vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment (https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/).

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect- ourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing- sites/

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:

• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


November 7, 2022
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit
The COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
MCU Time Change Starting November 1, 2022 From 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday November 8, 2022, there will be No MCU clinic.
The Prince William Health District Offices Will be closed Tuesday November 8, 2022, and Friday November 11, 2022.
• Thursday November 10, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Residents interested in a vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment (https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/).
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD

November 4, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Does the recommendation for a booster dose mean that the vaccines are not working?

It is not uncommon to need booster shots to maintain the protection provided by vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccines are still working but staying up to date on booster doses helps restore this protection that can decrease over time.
What is the difference between the updated COVID-19 bivalent boosters and the initial COVID-19 vaccines and boosters?

The initial COVID-19 vaccines were made to protect against the original COVID-19 strain. They are considered monovalent vaccines because they target one strain of the virus. The COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccines target both the original type of COVID-
19 and the recent Omicron variant, specifically the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The updated COVID-19 booster provides better protection against the strains of COVID-19 that are currently circulating. This is similar to flu vaccines, which are updated each year to target specific newer strains of the flu that are expected to spread.
Are there side effects associated with the booster dose?
Reactions reported after the booster dose are similar to those of the primary series: most often, pain at the injection site, fatigue, headache, and fever. Most side effects are mild to moderate and go away in a few days. As with the primary vaccine series, serious side effects are rare.

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid- 19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
MCU Time Change Starting November 1, 2022 From 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 8, 2022, there will be No MCU clinic.
• Thursday November 10, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 31, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

You can avoid a fright this Halloween by making sure your trick-or-treaters are safe.

Check Your Kids Treats
● Homemade is not preferred. Parents are advised to only allow children to eat candy that has been pre-packaged by a reputable manufacturer. Check wrapped treats for signs of tampering. Throw away anything that is discolored, has tiny pinholes or that has a torn wrapper.
● Illegal drugs may be made look like popular candy brands; these are known as “look-alikes.” If you suspect your child’s candy contains illicit or illegal substances, call your local police department.
● Pets like candy too. Many candy items, including chocolate, are poisonous to pets. Use this as a chance to teach children about pet safety and the need to properly store candy.

● Lock your stock. Locked medicine cabinets keep look-alike prescriptions and over-the-counter medications away from children who can easily mistake them for candy.
● If your child has a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present. Do not allow the child to eat any home-baked goods he or she may have received.
● If you have very young children, be sure to remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys.
● Call the Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) to report any incidents and receive trained medical advice. Officials also recommend putting the number in all family cell phones as well as programming it as a speed dial number on landlines and posting the number near house phones. Medical professionals including physicians, registered nurses and pharmacists offer confidential advice on poison emergencies, poison prevention, drug information, food poisoning, animal bites and more. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Trick-or-Treating Healthy Reminders
● Stay home if you’re sick and stay away from those who are ill.

● Children shouldn’t snack on treats from their goody bags while they’re out trick-
or-treating. Give them a light meal or snack before they head out – don’t send them out on an empty stomach. Urge them to wait until they get home and let you inspect their loot before they eat any of it.
● Prepare your trick-or-treater with trick-or-treat safety items: a flashlight, reflective tape or strips applied to costumes and candy bags, and an emergency contact information card in case they get lost or separated from the group.
● Trick or treat as part of a large group with a responsible adult.
● Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
● Look both ways before crossing the street at a crosswalk or intersection.
● Walk, don’t run between houses to avoid trips and falls.
● Keep your hands clean by using hand sanitizer. If you’re giving out candy, wash your hands frequently.
● Never take candy from strangers. Parents should only allow kids to go to homes in which they know the residents.
Costumes
● Do not wear decorative contact lenses without a prescription. Decorative lenses purchased without a prescription may not fit properly, leaving the eye more susceptible to scratches on the outer layer of the eye, or getting an ulcer (an open sore) on the cornea—the clear covering over the front of the eye.
● Painting your face can be a fun alternative to wearing a mask. Test novelty makeups in a small area on the arm to test for an allergic reaction before
applying it to your face. Remove all makeup according to the manufacturers’ instructions before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
● Make sure costumes fit well to avoid blocked vision and help prevent trips and falls.
● Choose costume accessories that are short, soft, and flexible. Choose items that are made of materials such as plastic or foam.

