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COVID-19 Vaccine Information



**The COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru event on February 10th is full.**

We are working with our regional partners to dispense the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as we can. We will be scheduling more vaccination POD (point of distribution) clinics as we receive vaccines from Washoe County Health District. Please visit www.covid19washoe.com for more information, to sign up for email updates, and for seniors 65+ to get on a waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

January 19, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Washoe County:

The Washoe County Health District received 6,025 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 1/19/2021.

From the shipment, 3,100 doses were Moderna and 2,925 were Pfizer.

Here are three important updates for the COVID-19 vaccine response in Washoe County.

COVID-19 vaccine administration update

Below is a list of some organizations in Northern Nevada that have been administering vaccines and how many they have administered as of January 18:

  • Renown Health, more than 12,000
  • Washoe County Health District, 10,648
  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (employees and Veteran patients), 2,040
  • Saint Mary’s, 2,000
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center, 1,100
  • Community Health Alliance, 420
  • City of Reno, 620
  • REMSA, 298
  • Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue, 250 (*Updated after email went out, 4:45 p.m., 1/19/21)
  • Incline Village Community Hospital, 185
  • City of Sparks, 170
  • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, 110

Opportunities grow for seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccines

The State of Nevada and local pharmacies announced a few more options for seniors 70 years and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition to Renown Health and Saint Mary’s distributing vaccine, Smith’s and Walgreens have options as well:

The Regional COVID-19 response announced last week a waiting list for seniors to join when more vaccine becomes available. 

More than 1,800 have been randomly selected from the list so far.

More will be selected soon and will be announced on www.covid19washoe.com.             

State of Nevada issues technical bulletin on California issue with Moderna vaccine

The Washoe County Health District received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Nevada that was in the same lot as a shipment in California that reportedly was causing higher than usual allergic reactions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to continue using the vaccine.

The State of Nevada issued a technical bulletin that said counties that have vaccines in that same lot should have patients wait 30 minutes after their vaccine to ensure no reactions occur.

The State noted that Nevada, Washington and other cities in California also received vaccine in that lot and no significant issues were reported.

Approximately 770 people from the Washoe County Point of Dispensing site received the vaccine yesterday and no allergic reactions were reported.

All individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are advised to provide updates on reactions and how they’re feeling to the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker.

Since the Health District began administering the vaccine on Dec. 23, no significant or severe reactions to either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine have been reported.

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is working with the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) to administer vaccines per the guidelines set forth in the NV COVID-19 PLAYBOOK VERSION 3.

Seniors 65 and older can sign up to be on the waiting list. Learn more about how that process will work here.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.

For email alerts about the COVID-19 vaccine, sign up here.

As we work through serving the identified Priority Lanes per the WCHD, we will be updating our website so please check there for updates.

Please protect yourself and others – practice good hygiene, wear your mask, practice social distancing and get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.


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