During the first clinic, more than 500 first-round doses of the vaccine were given to people qualifying for Tier 2 vaccination at the Reynolds Center. Those who received the vaccine were given a card for their next appointment for their second dose. Individuals vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine will receive their next dose in 3 weeks, while Moderna recipients will get the second dose four weeks after their first one.
Additional clinics are tentatively scheduled in the next month. Qualified individuals from Carson City, Douglas, Storey and Lyon counties can make an appointment at https://bit.ly/2XF64Cp. To find out who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine, go to Carson City Health & Human Services website at https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccine/.
Qualified people can receive the vaccine only after making an appointment.
“Please keep in mind that this will be a long and detailed process,” said WNC President Dr. Vincent Solis. “We ask everyone to please remain patient with the process. The city, the counties, the System and the State are doing all they can to mobilize the response.”
Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell said the objective is to get 80 percent of the community vaccinated by June. Due to the need to have vaccine data inputted faster, Bagwell is seeking volunteers. If you are interested in helping, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.