PW Health District to Resume Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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The Prince William Health District will resume the use of the Johnson and Johnson one dose COVID-19 vaccine.

The Virginia Department of Health has directed vaccine providers to begin the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine consistent with a review by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration.

The use of this vaccine is recommended based on the FDA and CDC findings that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19, the vaccine's benefits outweighing known and potential risks in people 18 and older.

Review of the data showed a low chance of blood clots and low platelets (thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome) in the almost 8 million people who received the vaccine.

The FDA and CDC will continue to investigate this risk. The benefits of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine include the vaccine efficacy against COVID-19 associated hospitalizations is 93%, high efficacy in preventing severe outcomes and death for any symptomatic COVID-19 case, efficacy against variants, and the single dose making it easier for certain populations that may have difficulty in getting a second vaccination.

Although the risk is low, for residents who choose the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, if within three weeks of receiving the vaccine you develop:

Vaccines are now being offered to anyone 16-years-old and older.  Currently, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for 16 and 17-year-olds. All Virginians are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive one of the three available FREE COVID-19 vaccines by visiting vaccinate.virginia.gov or calling 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). COVID-19 TESTING is a critical step in helping slow the spread.

Coronavirus image courtesy of Prince William Department of Health

Here is a listing of WHEN and WHERE you can get a FREE COVID test:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

No Testing

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Grace Church Start Time 9 a.m. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 1:00 PM, whichever comes first. 1006 Williamstown Dr. Dumfries, VA 22026

Thursday, April 29, 2021

No Testing

Friday, April 30, 2021

Splashdown Water Park Start Time 2 p.m. | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 6:00 PM, whichever comes first. 7500 Ben Lomond Park Rd. Manassas, VA 20109

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Development Services Building Start Time 8:00 AM | Testing is only available until the allocated test kits are depleted at the site or until 12 noon, whichever comes first. 5 County Complex Woodbridge, VA 22192 More information about testing and the County's response to COVID-19 is available at pwcgov.org/COVID19.

 

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