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid- 19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)
MCU Time Change Starting November 1, 2022

From 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday November 1, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket, In Doors Second floor), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday November 3, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 28, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Seasonal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses are on the Rise
• Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses.
• It is possible to be infected with a flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 at the same time.
• Some symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar.
• Virginia is experiencing early flu and flu-like illness activity. This year’s flu season is already showing concerning, early signs that it may be worse than in recent years.
o More people are seeking care in hospitals and urgent care centers for influenza-like illness compared to the same time in previous years,
particularly young children aged 0- 4 years.

• Virginia health officials encourage everyone aged six months and older, with rare exceptions, to get a flu vaccine this fall.
• Flu vaccination provides the best protection against flu. Vaccination reduces flu illnesses, as well as hospitalizations and deaths due to flu. The flu vaccine protects people and their communities.
To find vaccine locations, vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829- 4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).

The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid- 19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU)
MCU Time Change Starting November 1, 2022 From 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday November 1, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket, In Doors Second floor), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday November 3, from 11:00 a.m-5:30 p.m.
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 24, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
Everyday preventive actions that are recommended to reduce the spread of flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. Stay home from work,
    school, or public gatherings.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched a lot and may be contaminated with viruses that cause the flu.
  • For the flu, CDC recommends that people stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever has gone away without the use of fever-reducing medication except to get medical care or other necessities. The stay-at-home guidance for COVID- 19 may be different than that for the flu. Learn about some of the similarities and differences between the flu and COVID-19.

The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
 Tuesday October 25, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
 Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
 Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
 No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
 COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
 Thursday October 27, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
 Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas,
VA. 20110
 Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
 No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
 COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
 PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
 Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 21, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
The CDC has Authorized the Novavax Monovalent Covid-19 Booster
Per the FDA, Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvante (Adjuvante: is an ingredient used in a vaccine that helps create stronger immune response in people receiving a vaccine) is now authorized as a first booster dose to the following individuals at least 6 months after completion of primary vaccination with a FDA authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine:
• Individuals 18 years of age and older for whom an FDA-authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is not accessible or clinically appropriate, and

• Individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Novavax COVID- 19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted because they would otherwise not receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
•For further information on the Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine reach out to your healthcare provider. If you would like to receive this vaccine and want to
schedule an appointment with locations in the area, click on this link at http://vaccines.gov/

The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid- 19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday October 25, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday October 27, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations
While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 17, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
October Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness is a time to think about regular screening that can help find breast cancer early, especially for women who may have no symptoms. When
this type of cancer is found early, patients have more options for treatment and a better chance the treatment will be successful.
This year, an estimated 7,600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in Virginia, according to the American Cancer Society. It is the most common cause of
cancer in women in Virginia.
Talk to your healthcare provider about the best time to be screened. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends women ages 50 to 74 and who are at
average risk for breast cancer have a screening mammogram every other year, but those who are at higher risk may need to be screened earlier and more often. Your healthcare provider can help with a plan that is right for you.
For many women, insurance covers the cost of routine screenings. For those who do not have insurance or who may have a loved one who doesn’t, the Virginia Department of Health’s Every Woman’s Life program may be able to help.
The program provides free breast and cervical screening tests and diagnostics. To learn more and find a provider site, visit the Every Woman’s Life page on the Virginia Department of Health website.

The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/
COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday October 18, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday October 20, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 14, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Authorizes Bivalent

Booster Dose for Individuals 5 years and older.
On October 12, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a single dose of the new COVID-19 bivalent booster doses at least two months following a completed primary series or monovalent booster vaccination according to the new FDA EUA authorizations for these products.
• The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is now authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals aged 6 years and older.
• The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent, is now authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals aged 5 years and older.

