Residents receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations must use Miners Road off U.S. Highway 95 south for access to the county fairgrounds.
Steve Ranson / LVN
Churchill County will administer COVID-19 vaccines to a number of groups on Wednesday and Thursday at the county fairgrounds.
Those receiving vaccinations must enter the fairgrounds via U.S. Highway 95 and then west on Miners Road.
The Nevada Highway Patrol previously notified the county that motorists will be cited if they line up on Sheckler Road, which is a state highway.
The county said residents who are receiving their first doses on either day will be allowed into the fairgrounds at 2 p.m. No appointments are needed. The following segments of the population will be served: ages 65 and over; ages 70 and over; Department of Corrections employees, law enforcement/public safety employees, local emergency operators, education and childcare employees and Nevada System of Higher Education frontline educators, staff and students; community support frontline staff including those working to serve vulnerable populations with food service, shelter services, court/legal and social services; essential public transportation workers, state and local government officials and staff; and essential public health workforce and mortuary services
Employees of any of the groups listed must be employed in Churchill County and bring proof of employment such as a recent paystub or employer-issued identification to receive the vaccine. Residents should bring proof of age and residency (such as a current driver’s license).
To expedite the vaccination process, Churchill County Social Services said residents should print and fill out the “COVID-19 Questionnaire” and “Pre-Vaccination Checklist” forms found on the county’s website and bring them to the fairgrounds.
The second dose will also be administered at the fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Social Services said will it always maintain the supply to ensure everyone will receive the second dose. Residents should refer to their vaccination card to see when they are eligible for the second vaccine dose.
Banner Churchill Community Hospital is only offering vaccines for those 70 and older for appointments already confirmed and second doses for those that have already received their vaccine at this location. Call 775-867-7740 to make a second dose vaccine appointment with Banner.
Banner stopped serving new vaccine patients as of Tuesday.
Walgreens offers the vaccine to those 70 and older via appointments through their online portal: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19. A person will need an email and to create an account to schedule the vaccine at Walgreens.
The Churchill Area Regional Transportation (CART) is available to take eligible vaccine populations who don’t have a ride to the fairgrounds to receive their COVID vaccine. Masks are required when riding the CART bus. CART can provide free rides for up to 12 people each vaccination date.
To arrange for a ride to the fairgrounds, call CART at 775-428-2988 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This service will continue each week during vaccination dates at the fairgrounds until further notice.
Medicaid recipients needing a ride to the fairgrounds for the vaccine should contact Medicaid for an expedited request. Medicaid is waiving the five-day ride request requirement for those seeking the vaccine.
As vaccines continue to roll out, Churchill County will work as efficiently as possible to administer these vaccines over the coming weeks. Additional vaccine dates and information will be provided on county’s website when available in addition to the Lahontan Valley News website and Facebook page.