** Visit Vaccine Information - Coronavirus | Prince William County (pwcgov.org) for the latest COVID-19 vaccine information.**
** Visit Vaccinate Virginia for details about how to get vaccinated.**
** Visit the Prince William Health District webpage for information. **

Prince William Health District and County Vaccine Update Information


Visit Vaccinate Virginia for details about how to get vaccinated.

View the Prince William Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard



June 16, 2021

Update: This Weekend – Celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day Weekend with Care

Read about vaccine clinics scheduled from June 19 – 26: PWHD Update 6-16-2021 New Final.


June 16, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Operational Update for June 15, 2021, Presentation to the Board of County Supervisors

View the slide deck that was provided to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 on June 15, 2021: June 15 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


June 14, 2021

Update: Where Can You get COVID-19 Vaccines This Week?

Read about where to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week: PWHD Information Update 6-14-2021.


June 11, 2021

Update: Beginning Next Week. You Can Receive Pfizer at the PWHD Manassas Mall COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Read about getting the COVID-19 vaccine at Manassas Mall, vaccinating kids and getting the second vaccine dose: PWHD Information Update 6-11-2021.


June 9, 2021

Update: Virtual Remembrance Ceremony for the 2,000+ COVID-19 Deaths in Northern Virginia

Read about tonight’s virtual remembrance ceremony to honor and remember the Northern Virginia residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19, as well as hospitalizations for adolescents who have contracted COVID and vaccine clinics: PWHD Information Update 6-9-2021.


June 7, 2021

Update: NEW HOURS: COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC PWHD MANASSAS MALL  Clinic to soon offer Pfizer vaccine (for ages 12 and older)

(Manassas, VA) – The new hours begin on Tuesday, June 8 for the PWHD Manassas Mall COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

New Hours (begin Tuesday, June 8):

Monday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Thursday – 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays

Mobile Pfizer Clinic – Grayson Village in Dumfries

When: Wednesday, June 9

Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 17240 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA 22026

Vaccine: Pfizer (12 and older)

For appointments: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/8050945afad2ea5f85-grayson

Community Vaccination Center (CVC)


June 2, 2021

Update: This Weekend’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Read about opportunities to get children ages 12 and older vaccinated: PWHD Information Update 6-4-2021.


June 2, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Operational Update for June 2, 2021, Presentation to the Board of County Supervisors

View the slide deck that was provided to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 on June 2, 2021: June 2 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


June 2, 2021

Update:WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE MOBILE CLINICS? Did you know the Community Vaccination Center (CVC) Closes at the End of the Month?

(Manassas, VA) – If you are looking to get your 12-year-old, your high schooler or, yourself a Pfizer vaccine this weekend, check out these clinics. All COVID-19 vaccines are FREE.

Metz Middle School

When: Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 9950 Wellington Rd, Manassas, VA 20110

Vaccine: Pfizer (authorized for 12 and older)

Important Information: A parent or legal guardian must accompany children to get vaccinated.

Sign-up at https://wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding or scan the QR code below.


Americana Grocery Clinic

When: Sunday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Vaccine: Pfizer (authorized for 12 and older)

Sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/americana-pfizer-clinic-6-6-21 or scan the QR code below.

Pfizer Vaccines Require Two Doses

  • The second Pfizer dose is given 21-days after the first dose.
  • Your second dose needs to be the Pfizer vaccine as well.
  • You are free to receive your second dose of Pfizer at any location that provides the Pfizer vaccine.
  • All COVID-19 vaccines are free.

*The clinics accept walk-ups but scheduling an appointment ahead of time ensures that there is enough vaccine for your appointment.

CVC Closing Later This Month

The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) will close its doors at the end of June. The final day to get a vaccine at the CVC is June 26.

  • CVC offers Pfizer (authorized for 12 and older) and Johnson and Johnson (authorized for 18 and older) COVID-19 vaccines.
  • CVC will be open this Sunday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Only this Sunday)
  • Open Monday – Saturday, the hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

May 28, 2021

Update: MEMORIAL DAY: COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS CLOSED

(Manassas, VA) – The Prince William Health District (PWHD) Manassas Mall COVID-19 vaccine clinic is closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.

The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) located at the former Gander Mountain building will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

UPCOMING MOBILE CLINIC

Americana Grocery Clinic

  • When: Sunday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191

This clinic will accept walk-ups but only as long as there is vaccine available. Visit vaccines.gov for available appointments near you.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Drowning Dangers

Drowning is a leading cause of injury-related death in children less than 15 years old. According to the CDC, more children 1-4 years die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects.

Drowning Prevention Tips:

  • Watch kids closely when they are in or around the pool.
  • Drowning happens quickly and quietly. Avoid distractions such as being on your smartphone.
  • Learn to recognize a swimmer in distress and learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Prevent access to your backyard pool, install fencing and use locks/alarms for windows and doors.

May 27, 2021

Update: FINAL WEEK FOR FREE COVID-19 TESTING

(Manassas, VA) – If you need a COVID-19 test, this is the final week that the FREE COVID-19 testing sites will operate in the Prince William Health District (PWHD).

Final free testing schedule:

Thursday, May 27, 2021

No Testing

Friday, May 28, 2021

Splashdown Water Park

7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd., Manassas, VA 20109

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

Saturday, May 29, 2021

No Testing

There has been a significant decline in residents getting tested; however, the PWHD strongly encourages COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are two essential tools for ending the pandemic.

Please visit the VDH website to locate COVID-19 testing sites. Also, this website offers information on free testing. Additionally, the George Mason University MAP Clinic offers COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The MAP Clinic is for the uninsured and underinsured. The clinic phone number is 703-993-5880 and, the address is 99 Tremont St, Manassas Park, VA 20111. The MAP Clinic will continue to partner with the PWHD to provide testing to those who cannot find opportunities in the community.

THIS WEEK’S MOBILE CLINICS:

StreetLight Ministries Clinic

When: Thursday, May 27, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Where: 1550 Prince William Pkwy #B, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Vaccine: Moderna (authorized for 18 and older)

• Sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/streetlight-covid19-vaccine-clinic

Americana Grocery Clinic

When: Sunday, June 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Where: 14428 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Vaccine: Pfizer (authorized for 12 and older)

• Sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/americana-pfizer-clinic-6-6-21


May 24, 2021

Update: UPCOMING COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

(Manassas, VA) – This week, there are two walk-up COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine clinics in Manassas. Both are hosted by the Mason and Partners (MAP) clinic.

MAP CLINIC

  • When: Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: The Manassas Park Community Center (99 Adams Street Manassas Park, VA 20111)
  • Pfizer vaccine is authorized for use in children 12 and older.
  • To get vaccinated, children 12 -15 must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians.

StreetLight Ministries Clinic

Americana Grocery Clinic

Reserve a spot by signing up for an appointment ahead of time. The clinics can accept walk-ups, but this is based on vaccine availability.


May 21, 2021

Update:FREE COVID-19 VACCINES Upcoming Mobile Clinics and Other Vaccine Locations

MOBILE CLINICS:

Sunday, May 23, Todos Super Market in Woodbridge is holding a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: 13905 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 22191

  • Johnson and Johnson vaccine (18 and older)
  • Sign-up before the vaccine clinic at Todos Supermarket
  • Walk-in’s welcome

Monday, May 24, Northern VA Community College (Manassas campus) is holding a Pfizer vaccine clinic.

Clinic Hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 10950 Campus Dr., Manassas, VA 20109

  • Pfizer vaccine
  • Clinic open to all 12 and older
  • Walk-in’s welcome

OTHER VACCINE CLINICS:

Community Vaccination Center (CVC) offers Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.

Clinic Hours: Monday through Saturday (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Location: 14041 Worth Ave., Woodbridge, VA 22192 (inside the former Gander Mountain store)

PWHD Manassas Mall clinic offers Moderna vaccine.

Clinic Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Thursday (1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (closed)

Location: 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109

May 19, 2021

Update: Parents, Looking for a COVID Vaccine for Your Adolescent?

Read about vaccines for adolescents, upcoming mobile clinics and the Community Engagement Team: PWHD Information Update-5-19-21.


May 18, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for May 18, 2021, Presentation to the Board of County Supervisors

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine on May 18, 2021: May 18 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


May 17, 2021

Update: Looking for a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic?

Read about two Pfizer vaccine clinics this week, new Virginia Call Center hours and free COVID testing: PWHD Information Update-5-17-21.


May 14, 2021

Update: Where Can You Get a COVID-19 Vaccine for Your 12- to 15- Year Old?

Read about making adolescent vaccine appointments: PWHD Information Update-5-14-21.


May 14, 2021

Update: New Hours for Virginia COVID-19 Call Center

Beginning Monday, May 17, the Virginia COVID-19 Call Center (877.VAX.IN.VA) will have new operating hours. The call center will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, except Sunday.


May 13, 2021

Update: Now 12- to 15- Year Olds Can Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Read about 12- to 15- year olds getting the vaccine: PWHD Information Update-5-13-21.


May 12, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for May 11, 2021, Provided to the Board of County Supervisors

View the slide deck that was provided to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine on May 11, 2021: May 11 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


May 10, 2021

Update: Want a COVID Vaccine But Crunched for Time?

Read about walk-in appointments: PWHD Information Update 5-10-21.


May 7, 2021

Update: Now You Are in Control – Making COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Read about scheduling the first or second dose of your COVID vaccine: PWHD Information Update 5-07-21.


May 5, 2021

Update: Don’t Wait to Protect Yourself, Your Loved Ones and Your Community

Read about a vaccine clinic scheduled for May 8 and getting a second vaccine dose: PWHD Information Update 5-5-21.


May 3, 2021

Update: A Chance for 16 and 17-Year-Olds to Get Vaccinated

Read the details about 16 and 17-year-olds getting vaccinated, the May 4 MAP Clinic and COVID testing: PWHD Information Update 5-3-21.


