Provided by Prince William County
The Prince William Health District’s (PWHD) 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. They are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine, according to Amanda David, Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for the Prince William Health District. Health care workers are included in phase 1a.
Individuals in both phases will receive the vaccine at Beacon Hall, 10945 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:00 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,” David said.
“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 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 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Text COVIDPWC to 888777 for COVID-19 alerts.