What’s going on with the COVID-19 vaccine?
A few updates were shared on Wednesday.
Free COVID-19 vaccines are being provided at certain CVS Pharmacy sites. Only those who are eligible and have an appointment may receive it. More details about this federal program are available on the CVS website.
Appointments are also required for anyone getting the dose from the Prince William Health District (PWHD).
A waitlist application has been set up for local residents who would like to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
First responders, healthcare and childcare workers, teachers, adults 65 years old and older, and individuals who are at least 16 and have certain conditions are among those who can fill out the waitlist.
For questions, help with the waitlist, or to schedule an appointment, contact the PWHD Call Center at 703-872-7759 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Compared to other states, Virginia is 7th when it comes to the percentage of residents who have received at least one dose. Based on the percentage of vaccines provided of those available, it ranks 11th.
To make the process of pre-registering more consistent, a statewide system is starting next week. It won’t replace the waitlist.
The PWHD is waiting for more vaccines. It administered doses to more than 4,000 patients last week and received 3,600 on Monday.