• The bivalent vaccines, also known as “updated boosters,” contain messenger RNA (mRNA) components of the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the BA.4
and BA.5 lineages of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.
On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent
and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent to authorize their use as a single booster dose in younger age groups.

The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-
19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Saturday October 15, from 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
• The Arc of Greater Prince William, 13505 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge, VA. 22193.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Tuesday October 18, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday October 20, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


**COVID-19 MOBILE CLINIC UNIT CANCELED THURSDAY OCT 13TH, 2022  DUE TO RAIN**
  The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) will not be offering COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, October 13th, 2022, due to inclement weather. Everyone who was scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the MCU on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 will be notified of this change and asked to reschedule.

October 11, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know Seasonal Influenza
● Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses.
● It is possible to be infected with a flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 at the same time.
● Some symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar.
● Flu vaccination reduces flu illnesses, as well as hospitalizations and deaths due to flu.
● The flu vaccine protects people and their communities.
● Flu can be serious even in healthy people. Some people are at higher risk of serious illness if they get the flu:
● People aged 65 years and older
● Young children, especially those under 2 years of age
●Pregnant people
●People with medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or neurologic conditions.
The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
The MCU is Now Offering the Bivalent Booster Vaccine At This Time, COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11 Must Make an Appointment
• Tuesday October 11, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Todos Supermarket, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, October 13, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Saturday October 15, from 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
• The Arc of Greater Prince William, 13505 Hillendale Dr., Woodbridge, VA. 22193.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


October 3, 2022

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit

The MCU is Now Offering the Bivalent Booster Vaccine, and the Flu Vaccine
At This Time, COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11 Must Make an Appointment
The Equality Prince William Pride 2022 event previously scheduled for October 2, 2022 is now tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2023.

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

• Tuesday October 4, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday October 6, from 11:30 p.m-6:00 p.m.
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Residents interested in a vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment

(https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/).

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing

locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/

PWHD COVID-19 Clinic UpdatesPosted Monday and Friday

• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


**COVID-19 MOBILE CLINIC UNIT EVENT POSTPONED FRIDAY, SEPT 30 DUE TO RAIN**
The Prince William County Community Outreach Pop-up scheduled for Friday, September 30 is postponed due to inclement weather. The Mobile Clinic Unit (MCU) will not be offering COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, September 30. Everyone who was scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the MCU on Friday, September 30 will be notified of this change and asked to reschedule at a future MCU event.

September 29, 2022

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit

Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall and Will Change to a Tropical Storm Bringing Winds and Rain to the Northeast.

As the effects of Hurricane Ian approaches Virginia, now is the time to prepare for inclement weather.
Residents of Virginia should be making sure they have everything needed to keep your home and loved ones safe. Impacts from Ian are likely across the Prince William Health District area from Friday through early next week in the form of heavy rain, tidal flooding, and gusty winds. This can be a prolonged event. At this time at least 3 to 6 inches of rain is expected across much of the area with even higher amounts likely where Ian interacts with the stalled cold front. Specific rainfall amounts and locations of potential flooding will change and become clearer later this week. For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and storms go to ready.gov.

The MCU is Now Offering the Bivalent Booster Vaccine, and the Flu Vaccine
At This Time, COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 5-11 Must Make an Appointment

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Thursday September 29, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine
supplies last.
• No appointments are required for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Friday September 30, from 3:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.
• Boys and Girls Club Hylton Branch (PWC Expo parking lot), 5070 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge, VA. 22193.

• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required for ages 12 and older. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Residents interested in a vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment (https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/).

