775-328-2447

COVID-19 in

Washoe County

The updated COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone 6 months of age and older, regardless of their vaccination status.

Appointments can be made by calling 775-328-2402. NNPH will provide the vaccine to people who are uninsured or underinsured with a low administrative fee; however, no patient will be turned away for financial reasons.

People who have health insurance are urged to contact their health provider or go to vaccines.gov to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a local pharmacy

If you’re having any issues getting a COVID-19 vaccine for yourself, a child, or other family member, please call NNPH at 775-328-2402.

COVID-19 Vaccine in

Washoe County

COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone 6 months and older. Appointments are available. Learn more.

Community Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday, February 28nd.

For everyone ages 5+

9 am

Neil Road Recreation Center
3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV 89502

Free COVID-19 and flu vaccines. There are no high doses available for people 65+.

If you have insurance, remember to bring your insurance card and an ID. There will be vaccines available for the undersinsured and uninsured.

Check if you're eligible for the updated COVID-19 vaccine

Check if you're eligible for the updated COVID-19 vaccine

Is the person over 6 months of age?

All you need to know

about the updated COVID-19 vaccine

Everyone ages 5+

Everyone ages 5+ is eligible to receive a single dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, at least two months after their last shot, no matter what their last vaccine was.

This includes everyone who has never been vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not up to date with their vaccine schedule. 

Children between 6 months and 4 years old who have been vaccinated

Children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old who have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to receive either 1 or 2 doses of the updated vaccine.

The time you should wait between one shot and the next one, and how many they’ll need will depend on the vaccines they previously received.

Children between 6 months and 4 years old who are NOT vaccinated

Children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old are eligible to receive 3 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or 2 doses of the Moderna vaccine. 

Information for parents and caregivers

Which vaccines can my child get?

Everyone aged 6 months and up is eligible to receive at least one dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months + gets vaccinated against COVID-19. Check with your pediatrician or call the NNPH to know how many doses your child will need, as it varies depending on previous vaccines received.

 

Why should my child get vaccinated?

Getting children vaccinated helps stop the spreading of the virus. While most children might not get seriously ill, the chances are not zero, and many children develop other deseases as a consequence of having COVID-19.

By getting vaccinated, they also help prevent more vulnerable people, like their grandparents.

The vaccines have been tested and are safe, helping prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death caused by COVID-19. 

What do I need to know before getting my child vaccinated?
  • Make sure the vaccine site has either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines
  • Have a parent or legal guardian go with the child
  • Check with your pediatrician or health provider what the best vaccine for your child is

Where can I get tested?

COVID-19 tests are for everyone, no matter their health insurance or their immigration status.

The Northern Nevada Public Health offers testing through home visits for people who have symptoms.

If you have symptoms and need to get tested, call 775-328-2447 or email them at covidcallcenter@nnph.org.  The lines are available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM, and closed during public holidays. If you call outside business hours, you’ll be contacted the next business day.

People who don’t have symptoms can get an at-home test. These tests are effective and can provide quick results, helping prevent the spread of the virus. It’s important to get tested if you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive. Getting tested is all about protecting not only yourself but your loved ones and your community. 

A woman standing against a white wall,, she is wearing a face mask, and holding an at-home COVID-19 test box on her right hand.

When should you get tested?

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, or sudden loss of taste or smell.  

 

  •  At least five days after being in close contact with someone who tested positive.

 

  • If you’re to attend a crowded meeting or event, especially if there will be people who are at risk of severe illness, such as seniors or immunocompromised people. 

Regional Information Center (RIC) partners

Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks have all partnered to help keep the community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also find out community specific information on each of their websites: