The Prince William Health District What You Should Know:
Prince William Health District and VDH: Do not recommend using any COVID-19 vaccine outside FDA Authorization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. This includes obtaining a booster dose before it is authorized and recommended, or obtaining a dose of a different brand of vaccine than your original series. More information from the CDC about booster shots can be found here.
Many Vaccines Require Booster Doses
For Example: Vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella, which is first given between 12 and 15 months of age, recommends the second dose anywhere between 4 and 6 years of age. The DTaP/Tdap vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis also requires booster doses after the initial series. More information about how vaccines work can be found here.
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Protection From COVID-19: The CDC and VDH continue to recommend wearing your mask, washing your hands, social distancing, and avoiding large crowds as additional ways to continue to protect yourself from contracting COVID-19 and its variants.
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.
Testing: If you think you may have COVID-19, you can visit the VDH website to locate COVID-19 testing sites or visit
Also, you can reach out to your healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing and sell over-the-counter home testing kits.