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-
sites/

PWHD COVID-19 Clinic UpdatesPosted Monday and Friday

• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 26, 2022
Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit Offering Bivalent Booster Vaccine
The MCU is Now Offering the Flu Vaccine

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday September 27, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday September 29, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Friday September 30, from 3:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.
• Boys and Girls Club Hylton Branch (PWC Expo parking lot), 5070 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge, VA. 22193.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Residents interested in a vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment (https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/).
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testingsites/ Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park, PWC area). Please be advised, this location will close on September 29, 2022

PWHD COVID-19 Clinic UpdatesPosted Monday and Friday
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 23, 2022

The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit Offering Bivalent Booster Vaccine
There’s a Shortage of Moderna Covid Boosters in the US

Due to a nationwide shortage with the new (bivalent) Moderna COVID booster vaccine, residents interested in this vaccine are encouraged to make an appointment (https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/). Currently, there are very limited walk-up options available. It is anticipated that the manufacturer plans to meet the community demand in approximately two weeks.

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

• Tuesday September 27, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday September 29, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Friday September 30, from 3:00 p.m-7:00 p.m.
• Boys and Girls Club Hylton Branch (PWC Expo parking lot), 5070 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge, VA. 22193.
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/
Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations curative.com (Manassas City and Manassas Park, PWC area). Please be advised, the Manassas Community Center 99 Tremont Street, Manassas, VA 20111 location will close on September 29, 2022

PWHD COVID-19 Clinic Updates Posted Monday and Friday
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 19, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Monkeypox Cases Slightly Decreasing

• Cases may be decreasing slightly in Virginia, but it is still too early to tell if this means the outbreak is slowing down in Virginia altogether.
• A recent WHO report noted that the number of new reported cases are decreasing globally, with the largest decrease in the Americas and the European Region. However, most cases in the past four weeks have been reported from the Americas and European Region.
• On September 12, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, along with the CDC, confirmed the first U.S. death due to monkeypox in a Los Angeles County resident. The resident was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized.
• Many, but not all, cases of monkeypox associated with this outbreak have been identified in gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men (MSM)
• PWHD has implemented a Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Survey
(English: https://redcap.link/PWHDMPXVAX and Spanish: https://redcap.link/ESPMPXVAX) for Virginia residents who are interested in receiving the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine through PWHD. Residents who are eligible for the vaccine are contacted by email to schedule an appointment at the Manassas and Woodbridge clinics.

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/ , Residents can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829- 4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday September 20, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Todos Supermarket, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
However, appointments can be made at: https://vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday September 22, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 12, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines

Difference between the new boosters and those previously recommended by CDC
• “Updated boosters,” as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is referring to them, are a new formulation of the original Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
• The initial vaccines (monovalent) targeted the original strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that originated in Wuhan, China, and was circulating in late 2019 and early 2020.
• Updated boosters specifically target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant. The BA.4, BA.4.6, and BA.5 subvariants are estimated to be responsible for more than 99% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.
• In Health Region 3 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes Virginia, BA.5, BA 4.6, and BA.5 account for approximately 99.8%% of cases.
Previous formulations
Monovalent formulations are no longer available as boosters to persons aged 12 years and older.

FDA authorization and CDC recommendations now require all future boosters to persons aged 12 years and older to utilize the updated bivalent booster.
To find free vaccination opportunities near you, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877- VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-
19-testing-sites/, Residents can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-
4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday September 13, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
• Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations. While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday September 15, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations While vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. However, appointments can be made at: vaccinate.virginia.gov 
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 9, 2022

Prince William Health District Mobile Clinic Unit Offering Bivalent Booster Vaccine

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

Tuesday September 13, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.

  • Americana Grocery, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday September 15, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.

  • Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-
sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:


September 6, 2022

The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Available Beginning September 6

(RICHMOND, Va.) — Effective immediately, eligible residents of Virginia are able to schedule appointments with their healthcare providers to receive the new, free COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The new updated boosters are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron variant that initially emerged in the United States in November 2021.