April 30, 2021

Update: Wondering Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Read about a vaccine clinic scheduled for May 1, 2021, and getting second doses next week: PWHD Information Update 4-30-21.


April 29, 2021

Update: You No Longer Have to Pre-Register With the State for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Read new details about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as walk-in appointments that are available today at the old Gander Mountain store: PWHD Information Update 4-29-21.


April 28, 2021

Update: Upcoming Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccines

Read about upcoming vaccine clinics and how Governor Northam has expanded capacity for social gatherings, effective May 15: PWHD Information Update 4-28-21.


April 28, 2021

Update: May 1, 2021, Vaccine Clinic 

Read the details about a vaccine clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Boys & Girls Club on Dale Blvd. in Woodbridge: May 1 2021 Boys & Girls Club Vaccine Clinic. En Espanol: May 1 2021 Boys & Girls Club Vaccine Clinic Spanish.


April 27, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for April 27, 2021, Provided to the Board of County Supervisors 

View the slide deck that was provided to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine on April 27, 2021: April 27 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


 

April 27, 2021

Update: Northern Virginia Family Service Tackling COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Read about town halls Northern Virginia Family Service is hosting about vaccine hesitancy: Northern Virginia Family Service Tackling COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy | The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (cfnova.org).


April 26, 2021

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

Read an update on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as well as COVID testing locations for this week: PWHD Information Update 4- 26-21.


April 22, 2021

UpdatePWHD Community Engagement – Vaccine Outreach

Read about upcoming vaccine outreach events scheduled for the remainder of April and May 1: PWHD Information Update 4-22-21.


April 21, 2021

UpdateCOVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for April 20, 2021, Provided to the Board of County Supervisors 

View the slide deck that was provided to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine on April 20, 2021: April 20 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


April 21, 2021

Update: Need COVID-19 Services?

Read about receiving free COVID testing, treatment and vaccines: Uninsured Patient COVID Services Poster. En Espanol: Uninsured Patient COVID Services Poster Spanish.


April 20, 2021

UpdateGovernor Says Virginia’s Moving Forward

Read about Virginia’s phase 2 rollout of the vaccine, variant information and COVID testing details: PWHD Information Update 4-20-21.


April 16, 2021

Update: On Sunday, April 18, Any Virginia Resident 16 and Older is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

Starting Sunday, Virginians can find and schedule appointments directly through vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1).

One of the options at the vaccinate.virginia.gov site is linking to https://vaccinefinder.org/.

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

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

Setting Expectations

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

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


April 14, 2021

Update: Virginia Stops Using Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Until CDC Investigation is Completed

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

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

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

  • These symptoms are different from the flu-like illness (which can include headache) that can be seen shortly after vaccination.
  • People who received the J and J vaccine more than a month ago are at very low risk of developing this adverse event.

On Tuesday, April 13, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration asked that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine not be used until the CDC completes the investigation.

Virginia continues its vaccine rollout using Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.  Vaccinations continue to be a very important tool to get this pandemic under control.

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

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


April 14, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for April 13, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the April 13, 2021, Board meeting: April 13 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


April 13, 2021

Update: Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Pauses the Use of the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

Read about vaccine clinics scheduled for the Prince William area this week and what vaccines will be used: PWHD Information Update 4-13-21.


April 13, 2021

Update: Statement from Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula on Pause in Administration of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

“We are closely monitoring the actions by the federal government to pause all Johnson & Johnson vaccinations while it investigates an extremely rare possible side effect. In Virginia, we will cease all Johnson & Johnson vaccines until this investigation is complete. If you have an upcoming appointment for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will be contacted to reschedule that appointment.

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


April 8, 2021

Update: Do it for them—Get Vaccinated!

Read a flyer that answers important questions about the vaccine: Do it for Them – Get Vaccinated Flyer. En Espanol: Do it for Them – Get Vaccinated Flyer – Spanish.


April 7, 2021

Update: Prince William Health District Now Inviting More Workers to be Vaccinated

Read the update about vaccinations provided by the Prince William Health District: PWHD Information Update 4-7-21.


April 6, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for April 6, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the April 6, 2021, Board meeting: April 6 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


April 6, 2021

Update: Virginia Department of Health Announces American Sign Language Capabilities for Vaccine Call Center

Read about how VDH is providing a new service for Deaf and hard of hearing Virginians, who use American Sign Language, when they call the Vaccinate Virginia Call Center: Virginia Department of Health Announces ASL Capabilities for Vaccine Call Center – Newsroom.


April 6, 2021

Update: Prince William Board of County Supervisors Vaccine Hesitancy Video

Please view this video created by the Prince William Board of County Supervisors encouraging everyone to get the vaccine when it’s their turn: https://youtu.be/2EvgzFCItwk. En Espanol: https://youtu.be/mhXnxKN6WEw.


April 5, 2021

Update: Prince William Health District Moves into Phase 1C Vaccine Eligibility

Read about how vaccine eligibility has expanded to Phase 1C: PWHD Information Update 4-5-21 Final.


April 1, 2021

Update: COVID Vaccine Video

When it’s your turn, get the vaccine: https://youtu.be/xvsXKGt2LRA.


March 31, 2021

Update: Pop-up COVID Vaccine Clinics

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

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

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

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

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

First Mount Zion Baptist Church Clinic 

Location: 16622 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA 22025

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

Todos Supermarket Clinic

Location: 13905 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, VA 22192

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

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

COVID-19 VACCINES ARE NOT SOLD 

They are FREE!

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

Stop Scammers

Here’s what you should know:

  • The Virginia Department of Health (VHD) will not ask for money for a COVID-19 vaccine and will not send the vaccine.
  • If you are being asked to pay for the vaccine or are being asked to pay to get registered on a waitlist, this is a scam.
  • If you get an email invitation for an appointment, but it demands money, this is a scam.
  • If you get an advertisement by email, online or text that says for payment, get vaccine doses shipped to you, this is a scam.
  • Scam artists search for ways to get people to handing over their personal information. People are taking selfies with their vaccination cards and posting to social media as they are excited to get the vaccine. The problem is the vaccination card has personal information on it, like birth dates.  This is an invitation for identity theft.

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


March 31, 2021

Update: Community Outreach Open Appointment Slots

PWHD Vaccination Clinic Manassas Mall: Community Outreach Program Wednesday March 31, 2021 – Open Appointments available.

The Prince William Health District will provide the Moderna vaccine at Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109, on Wednesday, March 31, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is a limited number of open appointment slots available today. The last appointment available is 3:30 p.m. To receive a ticket, the process is:

  • Proceed to the indoor community outreach vaccination information booth.
  • All persons eligible for an appointment will receive a ticket with a registration form bring back at the specified appointment time or validated into Prep mod State appointment registration system.

Appointment Ticket Eligibility:

  • Driver’s license, Passport or some form of identification must have a PWC, City of Manassas or City of Manassas Park address
  • Change of address should be presented if necessary (i.e., DMV issued change of address card or utility bill)
  • Work ID with current employment address (must be in PWC, Manassas City or Manassas Park)
  • Must fall under State of Virginia vaccination guidelines (currently Phase 1a and Phase 1b) Phase-1b-In-Depth.pdf (virginia.gov)The Manassas Mall clinic will not accept non-PWHD residents or workers. Once appointments are filled, no more tickets will be provided for the day. This is a first-come, first serve event. You may be waiting for a while before you can be vaccinated. The appointment slot cannot be exchanged for a different date.

March 30, 2021

Update: As COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue Increasing in Virginia, Some Public Health Restrictions will Decrease

Read information about Governor Northam easing some restrictions, vaccine clinics and COVID test sites: PWHD Information Update 3-30-21.


March 29, 2021

Update: PWHD Vaccination Clinic Manassas Mall: Community Outreach Program Monday, March 29, 2021 – Open Appointments Available

The Prince William Health District will provide the Moderna vaccine at Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109, on Monday, March 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 P.M. There is a limited number of open appointment slots available today. In order to receive a ticket, the process is:

  • Proceed to the indoor community outreach vaccination information booth.
  • All persons eligible for an appointment will receive a ticket with a registration form to bring back at the specified appointment time.

Appointment Ticket Eligibility:

  • Driver’s license, passport, or some form of identification must have a PWC, City of Manassas, or City of Manassas Park address
  • Change of address should be presented if necessary (i.e., DMV issued change of address card or utility bill)
  • Work ID with current employment address (must be in PWC, Manassas City, or Manassas Park)
  • Must fall under State of Virginia vaccination guidelines (currently Phase 1a and Phase 1b) Phase-1b-In-Depth.pdf (virginia.gov)

The Manassas Mall clinic will not accept non-PWHD residents or workers. Once appointments are filled, no more tickets will be provided for the day. This is a first-come, first-serve event. The appointment slot cannot be exchanged for a different date.


March 26, 2021

Update: Community Vaccination Center Information

Read information about the community vaccination center at the Old Gander Mountain Store in Woodbridge and avoiding vaccine scams: PWHD Information Update 3-26-21.


March 26, 2021

Update: Recording of March 15 Vaccine Hesitancy Town Hall with the African American Community

On March 15, Dr. Alison Ansher, director of the Prince William Health District, participated in a virtual town hall with a predominantly African American audience to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. This was part of the minority educational campaign for vaccine hesitancy. You can view the virtual town hall online at this link: https://fb.watch/4tHlmCB8Rw/.


March 26, 2021

Update: Avoid Vaccine Scams

Read important information to learn how to avoid vaccine-related scams: Avoid Vaccine Scams.


March 24, 2021

Update: Community Vaccination Center Started This Week – March 23, 2021, at the Old Gander Mountain Store Location

Read about the vaccination clinics at the old Gander Mountain Store and Manassas Mall, important things to know to schedule a vaccine appointment at Manassas Mall, appointment notifications and COVID test sites: PWHD Information Update 3-24-21.


March 24, 2021

Update: OmniRide Buses Provide Transportation to Vaccine Clinics

Read about taking a local OmniRide bus to a vaccine clinic in the greater Prince William area: Take OmniRide to get a Vaccine.


