The City of Manassas will hold its first COVID-19 vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at Metz Middle School with 2,000 shots available.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was expected to visit the Tuesday morning clinic.
The clinics will be run by Walgreens, and anyone can sign up for the free vaccine. Manassas Communications Manager Patty Prince said many of the 2,000 total slots are still available, and the city has reached out to a number of churches and other community organizations encouraging them to get members registered.
The city originally said Monday the clinics would offer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots, but on Tuesday morning said the Pfizer vaccine would be used instead. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, three weeks apart.
Prince said Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger reached out to state officials directly, telling them that Manassas has a significant “underserved” community, encouraging them to bring a clinic to the city.
“Please do this for our community, do it for your family,” Davis-Younger said in a message on the city’s Facebook page. “... This is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, one and done. Do this for your community, do it for our city, and then we can all get back together again real soon.”
Appointments are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Neither identification nor insurance information are required, but both are encouraged. Regardless, the vaccines will be free of charge.