Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Community Newsletter – May 28, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine available to those aged 12 years and older. Do Your Part

May 28, 2021 Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is providing a COVID-19 vaccine community newsletter in Washoe County to help educate residents on the mass vaccination effort by the COVID-19 Response Team and community partners.

Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Providers in Washoe County have administered 413,281 COVID-19 vaccines overall (198,735 fully vaccinated). Visit the State of Nevada’s vaccine dashboard to see more.  All Nevadans 12 years and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 48% of Washoe County residents over the age of 12 have completed their vaccinations.

Latinx Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic This Weekend

The University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Public Health Training Center’s #COVIDCrew and the Medical Social Justice League (MSJ) are hosting a vaccination clinic for the Latinx community, El Gran Vacunatón, this weekend. The clinic will be held at St. Therese Church of the Little Flower Friday, May 28, from 3 – 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 29, from 2 – 7 p.m. in collaboration with REMSA Health, Pongamos de Nuestra Parte, Immunize Nevada and Washoe County Health District. The clinic will be held at 875 E. Plumb Ln., with music and outdoor festivities on Saturday. Masks will be required for everyone in attendance.

Appointments and Drive-Ups Accepted at Washoe County Health District Vaccination POD  
Schedule an appointment by going to this link or call 775-328-2427. Appointments are not required but they are recommended to speed up the process to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for ages 12-17.

Upcoming, free, COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics – appointments are recommended:

  • Reno Aces Home Games – Community Health Alliance will offer vaccines while attending a game
  • Every Wednesday – Community Health Alliance Mobile Van Clinic at Dolan Dodge Ram FIAT, 757 Kietzke Lane
  • June 4, 1 – 6 p.m. – Alamo Truck Stop, 1950 E. Greg St. First come, first served.
  • June 19, 12 – 3 p.m. – Juneteenth Celebration at Dick Taylor Park, 1140 Beech St.

Retail Pharmacy Providers:

Check with each resource individually, and often. These are appointment availabilities are separate from using the Washoe County Health District scheduling tool above.

Homebound vaccine appointments available
The Washoe County Health District is providing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents.

People age 16 years and older who are homebound, including those who require a taxing effort to leave home, require assistance of another to leave the house or are bedridden, can call 775-328-2427 or email covidvaccine@washoecounty.us to sign up.

The Second Dose is Important!

Please do not skip the second dose of your vaccine. Your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives you more protection than just having the first. Research shows that you are 94% likely to NOT be hospitalized should you get COVID-19 after you’ve been vaccinated, but only if you’ve received both doses. Those who have only received the first dose, are only 65% likely to not be hospitalized.

For all COVID-19 Vaccine questions, please visit our regional website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com

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The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.