Eligible Virginia residents can now schedule appointments with their healthcare providers to receive the new COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccinations, at no charge. These updated boosters, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Modernaare, are targeted specifically at the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants.
It is available at many area pharmacies and through the Prince William Health District’s mobile COVID clinics (info below). To find vaccination sites, visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682, TTY users call 7-1-1) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and more than 100 other languages.
Prince William Health District Covid-19 Testing Services:
- Schedule an appointment or find testing using the Virginia Department of Health locator.
- Find the COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Unit:
- Tuesday September 6, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.Dumfries Shopping Center (U-Mart Supermarket) 17987 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA. 22026 • Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting. • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
- Thursday September 8, from 11:30 a.m-6:00 p.m. • Manassas Shopping Center (7-Eleven), 9166 Mathis Ave.,Manassas, VA. 20110 • Vaccines offered: Pfizer & Moderna, according to current recommendationswhile vaccine supplies last. • No appointments are required. Walk-ins are accepted as long as supplies last. Weather permitting. • COVID-19 at-home test kits available (as supplies last)
- PWHD Update Information Posted Monday and Friday:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceWilliamHD
- Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com•Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrinceWilliamHD
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the two vaccines on Aug. 31, 2022. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a panel of independent scientific advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), met September 1 and voted to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech updated bivalent vaccine for persons aged 12 years and older and the Moderna updated bivalent vaccine for persons aged 18 years and older at least 2 months after completion of a primary series or booster dose. The CDC director endorsed the ACIP recommendations on September 1. This new Booster shot (Bivalent) will be available on the PWHD Mobile Clinic Unit. Appointments can be made through: vaccinate.virginia.gov and walk-ins are accepted, while supplies last and weather permitting. People with questions about the vaccine and their individual situations are advised to contact their healthcare providers.