On Thursday, January 14, the Prince William Health District in conjunction with Prince William County Government expanded the COVID-19 Call Center to include information on the vaccine. The call center will provide information to residents concerning COVID-19 vaccines and assist with those who do not have access to a computer, the internet, or email.  The call center hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 703-872-7759. Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts Texto COVIDPWCES 888777 for Alertas COVID-19

Helpful Vaccine Information

Vaccine Press Release Information

Information Update

January 15, 2021

  • Vaccinations: 1,418 people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b were vaccinated in the last four days by the PWHD.
  • Phase 1a: PWHD continues to vaccinate Healthcare Personnel in Phase 1a.
  • Phase 1b: Currently police are being vaccinated in Phase 1b by PWHD. Law enforcement are being contacted through their agency to register.
  • Phase 1b: Ages 65+ years and older and those 18-64 with underlying health   conditions: PWHD is currently vaccinating this group. Those who are 65+ years and older and who want to get the vaccine must first register here. After that step, you will receive an email, but it could take up to 48 hours to receive the email. That email

               will instruct you on how to sign up for an appointment. Each person must have their own
individual email address in order to sign up, for example, two people registering require
two different email addresses.

  • Phase 1b Front line Essential Workers: 1. Police/Fire/Hazmat, 2. Corrections/ Homeless shelter workers, 3. Childcare/PreK-12 Teachers/Staff, 4. Food and Agriculture (including Veterinarians), 5. Manufacturing, 6. Grocery store workers, 7. Public transit workers, 8. Mail carriers (USPS and private), 9. Officials needed to maintain continuity of government.
  • Call Center: PWHD call center for vaccine questions (703) 872-7759. At this time, the call center is not able make online appointments for people who do not have access to email; you will be added to a call-back list.
  • New Location for PWHD Vaccination Clinic starting January 19, 2021: Vaccinations will be administered in larger quantities based on supply at the Manassas Campus of George Mason University (GMU), at Beacon Hall 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110.
  • Vaccination Information: For further information on COVID-19 and Vaccinations in Prince William please visit VDH website, https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/prince-william/

Gov. Northam Announces Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan 

Today, Gov. Ralph Northam hosted a press conference to announce Virginia’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. The governor stressed the importance and safety of taking the vaccine, stating that when it is his turn, he and his family will take the vaccine, and he encourages all Virginians to do the same. According to Gov. Northam, “Taking the vaccine is the right thing to do to protect yourself and others. The path forward to recovery and a return to normal is the vaccine.”

Understanding the Current State 

In Virginia, the number of COVID cases is four times higher than previous infection rates. Doctors at the University of Virginia anticipate that cases will continue to rise until Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. In addition, there is a new strain of the COVID virus. Virginia does not have any cases yet, but it is likely only a matter of time. Therefore, everyone must remain vigilant and continue to use practices that have been in place to help fight COVID over the past 10 months—staying at home, wearing a mask, washing hands, and staying six feet apart. 


The Vaccine

Twenty-two days ago, the world received the most powerful tool in the fight against the virus—the vaccine. What lies ahead is the most extensive vaccine campaign in history.

Eight point five million people live in Virginia. Each person requires two doses of the vaccine, so the Commonwealth needs 17 million total doses.

To date, Virginia has received approximately 110,000 doses per week, which equates to roughly 14,000 doses per day. The governor’s short-term goal is to deliver 25,000 doses a day and ultimately reach 50,000 doses a day. 

The Vaccine Delivery Plan

Virginia’s vaccine delivery plan is transparent. The public will know details about the Commonwealth’s vaccine supply and dosage delivery. There is a clear prioritization for the vaccine schedule, with those most at risk receiving the vaccine first.

Vaccination note: In the Prince William Health District, to register for the vaccination, the form requires one email address per registrant. This means that if you previously registered a spouse with one email address, you will need to register yourself with another email address.

Phase Group Number of Residents
1a Healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, EMTs) and Long-term Care Facilities. 500,000
1b Essential Workers; teachers, firefighters, police, childcare workers; teachers; workers in manufacturing, food, grocery, and transit; postal workers; adults age 75+. 1.2 million
1c Essential workers in construction, transportation, etc.; adults age 65+’ people age 16 – 64 with high-risk medical conditions. 2.5 million
General population 4.3 million
TOTAL 8.5 million

When it is time for the general population to receive the vaccine, residents can register online or via the phone to take it. The National Guard will assist with distribution.

For more information about the vaccine, visit the Prince William Health District website or the Prince William County vaccine information webpage.

     

Virginia Planning for 370,650 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by December 2020

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) was informed by Operation Warp Speed that, like other states, Virginia’s estimated allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be less than initially planned for the next few weeks. Virginia is now planning to receive 370,650 doses of vaccine in December 2020 from two manufacturers, Pfizer and Moderna. This is down from the previously expected 480,000 doses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptability Survey

The Prince William Health District is circulating a COVID-19 vaccine acceptability survey throughout the Greater Prince William area. They are asking community members to take a few moments to share their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine. This will help the Prince William Health District and partners to understand the community’s acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine and where they find their information. Please take a few moments to let your voice be heard and take the survey. 

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDvaccineEnglish

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDvaccineEspanol