Vaccination clinic back in Gardnerville on Thursday

Vehicles line up at a vaccination event on Saturday.

Vehicles line up at a vaccination event on Saturday.

Nearly 400 people were vaccinated in Gardnerville on Dec. 1 as the demand for coronavirus booster shots has increased.

The turnout was one of the largest Carson City Health and Human Services had experienced in months, spokeswoman Jessica Rapp said.

The public health agency for Douglas County will be back with a walk-in clinic at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Those seeking booster shots or vaccinations for children 5 and over are welcome to participate, but most pharmacies are also providing shots free of charge.

According to figures released on Thursday, 2,840 Douglas residents have initiated a two-shot process, a significant portion of whom are in the pipeline to join the other 25,618, or 53.9 percent of the population who’ve been fully vaccinated.

Douglas is experiencing a running average of four new cases a day, which is its the lowest rate since the middle of July. Peaked on Sept. 9 with 22 new cases a day. As of Thursday, its test positivity rate is 9.2 percent with 52 new cases over the week and 53 recoveries. Two Douglas County deaths are attributed to the virus over the last week.

The Douglas County School District reported 14 active cases among its students and staff as of Dec. 2, with half those at Douglas High.

The district reports having 314 cases of the coronavirus since the beginning of the year.

In Alpine County, Diamond Valley School was shuttered for two weeks ending Dec. 6 after a reported 60 percent of its staff and students tested positive for the virus.



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