May 7, 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 nearly 350,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine overall and more than 150,000 residents are fully vaccinated. Visit the State of Nevada’s vaccine dashboard to see more.  All Nevadans 16 years and older now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine with No Appointment Needed

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is now easier than ever thanks to our community. At the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, we are now accepting drive-up patients with no appointment needed. It is still possible to sign up in advance by clicking here.

Walmart and CVS have expanded COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include walk-ins without appointments. Same day appointments are also still available.

In addition, here is a list of upcoming clinics. Appointments are recommended:

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 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 the maximum level of protection. Research shows those who have only received the first dose, are only 64% less likely to be hospitalized, however if you have BOTH doses you are 94% less likely to be hospitalized.

Washoe County COVID-19 Mitigation & Enforcement Plan approved by State, Gov. Sisolak

Washoe County’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Enforcement Plan has been approved by the State of Nevada and Gov. Steve Sisolak. The plan, which allows for 100 percent capacity at businesses as long as 6 feet of social distancing is in place, takes effect immediately in Washoe County through May 31, 2021. On June 1, 2021, there will be no social distancing requirement. With no social distancing requirements coming next month it is especially important to be vaccinated now to be better protected from COVID-19. Click here for a full list of directives.

For all COVID-19 Vaccine questions, please visit our regional website,

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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,, 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.