On August 31, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the two vaccines. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of independent scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), met September 1 and voted to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech updated bivalent vaccine for persons aged 12 years and older and the Moderna updated bivalent vaccine for persons aged 18 years and older at least 2 months after completion of a primary series or booster dose. The CDC director endorsed the ACIP recommendations on September 1.

This new Booster shot (Bivalent) will be available on the PWHD Mobile Clinic Unit. Appointments can be made through: vaccinate.virginia.gov or walk-ins are accepted, while supplies last and weather permitting.

People with questions about the vaccine and their individual situations are advised to contact their healthcare providers.

To find free vaccination opportunities near you, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services

Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/ , Residents can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

Tuesday September 6, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday September 8, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendations while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


September 2, 2022

All PWHD Clinics Will be Closed Monday, September 5, 2022, In Observance of Labor Day

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

Tuesday September 6, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while
vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

• Thursday, September 8, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
• Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testingsites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or the City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-
829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages. PWHD COVID-19 Clinic Updates Posted Monday and Friday
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD



August 29, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Federal Program for Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits Ending
The federal program for Covid-19 Free home test kits ends this Friday, September 2, 2022. The program allows each household to order three
rounds of free COVID-19 tests. Click on the link and order yours today. Your COVID-19 tests will be mailed to your home or address. Order free at-home covid-19 test kits, covidtests.gov

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit

  • Tuesday August 30, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
  • Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
  • Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits are available (as supplies last)
  • Thursday, September 1, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
  •  Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
  • Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits are available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:


August 26, 2022

COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday August 30, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Marumsco Plaza, (Todos Supermarket), 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while
vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday September 1, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while
vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
• Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testingsites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (877- 829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday • through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
PWHD COVID-19 Clinic Updates Posted Monday and Friday
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 22, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Needle Fears and Phobia – Find Ways to Manage

Many people do not like needles as part of medical procedures when they receive care.

But for some, the fear of needles is so great that it might prevent them from getting life- saving medical care, like vaccinations. This fear often affects children but can affect adults, too. Fear of needles is also common in people with certain conditions that cause difficulties with managing strong sensations, such as in people with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Fear of needles can also be common in people with disabilities that make it hard for them to understand the procedures and communicate their concerns. Learn what you can do so fear does not get in the way of important medical care including vaccines.
Showing fear is typical for younger children; but having extreme fear that lasts into adolescence and adulthood may lead to feelings of shame. People with phobias can include those who are highly tolerant of pain and risk, like those who play sports, manage injuries and illness without complaint, or even work in healthcare settings. The danger is imagined, but to the person, the fear or phobia is real and not a choice. It can feel like a part of the brain is playing tricks on the rest of the brain. People with a phobia might even hide the phobia and use other reasons to avoid getting the health care they need. Being around people who react negatively (by becoming angry or overly worried or fearful of the person’s fear) can make the fear worse. There are many positive ways parents, caregivers, and partners of people with a phobia can be supportive.

People with fears and phobias need support as they work to manage their feelings during procedures involving needles. Having a trusted person who understands the fear, remains calm, and provides comfort during the procedure can help the fearful person. It is also helpful to let the fearful person know there is no shame in having fears, even when the danger is not real. Fear is not a choice, and it is not necessary to make the fear go away; the goal is to manage fear enough to get the important potentially life-saving procedure. Family and friends can become part of the plan that works best for a person and help encourage and support the person’s choices to cope and manage their fears.

Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday, August 23, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Americana Grocery store, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, August 25, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 19, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Monkeypox Public Dashboard

When will the monkeypox vaccine dashboard be available to the public?

  • The dashboard “Monkeypox in Virginia: JYNNEOS Vaccines Administered” will
    be available on Monday, August 22.
  • It only will show where Virginia residents have received the monkeypox vaccine
    by the jurisdiction.

What data will be included on the monkeypox vaccine dashboard?

  • Vaccine data are from the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS). All
    vaccine providers in Virginia must report any doses administered to VIIS.
  • The dashboard will show data by dose number (first or second dose), health
    region, sex, age group, and race and ethnicity.

