The national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is in the early stages, and supplies of the vaccine are very limited. As production and availability of the vaccine increases, we anticipate being able to offer the vaccines more broadly under appropriate public health guidelines. 

Please do not call your physician’s office, as they cannot schedule a vaccine for you. The best place to find information about the availability and distribution of the vaccine in our community is from county public health offices.

Vaccine Info

Washoe County
Washoe County vaccine web page
Phone: (775) 328-2427

February 9, 2021

Vaccine Update for 70+ Years, Waitlist Information for 65+ Years of Age

Incline Village Community Hospital (IVCH) is continuing to partner with Washoe County Health District on the COVID-19 vaccine for residents over the age of 70. 
 
Please note that if you are 65 or older, it’s important to sign up for the Washoe County Waitlist at https://www.covid19washoevaccine.com. The Washoe County Waitlist is shared with IVCH and is used to contact residents with Incline Village or Crystal Bay zip codes as vaccines become available.    
 
Washoe County Contact Information: https://covid19washoe.com
 

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not Available from Your Physician

Please do not call your physician’s 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

Vaccine Availability



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.


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: 

https://covid19washoe.com/
https://www.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/ephp/communicable-diseases-and-epidemiology/educational-materials/COVID-19-vaccine.php

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’s 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:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
CDPH: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
FDA: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/counterterrorism...

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.

Additional Resources

Read about Washoe County's COVID-19 vaccination information specific to the 75-and-older population.