March 22, 2021

Update: Community Vaccination Center Starts This Week on Tuesday March 23, 2021, at the Old Gander Mountain Location

Read about the Community Vaccination Center opening this week at the Old Gander Mountain location in Woodbridge: PWHD Information Update 3-22-21.


March 22, 2021

Update: COVID Vaccine Phase Eligibility

Vaccine eligibility has expanded to all groups within phase 1b.


March 18, 2021

Update: Community Vaccination Center CVC—Starts Next Week at the Old Gander Mountain Location

Learn more by reading the full article: PWHD Information Update 3-18-21.


March 17, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for March 16, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the March 16, 2021, Board meeting: March 16 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


March 16, 2021

Update: Large Vaccination Clinic Will Roll into PWHD Area — PWHD is Getting a Community Vaccination Center

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

Beginning next week, a CVC will put needles into arms in the Prince William Health District. The location is not public yet, but will be made public soon.

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

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

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


March 15, 2021

Update: PWHD Vaccine Update

Read about vaccination clinics, a vaccine town hall scheduled for this evening, the new vaccine dashboard and COVID-19 test sites: PWHD Information Update 3-15-21.


March 15, 2021

Update: Prince William Health District Vaccine FAQs

Review a list of frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 vaccines developed specifically for the Prince William Health District: PWHD Vaccine FAQs 03-15-21.


March 11, 2021

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

Read about a vaccine clinic happening on March 12, additional groups in 1b being eligible to receive the vaccines and a new vaccine dashboard: PWHD Information Update 3-11-21.


March 10, 2021

Update: COVID Vaccine Phase Eligibility

Vaccine eligibility for frontline essential workers in phase 1b has expanded to groups 4. Food and Agriculture (to include veterinarians), 5. Manufacturing, and 6. Grocery Store Workers.


March 10, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for March 9, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the March 9, 2021, Board meeting: March 9 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


March 9, 2021

Update: PWHD Vaccination Progress

Read about PWHD vaccination progress, the new publicly accessible PWHD COVID vaccine dashboard, the new PrepMod vaccine appointment scheduling system, vaccination clinics and COVID test sites: PWHD Information Update 3-9-21.


March 6, 2021

Update: PWHD Vaccination Progress

  • Running Total: As of March 5, 2021, 89,230 have been vaccinated in the PWHD by the local health district, hospitals, medical care providers, federal Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) program, and other community health care providers.
  • Last week: 7,042 first doses and 6,684-second doses were administered in PWHD.

Information on the Three COVID-19 Vaccines 

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

Johnson & Johnson Efficacy

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

New Scheduling System “PrepMod”

A new scheduling system called PrepMod is now used in PWHD. This new system is used in many Health Districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For those who scheduled their first dose through VAMS, you will be contacted by the call center for second doses. If you do not receive a call from the PWHD within 3 days of your scheduled vaccination due date, please contact the PWHD call center. However, everyone else will use PrepMod to schedule your vaccination appointments. Participants should lookout for important emails to schedule vaccine appointments that will come from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

On Monday, March 8, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Gander Mountain clinic will administer 1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines using the PrepMod vaccine registration. All appointments are made through PrepMod. You will receive an email from VDH. It will state the following:

“Please use the attached registration link to sign up for your COVID-19 Vaccine. Please note that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be used for this appointment. If you prefer a different vaccine, please do not register using this link. You will not lose your place on the waitlist.”

Please do not share this link with your family members or friends. This link is non-sharable. This link is for invitees only. Uninvited guests, who sign up for an appointment using this link will have their appointment canceled. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Your ID will be required at the time of your appointment.

PWHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

No walk-ins, by appointment only.

Gander Mountain (vaccines administered by Walmart), 14011 Worth Avenue, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Clinic hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Wednesday-Saturday this week. Saturday, March 6, the clinic will only administer second doses. Participants due for the second dose have received a call to schedule their second dose appointment for Saturday. Monday, March 8, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Gander Mountain clinic will administer 1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines using the PrepMod vaccine registration. All appointments are made through PrepMod. 

More information:


March 6, 2021

Update: PWHD’s New COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling System: PWHD Offering Johnson & Johnson New Single-Dose Vaccine on Monday, March 8, 2021 — 1,000 Doses in One-Day —  New Scheduling System “PrepMod”

A new scheduling system called PrepMod is now used in Prince William Health District (PWHD). The new system is used in many Health Districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For those who scheduled their first dose through VAMS, they will be contacted by the call center for second doses. If they do not receive a call from the PWHD within 3 days of the scheduled vaccination due date, they should contact the PWHD call center. However, everyone else will use PrepMod to schedule vaccination appointments. Participants should look for those important emails to schedule vaccine appointments that will come from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

On Monday, March 8, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Gander Mountain clinic will administer 1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines using the PrepMod vaccine registration. All appointments are made through PrepMod. Participants will receive an email from VDH. It will state the following:

“Please use the attached registration link to sign up for your COVID-19 Vaccine. Please note that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be used for this appointment.  If you prefer a different vaccine, please do not register using this link. You will not lose your place on the waitlist.”

Please do not share this link with your family members or friends. This link is non-sharable. This link is for invitees only. Uninvited guests, who sign up for an appointment using this link will have their appointment canceled. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Your ID is required at the time of your appointment.


March 5, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall – March 3, 2021

The Prince William Health District conducted a town hall via WebEx on Thursday, March 3, 2021, to answer questions from the public surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. The panel consisted of Prince William Health District Director Dr. Alison Ansher, Dr. Fabian Sandoval, and City Manager of Manassas Park Laszlo Palko as moderator of the event. The town hall was conducted in English and Spanish. You can view the WebEx recording at this link: https://youtu.be/k93LDzgJdGA.


March 4, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts – A Hispanic-Latino Community Town Hall – March 9, 2021

In partnership with Todos Supermarket, Primera Iglesia Bautista Maranath, Prince William Chamber Hispanic Council and Telemundo 44, Novant Health UVA Health System leaders will share facts and the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccine in an upcoming virtual town hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts Hispanic-Latino Town Hall March 9 2021.


March 3, 2021

Update: Prince William Health District Prepares for Upcoming Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shipment

Here is what you should know:

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

Who Should Call the PWHD Call Center and When?

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

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

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

Vaccine Pre-registration:

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

PWHD Currently Vaccinating Phases 1a and 1b:

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

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

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

FREE COVID Testing Sites:

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Woodbridge Senior Center, 13850 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Start Time 10:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00 P.M., whichever comes first.
  • Friday, March 5, 2021 – Splashdown Water Park, 7500 Ben Lomond Park Road, Manassas, VA 20109. Start Time 2:00 P.M. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first.
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021 – Development Services Building, 5 County Complex, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Start Time 9:00 A.M. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until noon, whichever comes first.

March 3, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for March 2, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the March 2, 2021, Board meeting: March 2 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


March 2, 2021

Update: A New Vaccine from Johnson & Johnson to Battle COVID-19 is Headed to the Commonwealth

Here is what you should know: 

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available from three different drug manufacturers: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. This means more supplies and tools to help protect people.
  • The newest vaccine is made by Johnson & Johnson. The S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it to be safe and effective, and they authorized it for emergency use on February 27, 2021.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only a single dose:
    • A single-dose vaccine may be desirable for people who want to complete their immunization schedule quickly, do not want to return for a second dose, or have difficulty returning for a second dose.
    • A single dose vaccine is beneficial for walk-in locations, or areas where it is difficult to schedule appointments online.
  • It is highly effective at preventing severe diseases, including hospitalization and death.
  • It is authorized for use in people aged 18 years or older (like the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine).
    • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use in people aged 16 years or older.
  • It is easier to store than other vaccines–it does not require ultra-cold temperatures and can be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius for up to 3 months.
  • It involves a different technology (method), but one that has been used for many years to develop successful vaccines.
  • The dose delivered is the same as other COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The most common side effects among Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 trial participants were injection site pain, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, and nausea.
    • Most side effects occurred within 2 days post-vaccination and were mild or moderate.
  • Protection from the vaccine begins about 2 weeks after receiving the shot (like other vaccines, it takes time for the body to develop protection).

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

Who Should Call the PWHD Call Center and When?

  • If you are due or overdue for your second dose of Moderna, you should call the call center as soon as possible to set up your second dose appointment. Please have your waitlist ID number available. 
  • If it is three days before you should receive your second dose, but you have not been contacted to schedule your appointment, you should call the call center as soon as possible to schedule your second dose appointment.
  • PWHD Call Center:

Open (9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) seven days a week

          (703) 872-7759 and select option #3 

Vaccine Pre-registration:

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

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

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

FREE COVID Testing Sites: 

  • Monday, March 1, 2021- Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Rd. Manassas, VA 20110. Start Time 10:00 a.m. |Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00 p.m., whichever comes first.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021-James S. Long Regional Park, 4603 James Madison Highway Haymarket, VA 20169. Start Time 11:00 a.m. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 2:00 p.m., whichever comes first.
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021-Cloverdale Park, 15150 Cloverdale Road Dale City, VA 22193. Start Time 4:00 p.m. |Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 p.m., whichever comes first.
  • Wednesday, March 3,2021-Grace Church, 1006 Williamstown Dr. Dumfries, VA 22026. Start Time 9:00 a.m. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 p.m., whichever comes first. 

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

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


February 26, 2021

Update: Upcoming Virtual Town Hall Aims to Answer Your Questions About the COVID Vaccine 

Learn about the March 4 COVID-19 vaccine town hall, vaccine pre-registration, free COVID testing sites, vaccination phases and clinics, and COVID protection: PWHD Information Update 2-26-21.


February 25, 2021

Update: Upcoming Virtual Town Hall Aims to Answer Your Questions About the COVID Vaccine 

Learn about the March 4 COVID-19 vaccine town hall, vaccine pre-registration, free COVID testing sites and vaccination clinics: PWHD Information Update 2-25-21.


