COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Come To 6 Prince William County Schools

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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA — Several free COVID-19 vaccine clinics are coming to schools in Prince William County this week, the Prince William Health District said. The clinics will be held across the county, including locations in Haymarket, Woodbridge, and Manassas.

The clinics come as COVID-19 cases in the region begin to decline after reaching an all-time high earlier this month. Public health officials have stressed that vaccines are the most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19.

On Monday, Prince William County reported 305 new COVID-19 cases, lowering the 7-day average to 581 cases per day. At the height of the surge on Jan. 13, the county had a 7-day average of 1,214, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.

All of this week's COVID-19 vaccine clinics are free and open to all members of the public. Appointments are recommended, but they are not required. Children as young as 5 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics will offer first, second, and booster shots.

Here is the schedule for this week's clinics at area schools:

  • Monday, Jan. 24

    • Haymarket Elementary School, 15500 Learning Lane, Haymarket

    • 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25

    • Fitzgerald Elementary School, 15500 Benita Fitzgerald Drive, Woodbridge

    • 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26

    • Ellis Elementary School, 10400 Kim Graham Lane, Manassas

    • 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 27

    • Marumsco Hills Elementary School, 14100 Page Street, Woodbridge

    • 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Friday, Jan. 28

    • Bennett Elementary School, 8800 Old Dominion Drive, Manassas

    • 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Jan. 29

    • Fred Lynn Middle School, 1650 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge

    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In Prince William County, only 37 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Only 27.3 percent of children in the age group have completed their initial vaccine dose to become "fully vaccinated."

More information about where to find a COVID-19 vaccine is available online. More information about the school clinics, including where to schedule an appointment, can be found on the Prince William Health District's social media.

This article originally appeared on the Woodbridge Patch

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