Community Update – 8-27-21
Back to School Pictures – 9/6 Please don’t forget to send pictures of your little ones or big ones back to school photos! Please send them to email@example.com.
OKTOBERFEST – Volunteer Sign-up Oktoberfest is right around the corner and we need volunteers! Sign up now to help us make this year's Oktoberfest one to remember: https://tinyurl.com/MPOAOktoberfest Oktoberfest is September 18, 2021. All residents must present a valid 2021 Recreation Photo ID to enter this event. Only 2 guests per ID.
Beer on the Beach (Dolphin)– 9/3 @ 7:00 p.m. Recommended for ages 21 and up. Please bring your own lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks. Personal grills and glass containers are prohibited. Coolers will be checked before entry. All residents must present a valid 2021 Recreation Photo ID to enter this event. Only 2 guests per ID. The beach will close at 9:00 pm and the parking lot gates will close at 9:15 pm. Vehicles left in the parking lot can be retrieved the following morning at 7:30 am when the gate re-opens.
9/11 Remembrance – 9/10 @ 9:30 a.m. Prince William Board of County Supervisors will host a remembrance service at the September 11 Memorial Fountain near 5 County Complex Court, to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. This event is open to the public.
Upcoming Meetings Communication Committee – 8/31 @ 7:00p.m.
Landscape sub-committee – 8/31 @ 7:00p.m.
Ad-Hoc Signage Committee – 9/3 @ 7:00p.m.
COVID Vaccine Information
Schedule an appointment:
https://vase.vdh.virginia.gov/vdhapps/f?p=vasereg:vaccinationappointments (on the VASE website, enter “20109” for the zip code.)
When scheduling an appointment, check to see which COVID-19 vaccine the clinic is offering that day.
Additional Dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
Third doses: The Virginia Department of Health has adopted the CDC andFDA recommendation to offer a third dose for those with moderate or severely weakened immune systems. This additional dose applies to people who have: Been receiving active cancer treatment fortumors or cancers of the blood. Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system. Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medication to suppress the immune system. Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome). Advanced or untreated HIV infection. Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that maysuppress your immune system.If you are unsure if you qualify for a third dose, reach out to your health care provider for further assistance.
To find out more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
Why Do I need a Third Dose: Data has shown that those with moderate or severe immunocompromising conditions, compared to those with normal immune systems, may not have developed enough antibody levels after two doses of the COVID-19
Vaccinations to defend them against the virus. This third dose is only for those that had thePfizer or Moderna vaccine at this time. These individuals are more likely to get COVID-19 and get severely ill (breakthrough case). They are also at greater risk of having symptoms for a longer period and they are more likely to spread COVID-19 to close contacts.
Where can I get a Third Dose: Anyone meeting the criteria, and after 28 days of their last COVID-19 vaccination can reach out to a local pharmacy or their health care provider to ask for their third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, The PWHD hasbeen offering a third dose at the Health District clinics. Call to check availability.For the Manassas, Clinic call 703-792-6300, and forthe Woodbridge clinic, call 703-792-7300. From 8 AM-4 PM. The PWHD Mobile Clinic Unit will also offer a third dose to those who attest to meeting the recommended
criteria. No proof of medical conditions needs to be shown. To find where the Mobile Clinic Unit locations are each week, find it on the PWHD website, vdh.virgina.gov/prince-william
ModernaCOVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
To Find Vaccines Near You:
Visit Vaccines.gov or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829).
Call Virginia’s call center at 877-VAX-in-VA (877-829-4682) to make an appointment or for questions.
Manassas Mall COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Pfizer Vaccine (12 & older)
Monday, August 30 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Walk-in appointments are available
To register, please visit https://bit.ly/2VVhk0b
Address: 8300 Sudley
Rd, Manassas, VA 20109
Find COVID-19 Vaccinations:
• Visit Vaccines.gov or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829).
• Call Virginia’s call center at 877-VAX-in-VA (877-829-4682) to make an appointment or for questions.
The Prince William HealthDistrict What You Should Know:
Flu Vaccine, 2021-2022 Flu Season
Local pharmacies and healthcare providers are already advertising “flu” (influenza) shots. So, what should you know right now?
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people six months of age and older receive a flu vaccine every year.
• Those younger than six months old and those with severe,life- threatening allergies to flu vaccines or any ingredient in the vaccines are the only people who should not take the flu shot.
• For more on "who should or should not" get a flu vaccine, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm
Why you should get a flu vaccine
Getting a flu shot this year is crucial for severalreasons:
• Without being protected, you can have the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
• You can protect yourself and others from flu-related illness, hospitalization, and possible death by getting a flu shot.
• CDC estimates annually since 2010, there are between 9 million – 45 million flu-related illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annuallysince 2010. Click here for more on the numbers:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/index.html
When to Get a Flu Shot
• You should get vaccinated before flu viruses begin spreading in your area. Once vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for your body to develop antibodies to protect against the flu.
• VDH and the CDC recommend getting vaccinated against the flu by the end of October.
• You can get your flu shot at the same time you get your other vaccines, such as a COVID-19 vaccine, a third COVID-19 vaccine (if eligible), or other routine vaccines.
Where to Get a Flu Vaccine
• You can get flu vaccinations at local pharmacies, healthcare providers, and urgent care clinics. The PWHD will offer flu vaccines once they arrive.
CDC Flu Information: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm
CDC's weekly FluView: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm