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Updated COVID-19 booster available for those 5-12 years old in Washoe County

Updated COVID-19 booster available for those 5-12 years old in Washoe County

Reno, Sparks, Nev., Oct. 19, 2022. Children aged 5 years and older are eligible for the updated COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster that fights against common COVID-19 omicron variants, and opportunities are available community-wide to receive it.

The updated booster, known as a bivalent vaccine, was authorized for children aged 5-11 last week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 as well as the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants. Those variants are still causing most cases of COVID-19 and are predicted to continue to circulate this fall and winter. The Pfizer version of the booster is for those 5 years and older while the Moderna version is for those 6 years and older.

The Health District is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, from 4-6 p.m., at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4590 S. Virginia St., Reno) that will have the Moderna updated bivalent booster for all residents 6 years and older. Schedule an appointment here – very few walk-ins will be permitted.

Most pharmacies in Washoe County also have COVID-19 booster options for children 5 and older and appointments can be made by going to www.vaccines.gov.

The Health District also has appointments available to receive the updated booster at its clinic at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, in Reno. Call 775-328-2427 to make an appointment. The Health District’s community vaccine events and clinic operations offer both boosters and primary series doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who have already received a COVID-19 booster, as well as those who have completed their primary series doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, are eligible as long certain age requirements are met and it has been at least two months since the last dose.

See this form to determine if you’re eligible to get a booster and when.

Eligibility of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent booster

  • For the Pfizer bivalent booster, those 5 and older are eligible if it has been two months since you received the primary vaccine series, or two months since receiving the original COVID-19 booster, known as a “monovalent” vaccine.
    • Note: The first authorized COVID-19 vaccine, which launched in December 2020 and has been administered to millions of people, and booster is known as a monovalent vaccine because its protection was based on only the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is designed to provide better protection against both the original strain and the BA. 4 and BA. 5 omicron variants.
  • For the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster, those 6 years of age and older are eligible if it has been two months since you received the primary vaccine series or two months since receiving the original COVID-19 booster, known as a “monovalent” vaccine.
  • Fill out this interactive form to determine booster eligibility here

The Pfizer vaccine was previously authorized for use in people 12 years and older, and the Moderna vaccine was previously authorized for adults.

Locations to get an updated COVID-19 booster

The Washoe County Health District will offer the Pfizer vaccine on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at its main clinic as well as Moderna on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are also vaccine opportunities at its community vaccine events:

Other opportunities:

  • Community Health Alliance has appointments available for the bivalent COVID-19 booster, as well as the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. Go here for appointments.
  • vaccines.gov has appointments at pharmacies and other providers in Washoe County and beyond.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is available weekly. Schedule an appointment here.

The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.

Refuerzo actualizado contra COVID-19 disponible a niños de 5-12 años en el Condado de Washoe

Reno, Sparks, Nev., Oct. 19, 2022. Niños de 5 años o mayores son elegibles para el refuerzo actualizado de la vacuna bivalente contra COVID-19 que combate las variantes de ómicron del COVID-19 más comunes, y hay oportunidades disponibles para vacunarse en toda la comunidad.

El refuerzo actualizado, conocido como una vacuna bivalente, fue autorizado para niños de 5-11 años, la semana pasada por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) y los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para proteger contra la cepa original del SARS-CoV-2 al igual que las variantes de ómicron BA.4 y BA.5.  Esas variantes siguen causando la mayoría de los casos de COVID-19 y se prevé que continúen circulando este otoño e invierno.  La versión de Pfizer del refuerzo es para aquellos de 5 años o mayores mientras que la versión de Moderna es para aquellos de 6 años o mayores.

El Distrito de Salud está organizando una clínica de vacunación contra COVID-19 el jueves, 10 de oct. del 2022, de 4 a 6 p.m., en el Centro de Convenciones de Reno-Sparks (4590 S. Virginia St., Reno) que tendrá el refuerzo bivalente actualizado de Moderna para todos sus residentes de 6 años o mayores.  Programe una cita aquí – muy pocas visitas sin cita serán permitidas.

La mayoría de las farmacias en el Condado de Washoe también tienen opciones para niños de 5 años o mayores y se pueden programar cita yendo a www.vaccines.gov.

