Churchill County offers vaccinations only 1 day this week

County residents receive their first vaccinations at the fairgrounds earlier this month.

County residents receive their first vaccinations at the fairgrounds earlier this month. Steve Ranson/LVN

Only one day is offered for free coronavirus vaccinations this week at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.
According to the county, the vaccinations are scheduled Thursday afternoon at two different times. From 1-2 p.m., residents will receive their second vaccinations, and following from 2-3 p.m., first vaccinations will be given.
The county said in a media release it will always maintain a supply to ensure everyone will receive a second dose. Also, those receiving the second vaccination should refer to their vaccination card to see when their second inoculation is scheduled.
COVID-19 testing, though, continues at the fairgrounds on Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. No appointment is needed.
All persons arriving at the fairgrounds for their vaccine should arrive via Miners Road from Highway 95 south. The county said the Sheckler Road entrances to the fairgrounds will be closed and anyone blocking state highways (including Sheckler) will be cited by law enforcement.
For the 2 p.m. session, those eligible include ages 65 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
According to the county, others eligible for vaccinations will be 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 limited to 1.2 of the State of Nevada plan; essential public health workforce; and mortuary services.
The county said 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 like a current driver’s license.
To expedite their vaccination process, the county encourages recipients to print and fill out the “COVID-19 Questionnaire” and “Pre-Vaccination Checklist” forms on the county’s website and bring them to the fairgrounds.
The county has also provided the following information:
Churchill Area Regional Transportation, or CART, is available to take local 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.
Banner Churchill Community Hospital
Banner currently is only offering second-dose vaccines to those 70 and older who have already received their vaccine at Banner. Call 775-867-7740 to make a second dose vaccine appointment at the hospital. Banner is no longer offering first-dose vaccinations.
Walmart in Fallon now offers the vaccine to those 70 and older via an appointment through their online portal: You will need an email and to create an account to schedule your vaccine at Walmart.
Walgreens offers the vaccine to those 70+ via appointments through their online portal: You will need an email and to create an account to schedule the vaccine at Walgreens.
Churchill County will work as efficiently as possible to administer these vaccines over the coming weeks. The county said additional vaccine dates and information will be provided on its website when available.


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