What is the JYNNEOS vaccine?

  •  The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved in the U.S. to help stop the spread of
    monkeypox.
  •  It can protect people who are at risk for the monkeypox infection.
  • The vaccine can help protect people when they receive it before they are
    exposed to an infected person.
  •  It can also protect people if given within four days after exposure and lower the
    severity of illness if given four to 14 days after exposure.
  • This vaccine is given in two doses. The second dose should occur at least four weeks after the first dose.

Residents of Prince William Health District can call for further questions at (703)792-6300, or (703) 792-7300 and or use VDH Health Department Locator Tool.
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing
locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a
curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

Mobile Clinic Unit

Tuesday, August 23, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.

  •  Americana Grocery store, 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, VA.22191
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1 st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits are available (as supplies last)

Thursday August 25, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.

  • Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
  • Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1 st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
  • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
  • COVID-19 at-home test kits are available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:

PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 16, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
PWHD Encourages Parents to Vaccinate Their Children
Help us protect children by doing what you can to get kids caught up on recommended vaccines. With schools now going back to in-person learning, mask mandates, and quarantine changes, efforts must be made to ensure that all school-aged children are up-to-date on their routine vaccines and have received recommended COVID-19 vaccines. Many children missed checkups and recommended childhood vaccinations during the past two years.
You Have the Power to Help Keep Your Child Healthy
Making sure that your child sees their doctor for well-child visits and recommended vaccines is one of the best ways to protect your child and community from serious diseases that are easily spread from person to person.
Well Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations Are Essential
Recommended vaccinations are essential and help make sure children stay healthy. Children who are not vaccinated are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.
Well child visits are essential for many reasons including:
• Tracking growth and developmental milestones
• Discussing any concerns about your child’s health
• Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and other serious diseases

Residents of Prince William Health District can call for further questions at (703) 792-6300, or (703) 792-7300 and or use VDH Health Department Locator Tool. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/.
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid-19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.

Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday, August 16, from 11:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.
• Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, August 18, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
• 7/11, 9166 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5–11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 8, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Why should I vaccinate my child against COVID?

COVID is a risk for young children.
• Hospitalizations rose sharply in young children during the first Omicron wave in winter 2021-22.
• While the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID is much lower in children than adults, children are still at risk from COVID. The global pandemic has taken the lives of millions of adults. Just because the number of adult deaths has been unimaginably high, however, does not mean the impact to children has been insignificant. Over 400 families now have empty highchairs and booster seats at their tables each morning.
• We can’t predict which children will have severe illness from a COVID infection – more than half of children who have been hospitalized don’t have any underlying medical conditions.
• We can now prevent the death of children by getting them vaccinated.
• Vaccinating children can also help keep them healthy and in school, avoiding further disruption to their routines.

Is the COVID vaccine safe for my child?
• Yes, the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for kids under 5.
• The clinical trials included more than 9,000 babies and children under 5, and more than 10 million children ages 5-11 have been vaccinated against COVID.
• The vaccine might cause some mild to moderate, temporary reactions that are not dangerous. Children under 5 experienced pain and redness at the injection site, fever, headaches, chills, and muscle pain. These reactions mean your child’s immune system is working to protect them.
• The dosage and timing of the vaccine has been specifically developed and tested to be safe and effective in the youngest kids. The dosage is based on the maturity of your child’s immune system, not on the size of your child, which is why it is based on age and not weight.
• The risk of adolescents dosages have a very rare vaccine side effect that has been seen especially in adolescent males, appears to be very low for children under 5 (lower than for adults and adolescents). There were no cases in the trials, and experts will continue to monitor for this rare side effect in real-world use.
• Even after vaccines are approved, safety systems are constantly monitoring for any rare side effects or safety concerns.
• Residents of Prince William Health District can call for further questions (703) 792-6300, or (703) 792-7300 and or use VDH Health Department Locator Tool. https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator/.

