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Washoe County Health District now providing all three COVID-19 booster shots

The Washoe County Health District COVID pod is now providing all three vaccination boosters
The Washoe County Health District COVID pod is now providing all three vaccination boosters(Abel Garcia)
Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 12:41 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Health District is now offering all three COVID-19 booster shots, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots, but that is also causing some confusion at the County’s vaccine distribution pod.

The WCHD scheduling website has not been updated for the Moderna and J&J boosters. Some people who want the Moderna booster are, instead, scheduling an appointment for a third full dose of the vaccine. The booster shots are a different dose from the primary shots, so the improperly scheduled appointments are causing confusion and delays.

The Health District advises that if you want the Moderna or J&J booster, you should schedule that shot through a pharmacy or other provider until the WCHD website is updated.

The County Health Officer Kevin Dick says it is important for people to get the shots. The 7-day average of cases had been falling, but has started to go up again. According to Dick, “We’ve had about a 10% increase in our seven-day average of new cases, and we’re now at 125.1 new cases per day.”

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