February 24, 2021

Update: Attend the Prince William COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall

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

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

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

To learn more about the vaccine, visit the Prince William Health District Vaccine Page or the Prince William County Vaccine Page.


February 22, 2021

Update: Overdue or Due for Second Dose? Canceled Appointment Due to Bad Weather?

For more information about receiving your second vaccine dose, an appointment that was canceled due to the weather or other details about the vaccination clinic, view this PWHD Information Update 2-22-21 Final.


February 19, 2021

Update: Prince William County COVID-19 Vaccine Specific FAQs

Read the FAQs that were developed to specifically address Prince William County residents’ COVID-19 vaccine questions: PWC Specific Vaccine FAQs Feb. 19 2021.


February 18, 2021

Update: PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Delayed Opening Friday

Continued Hazardous Weather Delays Manassas Mall Clinic Opening COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Friday, February 19

Friday, February 19, Prince William Health District (PWHD) COVID vaccination clinic at Manassas Mall will open at 10 a.m. due to expected ice and dangerous travel conditions.

  • Those who have an appointment at (PWHD) Manassas Mall vaccination clinic that was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. can come to the clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience. This is for the Manassas Mall vaccination clinic only.
  • If you have a confirmed appointment from the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Potomac Middle School 3130 Panther Pride Dr, Dumfries, VA 22026, or at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 your appointment is still scheduled for Friday.

If you need assistance rescheduling Friday’s delayed opening to a later date, please contact the Prince William Health District call center after 9:00 AM on Friday at 703-872-7759, option 4, to reschedule your appointment.  Otherwise, please arrive no later than 3:00 PM and you will be accommodated on Friday.

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics: Both locations are vaccinating by appointment only. No walk-ins without an appointment. 

  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. The PWHD COVID vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor and will operate on Friday- From 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” (1) between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right, and the clinic is the first storefront on the left. 
  • Potomac Middle School Clinic: 3130 Panther Pride Dr, Dumfries, VA 22026.  Enter through door #1. The clinic will operate Friday only this week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Second Doses: Those eligible for second doses will be contacted by the PWHD call center, not the new statewide call center. Please do not call the call center for your second dose appointment unless you are less than three days from the date for your second dose. The PWHD Call Center will call you to schedule your second dose. The call center will not schedule anyone who has not been contacted for an appointment.

The PWHD Call Center will continue to provide COVID-19 testing information and vaccine scheduling. Appointments will be taken from the waitlist/ statewide pre-registration system in order and based upon priorities within the phases and vaccine availability. All appointments will be made by the call center. The PWHD Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 703-872-7759.


February 17, 2021

Update: PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Closed Thursday

Expected Hazardous Weather Cancels COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Thursday, February 18

Thursday, February 18, Prince William Health District (PWHD) COVID vaccination clinics at Potomac Middle School and Manassas Mall are canceled due to expected ice and snow.

If you had a confirmed appointment at Potomac Middle School 3130 Panther Pride Dr, Dumfries, VA 22026, or at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109 your appointment has been canceled.

Please check your email for additional information: to reschedule your appointment, please contact the Prince William Health District call center after 9:00 AM Thursday, at 703-872-7759. Please have available your ID number to reschedule your appointment for next week.

PWHD COVID Vaccination Clinics: Both locations are vaccinating by appointment only. No walk-ins without an appointment. 

  • Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109. ThePWHD COVID vaccine clinic is in the main mall corridor and will operate Friday-Saturday this week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weather permitting. The closest door is marked “Manassas Mall” (1) between the Uptown Alley entertainment center and Macy’s, near the intersection of Sudley Road and Rixlew Lane.  Once inside the door, turn right, and the clinic is the first storefront on the left. 
  • Second Doses: Those eligible for second doses will be contacted by the PWHD call center, not the new statewide call center. Please do not call the call center for your second dose appointment unless you are less than three days from the date for your second dose. The PWHD Call Center will call you to schedule your second dose. 

The PWHD Call Center will continue to provide COVID-19 testing information and vaccine scheduling. Appointments will be taken from the waitlist/ statewide pre-registration system in order and based upon priorities within the phases and vaccine availability. All appointments will be made by the call center. The PWHD Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 703-872-7759. 

  • New Statewide Call Center: The new statewide call center will answer all COVID-19 related questions regarding the vaccine. The statewide call center number is 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682)

PWHD Vaccination Waitlist Information:

  • PWHD Vaccine Waitlist is Now a Statewide Pre-registration System: As the Virginia Department of Health transitions to this new centralized pre-registration vaccination system, the PWHD Waitlist Form was deactivated. If you previously registered for the vaccine using the PWHD Waitlist Form, you will maintain your status in the waitlist queue because your existing waitlist registration was uploaded into the statewide system. In the coming weeks, you will be able to access your registration on the new statewide system. To pre-register or access the new statewide system link http://vaccinate.virginia.gov/  and new registrants can fill out the pre-registration form on that site. The new system will send you an email verifying your registration. The site will not contact you asking for any personal information such as your social security number, credit card information, or immigrant status, and is free.
  • CVS Pharmacy Vaccinations: This is a federal program in the Prince William Health District. The CVS online registration system is presently available for these 36 CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia. Residents can also call and register for appointments based on appointment availability. These locations are currently giving 100 vaccinations a day based on federal supply.
  • Reminder – COVID-19 Safety: All are reminded that this is not the time to get complacent. We need to continue to be vigilant. Remember the best defense is, wear your mask, wash your hands, social distance 6 feet or more, limit social gathering sizes to 10 people or less, and avoid large crowds.

February 17, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for Feb. 16, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the Feb. 16, 2021, Board meeting: Feb 16 2021 COVID-19 Operational Update.


February 15, 2021

Update: PWHD Vaccination Waitlist Information

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

Vaccination Clinics:

PWHD Vaccination Clinics: This week, both locations are vaccinating by appointment only. No walk-ins without an appointment.

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

Enter through door #1. The clinic will operate Tuesday-Friday this week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

The PWHD Call Center:  

The PWHD Call Center will continue to provide COVID-19 testing information and vaccine scheduling. In the future, individuals can schedule appointments from the State-wide pre-registration system directly. These appointments will be taken from the waitlist in order and based upon priorities within the phases and vaccine availability. The PWHD Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 703-872-7759.

Other Information:

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

February 12, 2021

Update: PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Closed Saturday

Expected Icy Weather Cancels COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Saturday, February 13

The Saturday, February 13, Prince William Health District vaccination clinic at Beacon Hall on the Manassas Campus of George Mason University has been canceled.

If you had a confirmed appointment at GMU Beacon Hall on Saturday, it has been automatically rescheduled for the same time on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109

Please check your email for additional information and to confirm your rescheduled appointment. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Prince William Health District call center after 9:00 AM Saturday, at 703-872-7759.

More information: Visit the Prince William Health District website vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william.


February 12, 2021

Update: Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System FAQs

View the Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System FAQs: Local Health District VDH Vaccine Registration System FAQs.


February 12, 2021

Update: Waitlist – New Vaccination Site

A new Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System will open the week of February 15, 2021.

As the Virginia Department of Health transitions to this new centralized COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration system, the Prince William Health District (PWHD) Waitlist Form will be removed permanently at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021.

At 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, you will receive a link for the new statewide vaccination registration system.

As part of the transition to the new statewide system, the PWHD Waitlist Form will automatically upload into the new statewide system.  If you previously registered for the vaccine using the PWHD Waitlist Form, you will maintain your status in the waitlist queue when your registration is uploaded into the statewide system.  On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, you can access the new statewide system to confirm that you are registered in the statewide system.

During the transition between systems, vaccination pre-registration will be temporarily unavailable throughout the state of Virginia from 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021, until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  You cannot pre-register for a vaccine during this period or check your status in the statewide system.

Do I need to register AGAIN? There is no need to pre-register again. Your ID number is valid on the new statewide site. If you signed up on the PWHD waitlist, your registration will be uploaded into the statewide system. The new pre-registration site will give you better access to information about your registration, but your personal information is not visible to the public.

What about my appointment? The state’s pre-registration form does not schedule appointments. If you already have an appointment, it is still scheduled. The PWHD will continue to make and schedule appointments for PWHD residents.

What position am I now on the new state site? Your position on the PWHD Waitlist will not change when the statewide system is activated. The date and time you filled out the form and your vaccination eligibility category will remain the same as it was on the PWHD Waitlist.  PWHD will upload your registration information to the new state site but will securely save a copy of your registration for official use only if the state site does not work as planned to save your position on the waitlist and contact information.

The PWHD Call Center: The PWHD Call Center will continue to operate by answering COVID-19 test result questions and assisting with COVID-19 vaccine scheduling, however all appointments will be booked from the new Virginia pre-registration system.  Call Center hours are 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may reach the PWHD Call Center by calling 703-872-7759.

New COVID vaccination site to open: On Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The new PWHD COVID-19 vaccination site at Manassas Mall will open at the Manassas Mall at 8300 Sudley Road Manassas, VA, 20109 next to the Autobahn store. This location provides a larger space for an increased ability for vaccine distribution. Due to this change, George Mason University’s Beacon Hall will close on Monday, February 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. The Kelley Leadership Clinic will also close since it does not allow for further expansion as vaccine allocations increase. By opening the Manassas Mall location closing the GMU Beacon Hall Clinic and the Kelley Leadership Clinic, vaccination stations will increase by 20 to 30 stations. The PWHD and the Unified Coordination Group (UCG), which includes representatives from Prince William County, The City of Manassas, and The City of Manassas Park, will continue to plan for an increase in vaccine allocations for the months ahead.

We know that changes in vaccine clinics create confusion and anxiety for some. We will continuously keep information for the community current and up to date.  These changes will allow us to vaccinate more rapidly those on the waitlist.

Continue to stay safe and well. Whether you have already received the vaccine, or you are eagerly anticipating your turn, we urge you to wear your mask, wash your hands, stay 6 feet apart, and avoid large gatherings and crowds.