El Distrito de Salud también tiene citas disponibles para vacunarse con el refuerzo actualizado en su clínica en 1001 E. 9th St., Edificio B, in Reno. Llame al 775-328-2427 para programar una cita. Los eventos comunitarios de vacunación del Distrito de Salud y las operaciones clínicas ofrecen tanto los refuerzos como dosis de series primarias de la vacuna contra COVID-19.

Aquellos que ya recibieron su refuerzo contra COVID-19, así como aquellos que han completado su dosis de series primarias de la vacuna contra COVID-19, son elegibles siempre y cuando se cumplan ciertos requisitos de edad y hayan pasado dos meses desde la última dosis.

Vea esta forma para determinar si es elegible para el fuerzo y cuándo.

Elegibilidad para el refuerzo bivalente contra COVID-19 de Pfizer y Moderna

  • Para el refuerzo bivalente de Pfizer, aquellos de 5 años o mayores son elegibles si han pasado dos meses desde que recibió la serie de vacunas primarias, o dos meses desde que recibió el refuerzo original contra COVID-19, conocido como la vacuna “monovalente.”
    • Nota: La primer vacuna contra COVID-19 autorizado, que se lanzó en diciembre del 2020 y ha sido administrada a millones de personas, y su refuerzo es conocido como vacuna monovalente porque su protección se basó solo en la cepa original de SARS-CoV-2. La vacuna contra COVID-19 bivalente está diseñada para proveer mejor protección contra la cepa original y las variantes de ómicron BA.4 y BA.5.
  • Para el refuerzo bivalente contra COVID-19 de Moderna, aquellos de 6 años o mayores son elegibles si han pasado dos menses desde que recibió la serie de vacunas primarias o dos meses desde su refuerzo original contra COVID-19, conocido como la vacuna “monovalente.”
  • Llene este formulario interactivo para determinar su elegibilidad para el refuerzo aquí

La vacuna Pfizer fue autorizada previamente para su uso en personas de 12 años o mayores, y la vacuna Moderna se autorizó previamente para adultos.

Ubicaciones para obtener el refuerzo actualizado contra COVID-19

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe ofrecerá la vacuna Pfizer los lunes, miércoles, y viernes en su clínica principal, así como Moderna los martes y jueves.  También hay oportunidades para vacunarse en sus eventos de vacunación comunitarios:

Otras oportunidades:

  • La Alianza de Salud Comunitaria tiene citas disponibles para el refuerzo bivalente contra COVID-19, al igual que la vacuna contra COVID-19 monovalente. Vaya aquí para programar su cita.
  • vaccines.gov tiene citas en farmacias y otros proveedores en el Condado de Washoe y sus alrededores.

Pruebas de COVID-19

Las pruebas de COVID-19 están disponibles en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks semanalmente. Programe su cita aquí.

El Distrito del Condado de Washoe es nacionalmente acreditado por la Junta de Acreditación de Salud Pública y tiene jurisdicción sobre sobre todos los asuntos de salud pública en Reno, Sparks, y Washoe County mediante su Junta Directiva del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe. El Distrito consiste en cinco divisiones: Servicios de Salud Administrativos, Administración de Calidad del Aire, Servicios de Salud Comunitaria y Clínica, Servicios de Salud Ambiental y Epidemiología y Preparación para Salud Pública. Más información aquí.

Updated COVID-19 booster available for those 5-12 years old in Washoe County

Vacuna de Refuerzo Actualizada de COVID -19 disponible en el Condado de Washoe

Reno, Sparks, Nev., 8 de sept. del 2022. La vacuna de refuerzo actualizada contra el COVID-19 que combate las variantes comunes de la ómicron está disponible esta semana en el Condado de Washoe en farmacias selectas, el Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe y otros proveedores comunitarios.

El refuerzo actualizado, conocido como la vacuna bivalente, se autorizó por la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) y los  Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) la semana pasada para proteger contra la cepa original de SARS-CoV-2 al igual que las variantes de la ómicron BA.4 y BA.5.  Esas variantes están causando la mayoría de los casos de COVID-19 actualmente y se anticipa que continuaran circulando este otoño e invierno.

