Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Community Newsletter – April 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available

April 23, 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 292,375 vaccines overall (114,803 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.

COVID-19 Variant Surge in Washoe County

Tuesday, it was announced that there were 67 additional cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant in Washoe County, bringing the total to 112. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines protect against this new strain, making it more important than ever to schedule your vaccination while also continuing to wear a mask and social distance to stop the spread. 

Immediate COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center

Click here to sign up and make sure to put in your zip code so that only appointments at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center show up. Also make sure to scroll through multiple days to find an appointment that works for you.

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

If you are scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC), please be sure to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.

The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents who sign up for a vaccine at RSLEC.

Residents are also asked to bring their confirmation email with the QR code on it by either printing it out or having it available on your smart phone. A QR code is a square, secure bar code that is located on the appointment confirmation email you receive after you schedule an appointment.

Filling out the questionnaire beforehand could speed up the time it takes to receive the vaccine by 20-30 minutes.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments at RSLEC are available. Click here to schedule.

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.  

Northern Nevada Medical Group COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Saturday, April 24

If you know someone that wants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, NNMG is offering a clinic on Saturday, April 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Learn more about the vaccine, access patient forms and schedule your appointment at https://www.nnmg.com/health-alert. The Moderna vaccine will be offered to any ages 18 and older.

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.

3 Million Reasons

There isn’t just one reason to get the vaccine, but instead more than 3 million reasons. By getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you are protecting yourself and your fellow 3 million Nevadans. Share your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine on social media and use the ‪#3millionreasons hashtag.

Mask On. Get Your Vaccine. Move On.

We want Washoe County to open back up just as much as you do.  That’s why it’s so important to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment if you haven’t already done so. And please remember that there is still a statewide mandate on wearing face coverings in public.

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

Please share: If you know of someone who wants to receive this newsletter, pass along the link to sign up. https://covid19washoe.com/signup/

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.