Seniors 65 years and older now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Livestock Events Center

All seniors 70+ who signed up for wait list have been invited to schedule vaccine appointment

Feb. 24, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – Seniors 65 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, the Regional Information Center announced. Those 65 and older can use the online Washoe County Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List Form, or call 775-328-2427 for assistance with signing up. Please do not call the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.

The Washoe County Health District has extended invitations via email and over the phone to more than 25,000 seniors 70 years and older who signed up for the senior COVID-19 wait list. About 10,000 seniors 70+ were either called or sent an email earlier this week with the opportunity to sign up for an appointment. Because all seniors on the list were invited, the COVID-19 Response Team made the decision to open eligibility to the next group under the General Population lane of the State’s COVID-19 playbook, which is Nevadans aged 65-69 years.

“The COVID-19 response team has been working diligently to vaccinate as many eligible residents in Washoe County as possible based on the current allotment of vaccine received,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for Washoe County. “Because of that hard work and the efforts of our community partners to vaccinate the 70 year and older population, we are able to open up eligibility to seniors 65 and up. We will continue to vaccinate seniors and those in the frontline/essential workforce. We appreciate our community providers stepping up to administer vaccines to seniors and we will continue to work together to get as many COVID-19 vaccines in arms as possible.”

Seniors 70 years and older who signed up for the list are encouraged to check their email inboxes (including spam folders) and voicemails to ensure they received notification to sign up for a vaccine appointment. The emails sent to seniors were personalized with the information they submitted in the vaccine wait list form. The email invitations were issued by the Washoe County Health District and have the Health District logo on top. It is important that if they have an email, they need to click the link to schedule their appointment.

If you are aged 65-69 and have already signed up for the wait list, you do not have to sign up again.

Seniors 70 years and older who were on the waiting list but didn’t receive a call or email are asked to re-submit the form to be on the waiting list, email covidvaccine@washoecounty.us or call 775-328-2427 (Due to high call volume, you could be put on hold.). The Health District will pull recent submissions to ensure fairness in making sure everyone who is on the list is contacted via email or phone. If you received an email invite but think it might be spam, please call or email us.

All residents are encouraged to help seniors who are friends or family to make sure they get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially those who have challenges accessing email or the internet. To see a list of community providers who are administering vaccines to senior, see our website.

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.