Reno, Sparks, Nev. May 11, 2022. The Regional Information Center is updating the community on COVID-19 vaccine information.

Updated Recommendations – Second Booster

On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a second COVID-19 booster shot. Individuals 50 years of age or older, and those who are immunocompromised, who have received the primary series of the Pfizer, Moderna, and/or Janssen vaccines as well as their first booster may now receive the second booster of an mRNA vaccine. The time frame required between the first and second booster is 4 months.

Vaccine Opportunities

Washoe County Health District (WCHD) mobilized staff and resources to begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine 5 days a week (excluding holidays) at the WCHD Immunization Clinic. This allows for the establishment of a permanent resource in our community within a zip code (89512) with low vaccination rates. Vaccination slots are limited.

COVID-19 Immunization Clinic – Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, Reno, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). Call 775-328-2427 for appointments.

Upcoming Vaccine Events

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Rancho San Rafael, 1595 N Sierra St, Reno
3:30-6 p.m.

Thursday May 19, 2022
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno
3:30-6 p.m.

Saturday May 21, 2022
WCSO Resource Fair, Reno Town Mall 4001 S Virginia St, Reno
9 a.m.-noon

Wednesday May 25, 2022
Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
3:30-6 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccine Strike Team

Additionally, to continue meeting the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities, we are continuing to provide Community COVID-19 Vaccine events. A tentative list of events can be found above or online here.

Vaccine Administration Jan-April 2022

  • 243 Janssen doses administered (3% of total vaccines administered)
  • 1,736 Moderna doses (24%)
  • 1,771 Pfizer for ages 5-11 doses (25%)
  • 3,483 Pfizer for ages 12+ doses (48%)

For more information, go to www.COVID19Washoe.com.

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.