For updates and further information about the Prince William Health District, visit vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william.


February 10, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • The Prince William Health District (PWHD) call center is currently handling more than 2,000 calls a day. The call center answers questions, assists with the waitlist, and schedules appointments. The Health District Call Center is also available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday, at 703-872-7759.
  • CVS Pharmacy is administering vaccines to the public. This is a federal program. PWHD is not involved in this process. This is an arrangement between CVS and the federal government. CVS is using an online registration system with 36 CVS Pharmacy locations in Virginia. Residents can call and make appointments. CVS can confirm the number of appointments it is booking. CVS can inform jurisdictions on whether they are using a list. These locations are currently conducting 100 doses a day based on supply.
  • The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is administering the Moderna vaccine by appointment only. Residents can register for the waitlist at http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist due to the shortage of the vaccine. As more vaccine becomes available, PWHD will contact those on the waitlist to receive the vaccine. Walk-ins are not allowed at the vaccine clinics. Anyone receiving a vaccination must have an appointment.
  • The PWHD is currently in phase 1b. Here is a list of the people receiving vaccinations: Police, Fire & Rescue, Hazmat Workers, people working and living in correctional facilities & homeless shelters, childcare workers, teachers, 65 and older, migrant labor camps, and individuals 16 – 64 with high-risk medical conditions or disability.
  • There is the potential for inclement weather on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11 and 12. Please understand we are in the winter months with the potential of inclement weather affecting appointments with possible cancellations. We are constantly updated on weather forecasts and changes. If there is inclement weather, PWHD will cancel vaccine appointments and the call center will call to reschedule those affected.
  • Virginia ranks 7th among all states for percent of the population that has received at least one dose, and 11th among all states for percent of available doses administered. Nearly 9 in 10 available first doses have been administered.
  • A new statewide pre-registration system will launch next week to improve the consistency of this process and allow individuals to confirm their pre-registration status at any time. This new system will not replace the current PWHD waitlist nor remove you from the PWHD waitlist.
  • PWHD has nearly completed vaccinations with Phase 1a. As of Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 PWHD received 20,650 vaccines of Moderna currently given at the PWHD clinics. The total administered or shared with other clinics was 15,090. The PWHD clinics vaccinated 4,061 people during the week of Monday, Feb. 1. PWHD only received 3,600 vaccines on Monday, Feb. 8. We will continue to try and provide information about vaccines and doses administered. We hope the people of the Commonwealth remain patient and diligent as we await supply increases from the federal government.

February 10, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Operational Update for Feb. 9, 2021, Board of County Supervisors Meeting

View the slide deck that was presented to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors as an operational update on COVID-19 testing and the vaccine during the Feb. 9, 2021, Board meeting: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Update for Feb. 2 2021 Board Meeting.


February 8, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Keep yourself and your family safe during Lunar New Year. Follow public health guidelines: social distance, wash your hands, wear a mask and eye protection, avoid large crowds. Consider celebrating at home with your family this year.

All are reminded that this is not the time to get complacent. We need to continue to be vigilant. Remember the best defense is: wear your mask; wash your hands; social distance six feet or more; limit social gathering sizes to 10 people or less; and avoid large crowds.

We are currently in Phases 1a and 1b.

Phase 1a Priority: Those who did not get vaccinated in phase 1a and are considered front-line-health-care providers will be prioritized on the waitlist as vaccines become available.

Phase 1b Priority:  Ages 65+ years and older and those 16-64 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 fill out the waitlist form http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist. If you already did this form, or pre-registered you do not need to do it again. You will be contacted by phone or email that you are on the waitlist, in the next few days. Please regularly check your spam or junk mail to make sure your notification did not go there.

Waitlist Registration Form: It is important to note that completing this form will add you to a waitlist for when additional vaccine appointments become available. It does not automatically schedule you for an appointment. Due to limited vaccine availability from the federal government, it will likely be days to weeks before you are contacted to schedule an available appointment. If the Health District receives additional vaccines, then this timeframe will change. http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist

Assistance – No E-mail: For those who do not have access to a computer, the internet, or email, they may contact the Prince William Health District Call Center at 703-872-7759 to be added to this waitlist by phone. Please wait on the English line until the operator can assist you and then state what language you need. The call center does not have the capability to take requests or make appointments, as call center agents are only able to enter information into this form. The call center hours are now 9:00am-4:30pm M-Sun. Translators are available to assist you with an operator.


February 8, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • The Prince William Health District (PWHD) is currently administering the Moderna vaccine by appointment only. Those wishing to take the vaccine are asked to register for the waitlist at bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist, as there is a shortage of the vaccine. As more vaccine becomes available, PWHD will contact those on the waitlist to receive the vaccine. No walk-ins are being taken at any clinics. Those being vaccinated must have an appointment to be vaccinated.
  • Many are asking if I have a waitlist number, when will I get vaccinated? The waitlist number is just an ID number. It is not when a person will be vaccinated. It is used to track a person when they are in the right phase being vaccinated, and whether they need an appointment for the first dose or second dose.
  • Public school teachers are being vaccinated by Novant/UVA Prince William Medical Center with the District’s Pfizer vaccine allocation. These clinics are being held separately from the PWHD clinics and in separate locations. Private school teachers and day care providers should contact their employer for instructions.
  • The PWHD Call Center increased their capacity this week when Prince William County provided library personnel to work on the call center lines.
  • The PWHD Call Center has gone multi-lingual. Once a person, who speaks any of the following languages, calls 703-872-7759, the operator can initiate a 3-way call with an interpreter to help answer the caller’s questions. The languages currently available are Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, French, Haitian, Creole, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

February 5, 2021

Update: Prince William County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

  1. Does my ID number indicate my place in line for the vaccine?

No, this number is just used to look up your record, it does not indicate your place in line to receive a vaccine.  Appointments will be offered based on phase/group priority, phase/group eligibility and vaccine availability. 

  1. I am traveling overseas; can I get my vaccine soon?

If you currently qualify for a group that is approved for vaccination, you may schedule your vaccination if an appointment is available or join the waitlist.  You cannot jump the waitlist.

  1. Do you have information on vaccination clinics/processes in other counties or health districts?

No, you will need to contact that county or health district directly to receive that information.

  1. My spouse/family member/friend and I registered for the waitlist. Only one of us was contacted to schedule a vaccination, what about the other?

Appointments are scheduled based on phases/groups approved by the Virginia Department of Health.  If one individual qualifies for a group that is currently approved to receive a vaccine, that individual will be contacted.  If the other person does not qualify for a currently approved group, that individual will be contacted later once their group is approved.

  1. I need to cancel my vaccination appointment; how do I do that?

If you registered through the VAMS website, you need to cancel using the VAMS website.  If you scheduled your appointment through the PWHD Call Center, you need to request your appointment be cancelled through the PWHD Call Center by calling 703-872-7759.  If you need to reschedule a Veterans Park/Safeway appointment, use the instructions for cancelling and rescheduling in the email confirmation you received from Albertsons (the company that owns Safeway). If you were scheduled for Potomac Middle School or Beacon Hall through the PWHD Call Center, contact the PWHD Call Center to have your appointment rescheduled or cancelled.

  1. I registered through the PWHD waitlist but have not received an appointment yet. When will that happen?

Your appointment can be scheduled once your vaccination group is approved and an appointment is available.  If your vaccination group is not yet eligible to receive a vaccination, you will need to wait until it is approved by the Virginia Department of Health.

  1. I accidentally said I do not have any underlying health conditions, but I do. What do I do?

When you arrive at the clinic, notify the nursing staff who can review your health history with you and determine the best course of action.

  1. I live in PWC but work in another jurisdiction, where I am a healthcare professional/essential worker. Can I get vaccinated in PWHD?

You will need to get vaccinated in the jurisdiction where you work.  Your employer should have more information on vaccination procedures.  You can get vaccinated where you live based on your age or health conditions, not based on essential worker status.

  1. I want to schedule my vaccine, but my phase/group isn’t approved yet. How do I sign up?

You can fill out the online waitlist form or sign up for the waitlist through the PWHD Call Center by calling 703-872-7759.

  1. I need to update my information in VAMS. How do I do that?

If you registered through VAMS, you will need to go back into that system to update your information, PWC is unable to access those records.  Additionally, the on-site clinic staff can update your information at your appointment.

  1. I received an appointment, but I would like to be scheduled sooner, is that possible?

Vaccine appointments are scheduled for currently approved phases and groups based on vaccine availability.  Your appointment will be scheduled as soon as possible, based on phase & group priorities, vaccine availability and your availability.  PWC, Manassas Park, and the City of Manassas is working with the Prince William Health District to increase the number of appointments available so residents can be accommodated in a timely manner.

  1. I signed up for the waitlist last week, but I have not heard anything back from PWHD. When will I be contacted?

You should receive an email from the system acknowledging that you were added to the waitlist with an ID number.  If you did not receive an email, you can call the PWHD Call Center to obtain your waitlist record ID # by calling 703-872-7759. You will be contacted as soon as an appointment is available for your phase and a vaccination is available.  PWHD is working to increase the number of available appointments and we appreciate your patience at this time!

  1. I received my first dose and now I need to register for my second dose. How do I do that?

Please fill out the online waitlist form or request to be added to the second dose list using the PWHD Call Center 703-872-7759.  When you are eligible to receive a vaccine and there is an appointment available, you will be contacted by PWHD to schedule your vaccine.  You can also log in to the VAMS system to see if a second dose appointment is available for you.  You are eligible to book your appointment within 7 days of your second dose due date (28 days after your first dose of the Moderna vaccine).

  1. I work at/own a company and my employees need to get vaccinated, how do I get them signed up?

Please fill out the online PWHD waitlist form for each employee or request to have them added to the wait list using the PWHD Call Center.  When they are eligible to receive a vaccine and there is an appointment available, the employee will be contacted by PWHD to schedule their vaccine.

