Residents who got their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden on Jan. 23 will shift to a second location for dose No. 2.
The vaccine requires two doses around 3-4 weeks to be effective.Those who were vaccinated in January should hear from Carson City Health and Human Services this week where and when the second dose will be provided. Receiving the dose requires an appointment.
“It was determined that the location was not adequate for the volume of people we were vaccinating and it was not the best location for the harsh weather conditions that we experienced that day,” Carson City Health and Human Services Public Information Officer Jessica Rapp said. “We understood that wait times were longer than expected and traffic was backing up, which leads to more problems.”
To shorten wait times, the agency, which serves Douglas, as well as Lyon and Storey counties, decided to spread the appointments over two days at a location that would offer staff shelter.
“No one wants a cold nurse vaccinating them,” Rapp said.
The focus on vaccinations has reduced the turn-out at community testing events like the one on Tuesday in Gardnerville.
While cars circled the parking lot at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center back before Christmas, on Tuesday turnout was light.
Alpine County has a testing event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Woodfords. Alpine County Health Officer Richard Johnson announced that community testing will wrap up after the Feb. 25 event.