COVID-19 Vaccines

Life Center entrance image by Skip Reeves

Vaccine Site:

As of January 2023, vaccines will only be offered at the William N. Pennington Life Center (above) at 952 S. Maine Street in Fallon. No services offered this month on Miner's Road.

Getting Your Vaccine

Churchill County's January 2023 vaccine schedule

Mineral County's January 2023 vaccine schedule

As of September 2022:

  • Seasonal flu shots are available at all vaccine clinics
  • Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent/Omicron booster doses available at all vaccine clinic locations. Eligibility: ages 6 months and up and two months since completing the primary series or from receiving a prior booster dose.

Current Eligible Populations:

  • Anyone aged 6 months and older is eligible to receive a vaccine. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Required Paperwork 

Please print and fill out these two forms and bring them with you to your vaccine location. 

If you don't have access to a printer or computer, these forms will be handed to you as you check-in at the vaccine site.

Additional Informational Documents:

Bivalent available for 6 mo and up_English
Bivalent_6 mo and up_Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions - Vaccines

Who should receive the vaccine?

Everyone who qualifies for the vaccine should get it to help reduce the risk of infection and death in the population. Herd immunity can be obtained if 80-90% of the population is vaccinated.

Should I receive the vaccine if I already had COVID? Or if I received the antibody test and tested positive? 

Yes, you should receive the vaccine even if you already had COVID or have had a positive antibody test. It is currently unknown how long the antibodies from an infection stay in the body. It has been reported that some people have been re-infected. 

What ages should receive the vaccine? 

Anyone aged six months and older is eligible for the vaccine.

How long does it take for the vaccine to go into effect? 

Your full immune response is expected to peak around 7 days after the second of the vaccine shots from both Pfizer=BioNtech and Moderna. 

If I am allergic to the flu shot, should I receive the vaccine? 

If you are allergic to the flu vaccination you should still receive the COVID vaccine. The COVID vaccine is not made in chicken eggs and allergies have been limited with it. 

What allergies exclude me from receiving? 

Currently the vaccine is recommended unless you a history of anaphylaxis or are allergic to the COVID vaccine ingredients. 

I am receiving chemotherapy, should I receive the vaccine? 

Yes, the vaccine is recommended for people on chemotherapy. Consult with your healthcare provider to discover your options.

There have been reports the vaccine can cause reproductive issues in the future, who does this affect? 

There have been no studies to show the vaccines causes reproductive issues in the future. Studies so far that have been done on mice do not show any reproductive issues.  

Should I get vaccinated if I am pregnant, breastfeeding or lactating?

It is currently recommended pregnant or breastfeeding women get the vaccine, particularly if they fall into a high-risk group. A pregnant woman should have the discussion with her healthcare provider that can help her make an informed decision.