  1. I am from out of state/area, but I will be in PWC indefinitely for work or to care for family members. Can I receive the vaccine in PWHD?

You are eligible for a vaccine based on your Phase and Group. Please call the PWHD Call Center to be added to the waitlist by calling 703-872-7759.


February 4, 2021

Update: Challenges and Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Asian American Communities in Virginia

NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium) Virginia prepared this brief memo about how Asian American communities are understanding COVID-19 vaccine rollout and recommendations on messages they will likely need to hear and tactics to ensure maximum vaccine uptake.

NAKASEC Virginia fully embraces and actively supports strategy to specifically focus on Latinx and Black communities because overall statewide, these two communities have been disproportionately impacted. Ultimately, Asian Americans communities would also benefit from these strategies because we face the same risk factors. Nearly half (42%) of Asian American community members directly know someone who contracted COVID-19. Many Asian Americans work in specific industries that generally have lower pay – such as retail, restaurants, and service – and are less likely to be able to work from home. Our communities live in multigenerational homes and, depending on socioeconomic status, also live in places that are more densely populated. Lastly, certain Asian American ethnic groups have been found in other states to be disproportionately impacted and it would be reasonable to assume that those trends would also hold in Virginia. For example, in California, Filipino Americans represent 35% of COVID-19 deaths among Asians in California even though Filipinos are 25% of the state’s Asian population.

Our intent with this memo is not to suggest that Asian American communities are homogenous; rather it is our best attempt to uplift Asian American experiences to inform the statewide campaign to stop the spread of COVID.

Overall, Asian Americans in Virginia are very willing and ready to receive COVID-19 vaccination as a step towards protecting others and decreasing risk of mortality in their immediate and greater communities. Additionally, Asian Americans typically trust the validity of information from health authorities, such as providers and public health organizations, regarding health information. However, community members are more likely to trust and engage with the information they can access – in a language they can understand in complexity – regardless of the source or accuracy of the information because it is information they can understand. Community members even directly reported an increased likelihood of getting vaccinated if information was available in one’s language. Similarly, Asian Americans are more likely to engage with and trust family members, particularly: siblings, spouses, and adult children.

However, challenges exist that create apprehension or direct barriers to receiving the vaccine.

  • The primary concerns are fear of side effects and overall safety of the vaccine.
    • Mainly, the perceived level of risk is unknown because the vaccinations are so new and there is no evidence yet to predict all possible long-term side effects.
  • This high uncertainty makes it difficult for community members to confidently make (what feels like) an informed choice, especially individuals with high-risk health conditions and those who are older.
  • Yet, Asian Americans are also concerned that if they opt-out at their first phase of eligibility (to wait and see what happens with side effects), they may not have another opportunity to receive the vaccine.

There is also general confusion related to the logistical process of vaccination:

  • Language access: NAKASEC VA was informed by health departments across the state that Virginia would have an online process for vaccine sign-up, and that this process would be in English only. Although each locality is handling vaccination appointments differently, options statewide for non-English or limited-English speakers are either heavily limi ted or not available at all.
  • Priority groups: Similarly, many community members are confused about the eligibility criteria, especially those with confounding eligibility (example: someone who is young but has a BMI of 33), and are not sure when they can expect to receive the vaccine or if they will have multiple opportunities to receive the vaccine in later phases.
  • Cost: There is also confusion around cost, and many community members are unaware that vaccination is free – regardless of provider or coverage level (even uninsured people can get the vaccine for free).
  • Immigration status: Asian Americans are unclear if their immigration status will affect their eligibility to be vaccinated, and how receiving vaccination could impact their future plans to pursue citizenship. Some community members have assumed they are automatically ineligible to receive vaccination because they are not citizens and do not plan to pursue vaccination at all, while others are waiting until “all citizens have been vaccinated first.” In short, Asian American immigrants are unaware that their immigration status does NOT affect their eligibility.

Recommendations:

  • Develop multilingual short videos (including but not limited to subtitles in Korean, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi) that explicitly address the concern of side effects and safety of the vaccine to be released as soon as possible and can be easily shared over social media and other platforms, like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Kakao. Perhaps a video of an Asian American being vaccinated who is explaining what is happening, what precautions are being taken because the vaccine is new, and the potential side effects.
  • Include Asian American models (beyond health professionals) in visual communications related to vaccine roll-out (not only limited to materials for Asian Americans).
  • Partner with Asian ethnic media outlets in earned and paid media campaigns. Organize an Asian ethnic media specific press conference or briefing about vaccine roll-out, starting in Phase 2 and especially for Phase 3 to maximize uptake among critical populations.
  • When partnering with Asian American organizations (including faith, business, and community), share multilingual resources that have been professionally translated (in other words, no Google translate).

Methodology: In December 2020, NAKASEC Virginia designed and circulated an anonymous survey focused on understanding Asian American communities’ knowledge of and attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccinations with the goal of providing critical information and recommendations for vaccination roll-out (particularly in the general population, and not priority groups). Information for this memo additionally comes from direct conversations with dozens of Asian Americans who have called our office to obtain more information about how to access the COVID-19 vaccine.


February 4, 2021

Update: Feedback on Health Equity Guidebook Revisions for Vaccine Development from the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

On behalf of NAKASEC Virginia, an organization based in Annandale and Centreville, Virginia whose mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve racial, economic, and social justice, we offer the following feedback to the “COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Health Equity Guidebook” (hereafter referred to as “Guidebook”).

These recommendations to the “Guidebook” are offered in the spirit of improving the provision of culturally appropriate community testing and contact tracing services in a manner that is inclusive of diverse Asian American communities. Asian Americans make up 8.1% of the total state population and live in every area of the state.

To be clear, NAKASEC Virginia fully embraces and actively supports strategies that specifically focus on Latinx and Black communities because overall statewide, these two communities have been disproportionately impacted. Ultimately, Asian American communities would also benefit from these strategies because we face the same risk factors.

Feedback:

  1. Name “Asian Americans”, “Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiians”, “Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders,“ and/or a related term as a community that requires specific consideration for equity in the “Guidebook.”
    • One of most common and insidious ways that racism harms Asian Americans and Pacific Islander is how we are rendered invisible or forgotten. This dynamic is perpetuated even among Asian Americans and in relation to Pacific Islanders in that certain ethnic groups and groupings receive marginally more attention than others (ex. East Asians compared to South East Asians). Consequently, the fact that significant numbers of Asian Americans in Virginia are at elevated risk is neglected.
    • There are numerous ways that inequities in our system impact Asian Americans. Many Asian Americans work in specific industries that generally have lower pay – such as retail, restaurants, and service – and are less likely to be able to work from home. Our communities live in multigenerational homes and, depending on socioeconomic status, also live in densely populated geographic areas.
    • In Virginia, 20% of AAPI households identify as limited-English proficient according to the 2018 ACS 1-year data. The LEP rate is 29% for Korean speaking and Vietnamese speaking households in Virginia. 26% of Urdu speakers, 34% of Nepali speakers, 32% of Punjabi, and 30% of Bengali speak English less than very well. 25% of undocumented immigrants come from Asian countries.
    • However, not once are Asian American or AAPI communities (or Middle Eastern or Arab American) mentioned in the Purpose statement of the “Guidebook” on page 2. As stated in the “Guidebook”: “It is incumbent to understand and support the intentional inclusion of the needs of all individuals and communities so that our preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery is more effective and equitable” (page 5). Recognizing our communities is a small and yet significant step.
  1. The “Guidebooks” makes several references to the importance of taking a “data-driven approach.” One glaring omission is to base analysis and tactics using disaggregated data, particularly for Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnicities.
    • The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is extremely diverse, composed of more than 50 ethnic groups with varying immigration histories, languages, and socioeconomic statuses.
    • However, grouping all of these ethnicities together presents a homogenous picture that obscures socioeconomic, social, physical, mental health, and civic participation disparities at substantial risk of those communities being underserved. In order to reveal the true state of AAPI communities, data should be collected by AAPI ethnic group and be made publicly available.
    • For example, in California, Filipino Americans represent 35% of COVID-19 deaths among Asians in California even though Filipinos are 25% of the state’s Asian population. Several factors are linked to the impact of the pandemic on the community, including Filipino Americans’ historically high representation in essential industries – particularly health care (specifically, frontline nursing and geriatric care).
      • In June 2020, NAKASEC Virginia brought attention to the fact that AAPIs in Virginia Beach appeared to be disproportionately hurt by COVID-19 based on data released by the Department on Health.
      • Due to the way that the state collects COVID-19 data in aggregate, the impact on COVID-19 on Filipino Americans, who are the largest Asian American ethnic group in Virginia Beach, may never truly be known.
  1. Specific guidance needs to be provided on protocol when limited English proficient individual arrives at the testing site and there is no in-person bilingual assistance present who speaks their language in the “Day-Of Communications” section (page 17). In those cases, testing sites should have access to at a minimum telephonic interpretation services.
  2. Include collaborating with ethnic media to “spread the word about your event” (page 12).
    • In Virginia, there is a plethora of print media, digital media, and radio stations that cater to specific Asian ethnic groups (such as Vietnamese-language radio) and are an important source of information for communities locally and state-wide.
    • It is also helpful to point out that social media is also very popular in Asian American communities, and that specific platforms are tailored to specific languages. For example, KakaoTalk caters to Korean speakers.

We hope that you find feedback useful and look forward to continued collaboration to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect all Virginians.


February 3, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine 

Please find an update below related to the COVID-19 vaccine. This information is subject to change as Virginia continues to refine the vaccination effort. Visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine for more information.

