COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution at Community Health Alliance
Your COVID-19 vaccine clinic was organized so well, and everyone who assisted me were pleasant, professional and seemed to really enjoy helping the community. – Susie
Community Health Alliance’s vaccine clinics are operating by appointment only for 18+ patients and non-patients and are based on vaccine availability from the Washoe County Health District.
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*Check back regularly as appointments throughout the week become available due to appointment cancellations or no-shows.
If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to be put on the “No Waste” list at Community Health Alliance, please email us at email@example.com with your first name, last name, date of birth, age, zip code and phone number. If you do not have access to a computer, please call our Wells Ave. Health Center pharmacy at (775) 336-3035.
You may also add your name to the Washoe County Health District waiting list by filling out this form. Plans are in place to randomly select those on the waiting list to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from health partners across the county as vaccines become available.
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine
Out of an abundance of caution and the recommendations of the CDC and the FDA, Community Health Alliance has temporarily discontinued offering the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine effective April 13, 2021. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet tomorrow to provide an update on continuing to use the vaccination after six cases of developing a rare and severe blood clot have occurred.
People who have received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine who develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.
What to Expect
We ask that you wear a mask and bring the following to your appointment:
- Insurance card and Medicare red, white and blue card (if applicable)
- Clothing with easy access to your arm
- Your CDC vaccine card from your first appointment (if applicable)
- Completed Vaccine Informed Consent Form (COVID) – English | Spanish
- If you are unable to print the form and complete it prior to your appointment, you will have the opportunity to fill it out on-site
After registering for an appointment online with Community Health Alliance, you will receive a confirmation text message or email to remind you of your appointment. You will also receive status updates on where you are at in the queue the day of your appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, we ask you to cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can fill your spot accordingly.
When you receive your vaccine, our team of volunteers and medical providers will ask you to wait in your car for a minimum of 10 minutes to observe for any immediate reactions to the vaccine.
Moderna second doses will only be given to those patients who received their first dose with Community Health Alliance. If you are trying to schedule a second dose, please do so with the organization you received your first dose from.
After you receive your first dose with Community Health Alliance, we will reschedule your second dose four weeks from your first dose. It is highly recommended that you make this appointment and time a priority as you will not be guaranteed a second dose on another date.
You are not advised to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you meet one of the following criteria:
- You are ill at the time of your vaccination
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- You have received any other vaccinations in the last 14 days
- You have had anaphylaxis to the COVID-19 vaccine
V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
After your first vaccine, we recommend that you get started with CDC’s V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker, a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins.
COVID-19 Vaccine Types
Learn more about the two vaccine types available at Community Health Alliance:
Please visit the Regional Information Center’s website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 vaccine information – including who the vaccine is currently available for in Washoe County and vaccine safety questions.