Aquellos que hayan recibido el refuerzo de COVID-19, al igual que aquellos que han completado la dosis de series primarias de la vacuna contra el COVID-19, son elegibles siempre y cuando cumplan con los requisitos de cierta edad  y hayan pasado al menos dos meses desde la última dosis. Consulte esta forma para determinar si es elegible para recibir un refuerzo y cuándo.

El Distrito de Salud está organizando una clínica de vacunación contra el COVID-19 el jueves, 8 de sept. del 2022, en el Centro de Convenciones de Reno-Sparks, 4590 S Virginia St., Reno (no el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks), que ofrecerá el refuerzo bivalente actualizado para las personas que viven en el Condado de Washoe. Las citas para este evento están agotadas, pero puede ver otros eventos comunitarios aquí. Cuando haga una cita, tenga en cuenta que la opción para el refuerzo actualizado podría no aparecer en el sitio web, pero si se ofrecerá en el evento.

El Distrito de Salud también tiene citas disponibles a partir del jueves para recibir su refuerzo actualizado en su clínica en el 1001 E. 9th St., Edificio B, en Reno. Llame al 775-328-2427 para programar su cita. Los eventos de vacunación comunitarios del Distrito de Salud y sus operaciones clínicas ofrecen tanto refuerzos como dosis de series primarias de la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

Elegibilidad del refuerzo bivalente contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer y Moderna

  • Para el refuerzo bivalente de Pfizer, las personas de 12 años o mayores son elegibles si han pasado dos meses desde sus dosis de series primarias, o dos meses desde que recibieron el refuerzo original contra el COVID-19, conocido como “univalente.”
    • Nota: La primera vacuna contra el COVID-19 autorizada, que se lanzó en diciembre del 2020 y se ha administrado a millones de personas, y su refuerzo se conocen como una vacuna univalente porque solo protegía contra la cepa original de SARS-CoV-2. La vacuna bivalente contra COVID-19 protege tanto contra las cepas originales como contra las variantes de la ómicron, BA.4 y BA.5.
    • Aquellos de 5-11 años pueden recibir el refuerzo univalente contra COVID-19, Pfizer.
  • Para el refuerzo bivalente contra el COVID-19 de Moderna, aquellos de 18 años o mayores son elegibles si han pasado dos meses desde su dosis de series primarias o dos meses desde que recibió su refuerzo univalente contra el COVID-19.
  • Para aquellos de 12-17 años que recibieron la vacuna univalente contra COVID-19 de Moderna como su dosis de series primarias, usted puede recibir el refuerzo bivalente de Pfizer.
  • Llene este formulario interactivo para determinar su elegibilidad para un refuerzo, aquí

Lugares en donde puede obtener su refuerzo actualizado contra el COVID-19

El Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe ofrecerá la vacuna Pfizer los lunes, miércoles, y viernes en su clínica principal al igual que la Moderna los martes y los jueves.  También hay oportunidades en sus  eventos de vacunación comunitarios:

Otras oportunidades:

  • La Alianza de Salud Comunitaria tiene citas disponibles para el refuerzo contra el COVID-19 bivalente al igual que la vacuna contra el COVID-19 univalente. Vaya aquí para las citas.
  • www.vaccines.gov/ tiene citas en farmacias y otros proveedores en el Condado de Washoe y fuera de él.

Pruebas de COVID-19

Hay pruebas de COVID-19 disponibles en el Centro de Eventos Livestock de Reno-Sparks semanalmente. Programe su cita aquí.

Distrito del Condado de Washoe es nacionalmente acreditado por la Junta de Acreditación de Salud Pública y tiene jurisdicción sobre sobre todos los asuntos de salud pública en Reno, Sparks, y Washoe County mediante su Junta Directiva del Distrito de Salud del Condado de Washoe.  El Distrito consiste en cinco divisiones:  Servicios de Salud Administrativos, Administración de Calidad del Aire, Servicios de Salud Comunitaria y Clínica, Servicios de Salud Ambiental y Epidemiologia y Preparación para Salud Publica.  Más información aquí.