Update on Virginia COVID-19 Regulations:

Gov. Northam announced on Jan. 27 that Virginia’s current COVID-19 regulations, which were set to expire on Jan. 31, will continue through Feb. 28. The regulations are outlined below:

  • Modified Stay at Home Order: Everyone in Virginia must remain at home between the hours of 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Exceptions include obtaining food and goods, traveling to and from work, and seeking medical attention.
  • Universal Mask Requirement: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings when they are indoors around others and when they are outdoors within six feet of another person.
  • Reduction in Social Gatherings: All social gatherings, whether they are indoors or outdoors, are limited to 10 people. Social gatherings include, but are not limited to, parties, celebrations or other social events. This does not apply to religious services or employment or educational settings. Restaurants and retail stores already follow strict social distancing requirements and are not included in this limit.
  • Continued Limits on Dining Establishments: Virginia restaurants follow strict social distancing and sanitization requirements. The on-site sale, drinking and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries and tasting rooms must close by midnight.

Key Points:

  • All states rely on the federal government to distribute vaccine doses. Based on our population, Virginia is currently receiving approximately 105,000 new doses each week toward our goal of achieving herd immunity. The pace of incoming doses may not significantly increase for months, although President Biden has announced plans to increase distribution by 16% in the near future.
  • The Virginia Vaccine Summary Dashboard is updated to provide clearer, more accurate information. It now shows that most of the first doses available to Virginia have been administered.
  • Virginia’s main distribution of doses is provided by the Virginia Department of Health to local health districts, based on each district’s population. Local health districts are expected to decide the fairest, most efficient use of their vaccine allocation, using their own staff and volunteers, hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers to administer the vaccine. Some residents receive doses through separate federal allocations if they work for the U.S. Department of Defense and certain other agencies, are associated with the Indian Health Service or can participate in a federal contract that CVS and Walgreens have to vaccinate residents of long-term care facilities.
  • All local health districts in Virginia have moved into Phase 1b of vaccine eligibility. This means that approximately 50% of Virginia’s population is now eligible, including frontline essential workers, people aged 65 years and older, people with high-risk medical conditions identified by the CDC and people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps. Other than the healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities in Phase 1a, the Virginians in Phase 1b are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 or serious illness if infected.
  • While local health districts are allowed flexibility in how doses are administered to eligible individuals, roughly half of the available supply should be used for people aged 65 or older. The other half should be used for frontline essential workers, people with high-risk medical conditions as identified by the CDC; and people in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps. Frontline essential workers should be prioritized in the order listed in the Phase 1b details.
  • There are simply not enough doses available yet for everyone who is eligible to receive them. Virginia is not likely to meet the demand for Phase 1b until March or April.
  • Anyone eligible for Phase 1a or 1b based on occupation should check with their employer to see if arrangements have already been made, and should otherwise register with the local health department in the locality where they work. Anyone eligible based on age or medical condition should register with the local health department in the locality where they live.
  • Assistance in English, Spanish, and other languages is also available through the VDH Call Center at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343). The Commonwealth is investing in a significant expansion of call center capacity in the coming weeks and is working with local health districts to ensure information and registration is available on their websites and by phone.
  • Unfortunately, it may be weeks or longer before vaccination appointments become available for those who have registered.
  • Anyone who receives a first dose of vaccine will receive the second dose three or four weeks later, as appropriate. Vaccine providers should not hold back their current supply for second doses. They will receive second doses in proportion to the first doses they administer.

Important Takeaways:

  • Because approximately 50% of Virginia residents are now eligible to be vaccinated, the limited supply of vaccine from the federal government means it will take months to complete Phase 1b unless supply improves.
  • It is more important than ever to take the same precautions as always: staying home when possible, wearing masks when out, maintaining physical distance from others, washing hands frequently and other best practices.

For PWHD Updates: VDH.virginia.gov/prince-william

CDC Vaccine Information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC


February 1, 2021

Update: Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, will have Delayed Openings

Tuesday, Feb. 2, PWHD Vaccinations Scheduled Appointments: If you are scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at George Mason University Beacon Hall, Kelly Leadership Center, Potomac Middle School, or Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and your appointment was scheduled before 10:00 AM, your appointment has been cancelled due to the hazardous weather conditions.

Please check your email for rescheduling instructions or call the PWHD Call Center Monday after 9:00 AM for assistance.

All appointments scheduled for 10:00 AM or later will occur as scheduled. If you have an appointment for 10:00 AM or later. If you cannot safely travel to the vaccination site, please call the PWHD Call Center Tuesday after 9:00 AM for assistance rescheduling.

If your appointment has been cancelled, please check your email for rescheduling instructions or call the PWHD Call Center Tuesday after 9:00 AM for assistance. 

PWHD Call Center: (703) 872-7759

Call Center Hours: (9 am- 4:30 pm) Monday through Sunday

How long after my first vaccine can I get my second vaccine? You should get your second vaccine as close to the recommended 21days for Pfizer or 28 days for Moderna as possible. However, you should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval. The CDC guidance allows up to 42 days or 6 weeks after the first vaccine for the second vaccine, according to new CDC guidance.

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and if you are not currently registered but would like to be added to the waitlist, please go to http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist.

For more information: Visit the Prince William Health District website  vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william.


January 31, 2021

Update: Due to Inclement Weather PWHD COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Monday Feb. 1, 2021 to be Rescheduled

Monday, Feb. 1, PWHD Vaccinations Scheduled Appointments: Clinics at Beacon Hall on the Manassas Campus of George Mason University (GMU) and Potomac Middle School are cancelled due to ongoing inclement weather.

If you are scheduled to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at GMU Beacon Hall or Potomac Middle School, on Monday, Feb. 1, your appointment is cancelled due to potential hazardous weather conditions. Please check your email for rescheduling instructions, or call the PWHD Call Center after 9:00 am Monday for assistance.

PWHD Call Center: (703) 872-7759
Call Center Hours: (9 am- 4:30 pm) Monday through Sunday

How long after my first vaccine can I get my second vaccine? You should get your second vaccine as close to the recommended 21days for Pfizer or 28 days for Moderna as possible. However, you should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval. The CDC guidance allows up to 42 days or 6 weeks after the first vaccine for the second vaccine, according to new CDC guidance.

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and if you are not currently registered but would like to be added to the waitlist, please go to http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist.

For more information, visit the Prince William Health District website: vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william.


January 29, 2021

Update: Prince William Health District to Receive Additional Vaccines Next Week for Second Doses – *All vaccinations are by appointment only.

The Prince William Health District was notified that it will receive 5,000 doses of vaccine next week for second doses. The health district will still get its regular allotment of the vaccine.

With the goal to administer these vaccines as quickly as possible, the health district is opening two additional vaccination sites next week. These two sites will be in addition to the vaccine clinic at Beacon Hall on the Manassas Campus of George Mason University.

Potomac Middle School will open as a vaccination site starting on Monday, Feb. 1, and the Kelly Leadership Building will open as an additional vaccination site on Tuesday, Feb. 2.  If the health district continues to receive additional doses above their weekly allocation, then these sites will continue to be available. These 5,000 additional doses will be used to help address the backlog of those waiting for appointments.

ReminderCOVID Fatigue: All are reminded that this is not the time to get complacent. We need to continue to be vigilant. Remember the best defense is wear your mask; wash your hands; social distance six feet or more; limit social gathering sizes to 10 people or less; and avoid large crowds.

For more information: About the Prince William Health District, visit vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william. The Health District Call Center is also available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday, at 703-872-7759.

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and if  you are not currently registered, please go to http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist.

For updates on the County’s COVID-19 response and vaccination support efforts:

  • Visit pwcgov.org/covid19
  • Follow us on facebook.com/pwcgov or on twitter @pwcgov
  • Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts. Texto COVIDPWCES 888777 for Alertas COVID-19.

January 28, 2021

Update: Prince William Public Libraries Staff Provides Needed Support at Vaccine Call Centers

Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) will dedicate staff to help provide support to the Prince William Health District and Prince William County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Centers. Staff from all 12 PWPL branches have volunteered to support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines by helping to schedule vaccine appointments and provide general phone support.

In response to staff hours being put towards vaccine call centers, PWPL will offer Contact-Free Curbside Pickup Service only beginning Feb. 1, 2021. The physical buildings are not open to the public, but other services will remain available, even while many staff are working at the call centers.

Patrons can schedule pickup service by calling their preferred branch or by scheduling a pickup time at www.pwcgov.org/library.

  • Bull Run, Central, Chinn Park, Haymarket Gainesville Manassas City, Montclair, Potomac: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Dale City, Dumfries, Independent Hill, Lake Ridge, Nokesville: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday.

“Contact-Free Curbside Pickup was first offered just a week after PWPL first closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020,” comments Deborah Wright, PWPL director. “It has since become a popular service throughout the remainder of 2020 and will become part of PWPL’s standard services in the future.”

PWPL will also continue its phone assistance during the hours noted above and will offer virtual programming through its website, www.pwcgov.org/library, and on social media. In FY2020, more than 4,600 virtual programs were enjoyed by nearly 634,000 “attendees.”

PWPL is no stranger to providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic: Just days after the libraries closed in March 2020, staff used sewing machines purchased for Central Library’s Makerspace to produce hundreds of masks for Prince William County employees. In September, PWPL began offering mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for patrons who could not visit its libraries to use public computers. In total, hotspots have been checked out more than 400 times in less than five months. Mobile hotspots are checked out by calling a PWPL branch or through the online catalog.

On Thursday, Jan. 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 provides information to residents concerning COVID-19 vaccines and assists with those who do not have access to a computer, the internet or email. Call center hours: Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 703-872-7759.

For updates on the County’s COVID-19 response and vaccination support efforts:

  • Visit pwcgov.org/covid19
  • Follow us on facebook.com/pwcgov or on twitter @pwcgov
  • Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts. Texto COVIDPWCES 888777 for Alertas COVID-19.

January 27, 2021

Update: Northern Virginia Leaders Request Equitable and Transparent Vaccine Distribution

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chair at Large Ann Wheeler submitted a letter with other members from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The elected officials wrote a letter to Governor Ralph Northam asking for assistance concerning the transparent and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Health Districts serving Northern Virginia.

