COVID-19 Vaccination News

In Greater Prince William (Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park), vaccine distribution is managed by the Prince William Health District, which is under Virginia Department of Health authority. Prince William County is working in close partnership with this state agency to support the vaccination of our residents. This massive vaccination effort is constantly evolving, and we will continue sharing the latest updates. A few items to note:

  • PWHD continues to vaccinate those in groups 1a and 1b:  healthcare workers, essential employees, ages 65+ (with priority given to 75+), and ages 16+ with qualifying underlying conditions. It will take several months to complete vaccination of these groups.
  • Regardless of current eligibility, please join the waitlist online. You will be assigned an ID number. For those in 1A & 1B, it may take several weeks to be contacted regarding an appointment; calling will not speed the timeline. PWHD is only scheduling these up to 7 days in advance and as supply allows. Please wait to be contacted. Those not in a priority group can expect appointments to begin opening this summer, into the fall.
  • All vaccinations are by appointment only. No walk-ins.
  • Supply to Prince William continues to fluctuate. PWHD has been forming a network of community partnerships that will allow it to ramp up appointments as more vaccine becomes more available.
  • As of Feb. 2, Virginia ranks 12th in the nation for vaccine distribution, and 2nd in Northern Virginia.

We appreciate your patience as the Health District works to equitably vaccinate those who are at most at risk, whether due to age, underlying conditions or nature of their work. For questions about the vaccines, waitlist registration or already-scheduled appointments, call 877-829-4682. This state-run call center is open daily, 8am-8pm, with English and Spanish speaking operators, and a call back option for translation in 100+ other languages. Operators cannot schedule appointments. As we continue to work together to protect all members of our community over these next few months, please continue to practice COVID safety measure–mask up, spread out, wash up often and get vaccinated when it is your turn. Once vaccinated, there is still a small chance of being infected, and of infecting others through asymptomatic spread.