COVID Vaccines

This photo provided by Pfizer in September 2023 shows single-dose vials of the company's updated COVID vaccine for adults. U.S. regulators have approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, shots aimed at revving up protection this fall and winter. The Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 is part of a shift to treat fall COVID-19 vaccine updates much like getting a yearly flu shot.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH), formerly the Washoe County Health District, will begin administering the updated COVID-19 vaccine primarily to serve people who don’t have health insurance or who are under-insured starting Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at its main clinic at 1001 E. 9th St., Building B in Reno.

The updated vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older.

Appointments can be made by calling 775-328-2402. NNPH will provide the vaccine to people who are uninsured or underinsured with a low administrative fee; however, no patient will be turned away for financial reasons.

People who have health insurance are urged to contact their health provider or go to vaccines.gov to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a local pharmacy – see a list of providers near you at vaccines.gov. Most health plans will cover the cost of the COVID-19 and flu vaccines; however, if your health plan doesn’t, or if you’re having any issue getting a COVID-19 vaccine for yourself, a child or other family member, call NNPH at 775-328-2402.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is urging those 6 months and older to get the updated one-dose vaccine. They are also recommended to get the flu vaccine, and the new RSV vaccine is available to those 60 and older.

(NNPH)