August 23, 2021
Third Dose COVID Vaccine Information for Immunocompromised People
Dear Valued Patient,
Washoe County will be giving third dose COVID vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised people for community members in Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
The third dose of a mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), may be given at least 28 days after the completion of the initial mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series to people who have:
- Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
- Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
- Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ‚Č•20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
As much as possible, the third dose offered and administered will be the same type of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine that the person received for their initial series.
Remember to bring your vaccine card, or proof of your initial vaccines with you!
People who received the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) for their initial dose are not eligible for a third shot at this time, per the FDA and CDC.
For more information regarding third doses please visit the CDC's website.
Locations where Nevadans can receive their third dose include:
- Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) ‚Äďdrive-through vaccine location at 1350 N Wells Ave in Reno (enter at Wells Avenue and Sadleir Way intersection).
No appointment is needed at this time.
Hours of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 27, 2021
Incline Village Community Hospital is hosting its final 1st dose Covid-19 vaccination clinic the week of April 26th. We will finish our already scheduled 2nd dose vaccination clinics through the month of May. This will conclude our vaccination effort.
We are grateful to have been given the opportunity to vaccinate our community. We are proud to report that by the end of our vaccine drive, we expect to have administered 2,890 vaccines. Thank you to all those that participated in our effort, and for continuing to trust us with your healthcare needs.
For those still seeking opportunities to receive the vaccine in Washoe County, please visit the following websites:
- Washoe County Health Department:¬†https://www.covid19washoevaccine.com/
- Immunize Nevada:¬†https://www.immunizenevada.org/covid-19-vaccine-locator
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the vaccine, please reach out to us via email at¬†IVCHVaccineClinic@tfhd.com.
January 21, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not Available from Your Physician
Please do not call your physician‚Äôs office, as they cannot schedule a COVID¬†vaccine¬†for you.¬†Washoe County is collaborating with Incline Village Community Hospital to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the IVCH Vaccination Clinic. Physician offices will not be administering COVID vaccines.¬†
Appointments for the vaccine will be released as they become available.¬†The most up-to-date information regarding who is eligible to be vaccinated can be found on the Washoe County health department website. Continue to monitor this webpage (www.tfhd.com/covid) and emails from MyChart for updates and information on how to schedule a vaccination¬†appointment.
January 14, 2021
‚Ä®‚Ä®Incline Village Community Hospital (IVCH) is partnering with Washoe County Health District on the COVID-19 vaccine for residents over the age of 70. IVCH receives limited supplies of vaccines for our community, and we are notified weekly if we will receive a shipment.
Based on our vaccine supply, we are unable to take additional appointments at this time. Currently, we are experiencing unprecedented demand for the vaccine.¬†
Please check back on this website (www.inclinehospital.com)¬†for additional information and updates on availability.¬†Also note that IVCH is only allowed to vaccinate patients according to directives of Washoe County tier system.‚Ä®
The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community¬†is from the Washoe County public health office:¬†
Please monitor emails from our electronic health record¬†MyChart,¬†as well as our website and our¬†Facebook page¬†for updates and information on how to schedule for the vaccine as it becomes available.
Initial Roll-out of¬†COVID-19 Vaccine
The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. Healthcare workers and Skilled Nursing Facilities are the first group to receive the vaccine, and others, including community members, will be in the months ahead with no date known at this time. As production and availability of the vaccine increases, we anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines. As hospitals help to vaccinate a greater percentage of the population over the next several months, it is vital that all residents remain vigilant about adhering to stay-at-home orders, as well as masking and social distancing.
Over the coming weeks, hospitals will begin the complex work of receiving, storing, and administering the state‚Äôs first COVID-19 vaccinations. The number of doses received is set by the federal government. Questions about allotments to Washoe County and how supplies are allocated should be directed to the Washoe County public health office.
The first doses will be given to those at risk of exposure through their work in any role in health care or long-term care settings, including in non-clinical roles; residents of skilled-nursing facilities and similar long-term care settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals; paramedics and others providing emergency medical services.
The importance of vaccinations in stopping the spread of COVID-19 cannot be underestimated. Vaccination is a powerful tool for halting this deadly disease. It provides health care workers with an important level of protection, in addition to personal protective equipment and other steps hospitals take to protect caregivers.
For additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations:
Vaccination and Pregnancy
While getting the COVID vaccine as soon as possible is the safest choice for most people, trials testing the vaccine in pregnant and breastfeeding women have not been completed. We have prepared¬†an informational brochure¬†to¬†help you make an informed choice about whether to get the COVID vaccine while you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you have additional questions, please schedule an¬†appointment to discuss your concerns with a healthcare provider by calling (530) 582-6205.¬†Download informational brochure.