PWHD INFORMATION UPDATE

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
(https://redcap.link/PWHDMPXVAX) 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