Mobile Clinic Unit
Tuesday August 9, from 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m
Sudley Elementary School, 9744 Copeland Dr., Manassas, VA. 20109
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

Thursday August 11, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m
Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday And Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 5, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know

Heat-Related Weather Terms:

Understanding heat-related weather terminology can help you and your family prepare for hot weather.

• Heat Index: is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to the air temperature.
• Excessive Heat Outlooks: Issued when the potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next 3-7 days.
• Excessive Heat Watches: Issued when conditions are favorable for an excessive heat in the next 24 to 72 hours.
• Excessive Heat Warning/Advisories: Issued when an excessive heat is expected in the next 36 hours.
Signs & Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness:
Several heat-related health conditions can cause serious health problems. When temperatures are on the rise, watch for the following symptoms: Dehydration— Dehydration is caused by the excessive loss of water and salts from the body due to illness or from prolonged exposure to heat. Severe dehydration can become a life-threatening condition if not treated.
Heat Cramps— Heat cramps are painful, involuntary muscle spasms that usually occur during heavy physical activity in hot environments. Muscles most often affected include those of your calves, arms, abdominal wall, and back. If you are suffering from heat cramps, rest for several hours and drink clear juice or an electrolyte-containing sports drink.
Heat Exhaustion— Heat exhaustion occurs when the body loses too much water and salt from sweating during hot temperatures. The elderly, people who work outside and people with high blood pressure are most at risk of heat exhaustion. Continued exposure may lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening.
Heat Stroke— Heat stroke is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or by doing physical activity in hot weather. Sweating has usually stopped and your body temperature becomes too high; body temperatures can reach as high as 106 degrees in 15 minutes. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and you should seek immediate medical attention if you or someone you know is suffering from heat stroke.

Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday, August 9, from 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m
• Sudley Elementary School, 9744 Copeland Dr., Manassas, VA. 20109
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday, August 11, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m
• Manassas Park Shopping Center (Guapos), 8498 Centreville Rd., Manassas Park, VA. 20111
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11-year-old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)

PWHD Update Information Posted Monday And Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD


August 1, 2022
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know
Omicron in the United States

What We Know about Omicron
CDC has been collaborating with global public health and industry partners to learn about Omicron, as we continue to monitor its course. We continue to evaluate how
easily it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and how well available vaccines and medications work against it.
Spread
The Omicron variant, like other SARS-CoV-2 variants, is comprised of a number if lineages and sublineages. The three most common lineages of Omicron currently are BA.2, BA.4, and BA.5.
The Omicron variant spreads more easily than earlier variants of the virus that cause COVID-19, including the Delta variant. CDC expects that anyone with Omicron infection, regardless of vaccination status or whether or not they have symptoms, can spread the virus to others. Data suggests that Omicron can reinfect individuals, even if they have recently recovered from COVID-19.
Symptoms
Persons infected with the Omicron variant can present with symptoms similar to previous variants. The presence and severity of symptoms can be affected by COVID19 vaccination status, the presence of other health conditions, age, and history of prior infection. You should get tested immediately if you have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you are fully up to date on your vaccines or have recently recovered from COVID-19.

Mobile Clinic Unit
• Tuesday August 2, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m
• Todos Supermarket , (Outside in the PWHD MCU) 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Woodbridge, Va. 22191
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
• Thursday August 4, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m
• Signal Hill Shopping Center (Fresh World), 9540 Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA. 20110
• Vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Pfizer 5-11 year old vaccinations, (including immunocompromised 3rd dose and 1st and 2nd boosters, according to current recommendations) while vaccine supplies last.
• No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last.
Weather permitting.
• COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services
Residents can schedule an appointment or find testing by visiting VDH testing locator: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself/covid-19-testing/covid19-testing-sites/ , Residents living in the Manassas Park, or City of Manassas can visit a curative link, Curative COVID-19 Testing Locations (Manassas City and Manassas Park)., or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA ((877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
PWHD Update Information Posted Monday And Friday:
• PWHD Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/3293-2/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
• Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD