Carson City HHS gets vaccine shipment, reschedules events

Carson City Health and Human Services has received its shipment of COVID-19 vaccine and the dates for the previously rescheduled COVID-19 vaccination events have been set, according to a news release.
Appointments were not canceled. Those who had an appointment for a rescheduled event will not need to make another appointment.
The dates for the rescheduled events are:
• The 2nd dose event at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington
Originally scheduled Feb. 17 (was previously rescheduled for Feb. 19)
Rescheduled for: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Yerington
• The 1st dose event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville
Originally scheduled Feb. 18
Rescheduled date: Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds
• The 2nd dose event at Carson Valley Inn
Originally scheduled for Feb. 20-21 at the Douglas County Senior Center
Rescheduled for: Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Douglas County Senior Center or Douglas County Fairgrounds (recipients will be notified of the location once their appointment is rescheduled).
Those who were scheduled to receive their vaccines at these events will not need to make another appointment. Patients will receive an email confirmation of their vaccine appointment with the new date. If the patient does not have an email, they will receive a phone call from CCHHS notifying them of the rescheduled date.
The second dose events that are rescheduled were for Moderna second doses. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a series vaccine consisting of two doses administered 28 days apart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to six weeks (42 days) after the first dose without changing the efficacy of the vaccine.
All other events that were previously scheduled for this week will be held as planned without any adjustments.
Events are by appointment only. Those without an appointment and those who are not eligible will be turned away. Questions? Call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 775-434-1988.
For information the COVID-19 vaccine and to see who is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Quad-County Region, visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccine/.

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