NOTE: This release was updated to state that the Health District COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours are from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and NOT 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Reno, Sparks, Nev. March 30, 2022. The Washoe County Health District will administer additional (second) COVID-19 vaccine boosters for those 50 years and older or persons who are moderately or severely immunocompromised starting on Friday, April 1, 2022, at its clinic (indoor) location at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B.

Those eligible must have had their last booster at least four months prior. For guidance on what is considered moderately or severely immunocompromised, go here.

To schedule an appointment at the Health District, or with our homebound COVID-19 vaccine program, please call 775-328-2427. The vaccines are administered at the indoor Health District clinic, not at the drive through, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every weekday, Monday-Friday. Walk-in appointments are available as space allows.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday recommended the second booster for certain individuals, as did the Food and Drug Administration in a release.

Community Health Alliance also will begin second booster administration on Friday, April 1, 2022, and appointments can be made on their website.

If you have not received a booster at all, it is recommended for everyone who is fully vaccinated. Learn more here.

The Health District also has COVID-19 vaccine events in the community, including one today at the Spanish Springs Library from 3:30-6 p.m. and Thursday, March 31 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 3:30-6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, go here. For more information on dates, go to our website. Vaccines are also available at area pharmacies and community providers – schedule here.

Upcoming Community Vaccine Events – appointments here

  • Wednesday, March 30 – All residents aged 5+
    • Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 5 – All residents aged 5+
    • Swill Coffee and Wine, 3366 Lakeside Ct, Reno, 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 7 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14 – All residents aged 5+
    • Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21 – All residents aged 5+
    • Boys and Girls Club, 2680 E. 9th St., Reno, 4-6:30 p.m.

Schedule an appointment to any of those COVID-19 vaccine events here.

The COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect you and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Those aged 5 and older are eligible to receive the free vaccine.

Omicron BA.2 variant update in Washoe County

The Washoe County Health District is reporting five total COVID-19 Omicron BA.2 variant cases in Washoe County, per sequencing from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.

The Omicron BA.2 is a subvariant of Omicron. The CDC reported on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, that BA.2 is the dominant variant in the United States.

In Nevada, the BA.2 variant makes up about 4% of sequenced cases.

At-Home COVID-19 tests available

The Washoe County Health District has at-home COVID-19 tests available for the public. To get one, go to the WCHD clinic office at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, in Reno at the front service counter. You can also obtain at-home tests from the federal government here.

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 Health, 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 Community Health Alliance and the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.