Renown taking appointments for limited senior vaccinations

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Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 7:06 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Starting Thursday, January 14, 2021, Renown Health will be partnering with the Washoe County Health District to help speed up the process of vaccinating senior citizens in the region. Medical staff will be using the initially available, limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to focus on inoculating Washoe County residents age 70 and older.

Those who are 70 years or older interested in joining the waiting list for an appointment at Renown’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic, will need to download Renown MyChart, if they currently do not have an account. The Renown drive-thru site is in the back parking lot at Hometown Health, at 10315 Professional Circle in Reno. Residents do not need to have a Renown Health provider to enroll. Once registered, people will be notified through their MyChart account when appointments are available. The vaccine clinic is operating by appointment only. Once an appointment is confirmed, instructions are given on how to obtain the vaccine.

You are advised not to receive the vaccine if:

· You are ill at the time of vaccination (fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea or acute illness).

· You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days.

· You have received any other vaccination in the last 14 days.

· You have a history of significant allergic reaction to this vaccine or any of its ingredients.

Due to high demand, Renown is coordinating with local and state agencies to ensure every person has an opportunity to receive the vaccine over time. Downloading MyChart is not a guarantee of an appointment.

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