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Posted on: March 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Free Drive-Through COVID Vaccines Available March 4

Vaccines at fairgrounds

Churchill County’s next dates for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday, March 4 at the county fairgrounds; please arrive via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South. Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited available this week. 

First Doses

March 4 starting at 2 p.m., limited doses available; drive-in, no appointments needed. Arrive via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 south:

Now serving:

  • Ages 18-64, with underlying conditions. If your medical condition is in the link, please bring medical paperwork (e.g., prescription bottle label, medical records, etc.) confirming that diagnosis. If your condition is not in this list, please bring a doctor's note with your condition listed.  
  • Ages 70+
  • Ages 65+ 
  • 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 limited to 1.2 of the State plan, essential public health workforce and mortuary services
  • Frontline Supply & Logistics: Agriculture and Food Processing Only as described in the State of Nevada Playbook, Lane 1.3.1

Employees of any of the groups listed must be employed in Churchill County, bring proof of employment such as a recent paystub, letter of employment signed by the business owner or employer-issued identification to receive the vaccine. Residents should bring proof of age (like a current driver’s license).

To expedite your vaccination process, please print and fill out the “COVID-19 Questionnaire” and “Pre-Vaccination Checklist” forms on the county’s website and bring them with you to the fairgrounds.

Second Doses ONLY

March 3 & 4 starting at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds; arrive via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 south: 

Please refer to your vaccination card to see when you are eligible for your second vaccine dose.

To expedite your vaccination process, please print and fill out the “COVID-19 Questionnaire” and “Pre-Vaccination Checklist” forms on the county’s website and bring them with you to the fairgrounds.

Getting to the Churchill County Fairgrounds

All persons using the fairgrounds for their vaccine should arrive via Miners Road from Highway 95 south. Anyone blocking state highways (including Hwy 95 and Sheckler) will be cited by law enforcement.

  • 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. 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.
  • Special Arrangements - If you or someone you know cannot access CART or leave their home to obtain the vaccine please call (775)423-6695, option 2 to be reviewed for alternative options. 

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Banner Hospital 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 serving new vaccine patients.

Walmart

Walmart in Fallon now offers the vaccine to those 70+ via appointment through their online portal: https://www.walmart.com. You will need an email and to create an account to schedule your vaccine at Walmart.

Walgreens

Walgreens offers the vaccine to those 70+ via appointments through their online portal: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19. You will need an email and to create an account to schedule your vaccine at Walgreens.

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.

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