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As of March 22, Nevadans 16 and older with underlying health conditions are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by area pharmacies.
Vaccines will be available at CVS Pharmacy, Smith’s, Walgreens and Walmart in Washoe County by appointment.
For teens ages 16 and 17 who are eligible for the vaccine, parental consent is required. Individuals in this group are only able to receive the vaccine produced by Pfizer due to this age group being tested during clinical trials.
The COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available to those who are not essential workers or those without underlying conditions. However, all individuals over age 16 will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting April 5.
The Washoe County Health District will continue vaccinating residents in the Frontline and Essential Workforce group and those 65 years and older at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Center. Those planning on receiving a vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Center need to schedule an appointment to secure their spot.
To register for an appointment, visit this link.
For more information on underlying health conditions and vaccine eligibility in Washoe County, call Nevada’s COVID-19 call center at 1-800-401-0946, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Sarah Strang is an intern reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. She’s studying journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @scsstrang. Support local journalism by subscribing.