For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
Reno, Nev. Oct. 5, 2020 –The Washoe County Health District announced three more drive-through flu vaccination clinics this month at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
The dates and times for the drive-through flu shots are:
- Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon
- Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon
No appointments are required. The Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Ave in Reno. Use the entrance at the intersection of Wells Ave and Sadleir Way (see map here).
Flu shots are recommended for anyone 6 months and older. Those under 18 who want a flu shot must have a guardian present.
Flu shots are free with most insurance plans (remember to bring your insurance card). Those without insurance will be vaccinated at no cost. The high-dose senior flu shot will not be available at the above clinics.
Speed up the flu-shot process, fill out forms in advance
To save time and fill out forms in advance, download, print and fill out the HIPAA Acknowledgement Form and Offsite Screening Questionnaire and bring to the event. Each person who receives a flu shot must have those forms filled out.
- HIPAA Acknowledgement Form - In English and Spanish
- Offsite Screening Questionnaire (English version - page 1; Spanish version - page 2)
- Notices of Health Information Practices (No signature required)
- Vaccine Information Sheet (No signature required)
Hometown Health will also have drive-through flu shot clinics (which includes high-dose senior flu shot) at the Livestock Event Center this month, as well as other locations. See the schedule here.
More than 1,000 people took advantage of the drive-through flu shot clinics in September. The drive-through method is safe for staff and patients. The same drive-through process will likely be used for COVID-19 vaccinations when they’re available.
The single best way to avoid getting the flu is to get vaccinated each year, but there are other preventive measures everyone should practice to ward-off the flu and other illnesses:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Wear a facial covering
If you are not able to attend our drive-thru events, you can schedule an appointment to get a flu shot at the Health District Immunization clinic at 1001 E. 9th Street, Building B by calling 775-328-2402.
The Health District is one of many options to get a flu shot. Most pharmacies and grocery stores offer vaccinations and will accept insurance cards. There are several other options within our community to get your flu shot. Check out Immunize Nevada calendar to see a flu vaccine clinic near you.
More information about the Washoe County Immunization Program can be found here.
The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.