Updated COVID-19 booster available for those 5-12 years old in Washoe County

Updated COVID-19 booster available in Washoe County

UPDATED: Dec. 9, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention expanded eligibility for the bivalent COVID-19 booster for ages 6 months and older (third dose only). Learn more here.

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Reno, Sparks, Nev., Sept. 7, 2022. The updated COVID-19 vaccine booster that fights against common COVID-19 omicron variants is available this week in Washoe County at select pharmacies, the Washoe County Health District and other community providers.

The updated booster, known as a bivalent vaccine, was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week to help protect against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 as well as the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variants. Those variants are currently causing most cases of COVID-19 and are predicted to continue to circulate this fall and winter.

Those who have already received a COVID-19 booster, as well as those who have completed their primary series doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, are eligible as long certain age requirements are met and it has been at least two months since the last dose.

See this form to determine if you’re eligible to get a booster and when.

The Health District is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St., Reno (not the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center), that will have the updated bivalent booster for residents. Schedule an appointment here, but note that the option for the updated booster might not be apparent on the website but it will be offered at the event.

The Health District also has appointments available starting Thursday to receive the updated booster at its clinic at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B, in Reno. Call 775-328-2427 to make an appointment. The Health District’s community vaccine events and clinic operations offer both boosters and primary series doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 bivalent booster

  • For the Pfizer bivalent booster, those 12 and older are eligible if it has been two months since you received the primary vaccine series, or two months since receiving the original COVID-19 booster, known as the “monovalent.”
    • Note: The first authorized COVID-19 vaccine, which launched in December 2020 and has been administered to millions of people, and booster is known as a monovalent vaccine because it protected against only the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine protects against both the original strain and the BA. 4 and BA. 5 omicron variants.
    • Those aged 5-11 years can still receive the Pfizer monovalent COVID-19 booster.
  • For the Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster, those 18 years of age and older are eligible if it has been two months since you received the primary vaccine series or two months since receiving a monovalent COVID-19 booster.
  • For those aged 12-17 years who received a Moderna monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for their primary series, you can receive a Pfizer bivalent booster.
  • Fill out this interactive form to determine booster eligibility here

Locations to get an updated COVID-19 booster

The Washoe County Health District will offer the Pfizer vaccine on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at its main clinic as well as Moderna on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are also vaccine opportunities at its community vaccine events:

Other opportunities:

  • Community Health Alliance has appointments available for the bivalent COVID-19 booster, as well as the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. Go here for appointments.
  • vaccines.gov/ has appointments at pharmacies and other providers in Washoe County and beyond.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is available weekly. Schedule an appointment here.

Updated COVID-19 booster available for those 5-12 years old in Washoe County

CDC COVID-19 Community Level reaches ‘High’ in Washoe County

Reno, Sparks, Nev. June 30, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed Washoe County as having a “High” community level for COVID-19 and recommends that people wear masks when in public indoor places and stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.

People who have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should get tested. Aside from seeking medical care, people who are sick should stay home and isolated from others in their household.

For further recommendations from the CDC, go here. The increase in community level from “Medium” to “High” is a result of 12.4 hospitalizations per 100,000 people in the past seven days, which exceeds 10 hospitalizations per 100,000 according to the CDC.

According to the Washoe County COVID-19 dashboard, the 7-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases is at 202.29 per day. The Nevada Hospital Association reported today that 48 people hospitalized in Washoe County are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19.

Those who are at higher risk for severe illness may need to take additional precautions. This can include having a plan for rapid testing if needed and talking to your health care provider about options for treatments with oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies. If you have tested positive in recent days, please call the Nevada Treatment and Therapeutic Services 1-800-401-0946 or visit the website here https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-treatment/ to see if you are eligible for any treatment options.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures COVID-19 community levels using a combination of three metrics. These include new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and the total new COVID-19 patients per 100,000 population in the past 7 days.

The Washoe County Health District has COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments for anyone 6 months or older in its clinic Monday – Friday at 1001 E. 9th St. in Reno, and nurses that can come to your residence if you are homebound. Call 775-328-2427 for appointments.

You can also find vaccines at local pharmacies by going to www.vaccines.gov or find community vaccine events 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.