First & second doses of COVID-19 vaccine available at three WCSD schools this week

Other vaccine events at Bower’s Mansion, Sun Valley Community Center & Little Flower Church

July 12, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Washoe County Health District, Immunize Nevada and other community partners are hosting several COVID-19 vaccine events this week.

The Health District is returning to North Valleys High School, Sparks Middle School and Wooster High this week for first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is authorized for those 12 years and older (12-17 must have parent or guardian present).

The Health District and state health officials are urging unvaccinated residents to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones from the Delta COVID-19 variant. The Delta variant, which is the dominant variant in Washoe County, is much more contagious than other variants and most hospitalized Delta cases are unvaccinated. The COVID-19 is proven to reduce the chances of contracting, or being hospitalized from, COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Below are some community events where you can get the free COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are encouraged to stop in but appointments are available to some events as well. Links below include appointment registration or more information:

Those aged 12-17 can receive only the Pfizer vaccine and must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive it.

The Health District is also providing vaccines at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment, visit our website. Appointments are not required but recommended.

Nevada is among states leading the nation in new COVID-19 cases and Washoe County is trending higher as well. The 7-day moving average for new cases in Washoe County is at 28, which is the highest it has been since May 16 (28.6) and is a 40% increase in new cases just in the last week. For more COVID-19 information in Washoe County, see our COVID-19 Dashboard.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect oneself and others from COVID-19 and 99% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. in June were among unvaccinated people.

Next drawing for Vax Nevada Days is set for July 15

More than $5 million in cash and prizes will be given to Nevada residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine before Aug. 15. The first drawing was July 8, 2021. Learn more: https://vaxnevadadays.org/

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.