 “I am committed to the safety and well-being of all residents. Ensuring an equitable and transparent vaccine distribution process is of the utmost importance. I will continue to work with the state and the federal government to address the vaccination distribution shortage and move past this pandemic safely and return to a healthy and vibrant community,” said Chair Wheeler.

 The Prince William Health District (PWHD)serves Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park. The Health District has established George Mason University (GMU), Beacon Hall as a point of dispensing (POD) site. The PWHD, local pharmacies, and local hospitals have administered over 20,000 vaccine doses to Prince William County residents with over 2,700 people fully vaccinated, as of January 27, 2021, according to the Virginia Department of Health. For future vaccine distribution, we will follow the guidance we received from the state. We continue to partner with our local pharmacies and hospitals as more vaccine becomes available to increase vaccination sites.

 The County is supporting the Health District with operational and vaccination site planning, clinical vaccination support, as well as staffing and information technology support for call centers and waitlist.

 NVRC officials relayed to the governor that Northern Virginia is more than adequately equipped to handle up to 70,000 vaccinations per week. Officials say we need a streamlined process to release doses directly to NOVA, provide the ability to detail who has doses, and finally allow our region priority as we are ready and able to vaccinate significant numbers now. The officials stated the problem is a sufficient, predictable, and equitable supply of the vaccine. The Health Districts are ready to work with the governor’s team to ensure a process that works for everyone.


January 26, 2021

Update: You Need to Know — COVID-19 Vaccine and 14-Day Rule

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine? Did you have a Flu Shot, Shingles Shot or other Vaccine

14 Days Before or After?

Warning — Do Not Schedule other vaccines 14 Days Before or After Your COVID-19 Vaccine:

  • Due to safety concerns, the CDC recommends not taking multiple vaccines within 14 days.
  • PWHD is unable to vaccinate individuals who have received another vaccination, such as flu or shingles, within 14 days before scheduled COVID-19 vaccination.
  • PWHD recommends that patients do not schedule other vaccinations within 14 days after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. **Patients may receive emergency vaccinations (such as rabies and tetanus) within 14 days after COVID-19 vaccination.  However, if a patient receives emergency vaccination before COVID-19 vaccination, PWHD will require the patient to wait 14 days.*Patients may receive emergency vaccinations (such as rabies and tetanus) within 14 days after COVID-19 vaccination.  However, if a patient receives emergency vaccination before COVID-19 vaccination, PWHD will require the patient to wait 14 days.

PWHD COVID-19 Call Center: 703-872-7759, open 9am-4:30pm (Monday-Sunday) to assist with COVID-19 related questions and questions about vaccine waitlist registration for eligible residents.  Waitlist Http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist

For PWHD Updates: VDH.virginia.gov/prince-william

CDC Vaccine Information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC.


January 25, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine 

Please see pertinent information below, and note that it is subject to change as Virginia continues to refine the vaccination effort. Visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine for more information.

Key Points:

  • All states rely on the federal government to distribute vaccine doses. Based on our population, Virginia is currently receiving approximately 105,000 new doses per week toward our goal of vaccinating all 8.5 million Virginians plus out-of-state residents who serve as essential workers in Virginia. The pace of incoming doses is not expected to increase until March.
  • Virginia’s primary distribution of doses is allocated by the Virginia Department of Health to Local Health Districts, in proportion to each district’s population. Local Health Districts are expected to determine the most equitable and efficient use of each allocation, leveraging any combination of their own staff and volunteers, hospitals, pharmacies, and individual providers. Additional doses reach some residents of Virginia through separate federal allocations for employees of the U.S. Department of Defense and certain other agencies; the Indian Health Service; and a federal contract with CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Starting tomorrow, all Local Health Districts in Virginia will have moved into Phase 1b of vaccine eligibility. This means that approximately 50% of Virginia’s population is now eligible, including frontline essential workers, people aged 65 years and older, people with high-risk medical conditions identified by the CDC, and people living in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and migrant labor camps. Other than the healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities in Phase 1a, the Virginians in Phase 1b are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 or serious illness if infected.
  • There are simply not enough doses available yet for everyone who is eligible to receive them. Virginia is not likely to meet the demand for Phase 1b until March or April.
  • Anyone eligible for Phase 1a or 1b based on occupation should check with their employer to see if arrangements have already been made, and should otherwise register with the local health department in the locality where they work. Anyone eligible based on age or medical condition should register with the local health department in the locality where they live. Virginia is reaching out to neighboring states and the District of Columbia to ensure consistency in this approach. Assistance in English, Spanish, and other languages is also available through the VDH Call Center at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).
  • Unfortunately, it may be weeks or longer before vaccination appointments become available for those who have registered.
  • Anyone who receives a first dose of vaccine will receive the second dose three or four weeks later as appropriate. Vaccine providers should not hold back their current supply for second doses; they will receive second doses in proportion to the first doses they administer.

Current Statewide Focus Areas:

  • Working with Local Health Districts to provide consistent information on their websites and by phone for how eligible individuals can register.
  • Working closely with CVS and Walgreens to support their use of allocated vaccine in long-term care facilities as soon as possible, which will help close the gap between available and administered doses.
  • Supporting local points of vaccine distribution to ensure that all administered doses have been entered into the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS). Eliminating the current data entry backlog will provide a more accurate picture of vaccinations in Virginia.
  • Adding additional information to the Vaccine Summary Dashboard soon, to improve transparency around doses provided to vaccinators versus those actually administered.
  • Connecting vaccinators who have unused doses with partners who can help set up additional vaccination clinics for eligible individuals.

How Localities Can Help:

  • Support Local Health Districts in ensuring that registration information for eligible individuals is easily available through local websites and call centers.
  • Emphasize to the public that because approximately 50% of Virginia residents are now eligible to be vaccinated, the limited supply of vaccine from the federal government means it will take months to complete Phase 1b unless supply improves.
  • Closely coordinate with local health districts to plan smaller vaccination clinics now and larger ones once supply improves. Pooling venues, staff, volunteers, and other resources now will avoid delays later.
  • Remind everyone in the community that it is more important than ever to take the same precautions as always: staying home when possible, wearing masks when out, maintaining physical distance from others, washing hands frequently, and other best practices.

January 22, 2021

Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Plan and Response Efforts

Second Doses

The Moderna vaccine recommends administering a second dose between 28-32 days after the date individuals receive the first dose. The Districts are aware that there is currently no available appointments to schedule second doses in the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) in Prince William Health District (PWHD) clinics. The Jurisdictions are currently working on a process to ensure any person who received their first dose at a Prince William Health District clinic between Dec 28 and Jan 21 who is unable to schedule their second dose in VAMS is accommodated.

These appointments are booked offline and individuals cannot register for a second dose online because of the forthcoming transition to a new vaccine administration and management system. A dedicated scheduling team is available starting the week of Monday, Jan 25, 2021, to contact these individuals and assist them with manually booking an appointment.

The Jurisdictions has received confirmation from the Virginia Department of Health that vaccine supply for second doses accounted for and shipped to health districts, in addition to their weekly first dose allocations. As such, please be assured that everyone who has received their first dose from a Prince William Health District clinic has a second dose allocated and is prioritized for scheduling based on the second dose eligibility window.

Waitlist

Today, everyone who signed up on the Prince William Health District waitlist or vaccine registration forms has received an automated email confirming their spot on the vaccine waitlist. If an individual has not received an automated email confirming a spot on the waitlist for a vaccine appointment provided through Prince William Health District, they must sign up on the waitlist again at http://bit.Ly/PWHDwaitlist. Anyone who did not have a valid email address or called the PWHD phone number for assistance at 703-872-7759 will receive a phone call confirmation within 24 hours. The PWHD call center hours are Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m

If an individual did not receive an email or phone call, it means they did not use a valid email address, did not provide the correct phone number, or due to a computer error, the information was not stored. These individuals must complete the form again at http://bit.Ly/PWHDwaitlist.

Multiple Registration or Waitlist Notifications

The Jurisdictions are aware that some people have received numerous replies to the forms completed. If an individual has received several responses with a confirmation number, they should use the confirmation number for reference with the lowest number. For example, if one number says 200 and the other says 205, use the 200 number.

For further information and updates visit the Prince William Virginia Department of Health VDH.virginia.gov/prince-william.


January 20, 2021

Update: Vaccinations Take Place at Prince William Health District’s New COVID-19 Vaccine Center as Residents Added to Waitlist

The Prince William Health District’s Vaccine Clinic was a hub of activity, as volunteers, mostly from the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, prepared to accept people slated to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. PWHD’s vaccine clinic was held at Beacon Hall at George Mason University’s Manassas Campus.

People 65 and older, along with individuals ages 18 to 64, with underlying medical conditions, are included in phase 1b and are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine, according to Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for the Prince William Health District, Amanda David. Health care workers are included in phase 1a.

Individuals in both phases will receive the vaccine at Beacon Hall, located at 10945 George Mason Circle in Manassas, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 15.

“One thing that I would like people to know is that demand is much higher than supply right now and that we are trying to schedule people based on our priority lists,” David said.

Vaccine supplies are limited, and those eligible to receive the vaccine may have to wait to receive it. Currently, supplies of the vaccine are limited across the country.

“We are asking people to be patient. We are getting emails left and right, and it is hard to correspond and try to reach everyone that does reach out to us. We’re doing the best we can with the information given to us day by day,” she added.

“We do still have folks in phase 1a that need to be vaccinated, but we are collecting information on a waitlist through an online form. Once we do have more vaccine availability, we will reach out to them to schedule appointments,” said David. The health district is unable to accommodate walk-up participants since all vaccines are distributed on an appointment basis.

To register for the waitlist, visit Http://bit.ly/PWHDwaitlist. The health district serves Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and can be reached via its Call Center at 703-872-7759, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts.


January 19, 2021

Update: Vaccine Phases

  • 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/

January 6, 2021

Update: 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


Vaccine Information from the CDC, Virginia Department of Health and Other Scientific Organizations


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