Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Community Newsletter – April 30, 2021

April 30, 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 323,019 vaccines overall (130,070 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. More than one-third of Washoe County residents over the age of 16 have completed their vaccinations (130,070 residents).

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccine Update

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the recommended pause on the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine use following a thorough safety review. Read more.

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

Click here to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Appointments are available as soon as Monday, May 3, 2021.

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Dolan Dodge Ram FIAT

Community Health Alliance has partnered with Dolan Auto Group to offer COVID-19 vaccines every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dolan Dodge Ram FIAT, 757 Kietzke Lane in Reno. Click here to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome based on vaccine availability.

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.