Community Update – August 21, 2021
Summer Movie Night – 8/21 @ Dusk (postponed from 8/14) The showing of ‘The War with Grandpa’ will be held at Dolphin Beach, beginning at dusk. Please bring your own lawn chairs, snacks, drinks or enjoy a treat from the food truck. Alcoholic beverages, portable grills, and glass containers are prohibited. Food Trucks - Chix N’ Stix All Members must present a 2021 REC ID. Only 2 guests per ID. The beach and parking lot gate will close at the conclusion of the movie. Vehicles left in the parking lot can be retrieved the following morning at 7:30 am when the gate re-opens.
SuRGE EPA Testing – 8/25 US Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting methane gas emission sampling on Lake Montclair. The EPA team will deploy 15 bubble collectors on August 25th and will remove them on August 26th. It is extremely important that this equipment is not touched, tampered with or removed in anyway.
Upcoming Meetings - All zoom information can be found in the weekly eblast or in the MPOA Facebook page. Budget & Finance – 8/23 @ 5:30p.m.
Events Committee – 8/23 @ 7:00p.m.
Election Committee – 8/25 @ 7:00p.m.
Ad Hoc Dog Park Meeting – 8/26 @ 5:00p.m.
Covenants Committee – 8/26 @ 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.
The Prince William Health District What You Should Know: Back to School Clinics
Back to School Event: The Prince William Health District, in partnership with the Prince William County Community Foundation, will be offering Covid-19 Vaccinations at a back to School Community Celebration on August 21 from 6 PM-8 PM, The event is being held at, Neabsco Boardwalk Park, 15125 Blackburn Rd. in Woodbridge. The PWHD Mobile Clinic Unit will be offering the Pfizer vaccine (12 and older) and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (18 and older). No appointments. Walk-ins are welcome.
Back To School Clinic: The Prince William Health District will be hosting a Back to School Clinic Tuesday, August 24, from 9 AM-3 PM. This clinic will be at the Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley road. The clinic will be offering the following shots required for attending school, Meningococcal, Tdap, and Pfizer vaccine (for 12 and older). No appointments are required. Walk-ins accepted, as long as supply lasts.
Additional Dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine
Third doses: The Virginia Department of Health has adopted the CDC and FDA 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 for tumors 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 may suppress 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 immuno-compromising 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 the Pfizer 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 has been offering a third dose at the Health District clinics. Call to check availability. For the Manassas, Clinic call 703-792-6300, and for the 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
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: The Prince William Health District will be offering the Moderna Vaccine Friday, August 20, from 12 PM-3 PM. This clinic will be at the Manassas Mall located at 8300 Sudley road. 1st,2nd,and 3rd doses available. No appointments are required. Walk-ins excepted.
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.
The Prince William Health District Offering Third Doses to People with Moderately to Severely Compromised Immune Systems
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
VDH advises Virginians to:
• Wear a mask in indoor settings even if you are vaccinated
• Get fully vaccinated
• Stay at least six feet from others outside of your household
• Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are infected with COVID-19
• Stay separate from others and get tested if you have had close contact with
someone with COVID-19
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.