Ask the Owl -- Can you print the percentage of Churchill County residents who have been vaccinated, please?

  • 2021-05-24, 09:08 AM (update 2021-05-24, 09:11 AM)
  • Staff report
Ask the Owl -- Can you print the percentage of Churchill County residents… Rachel Dahl Vaccine lines at the Miners Road site

As of May 21, 37.51% of the Churchill County population aged 12+ have been vaccinated, according to the State of Nevada NVHealthResponse.nv.gov website. The state figures track all county residents who are vaccinated.

On the county website is posted the figures for the vaccinations conducted by County Public Health at the Miner’s Road site. As of May 18, that figure was 13% (https://www.churchillcountynv.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15803/Vaccine-data-051821)

The difference between the two percentages is the vaccinations conducted by Banner and local pharmacies which the county doesn’t track, but the state does, therefore their percentage is higher as it is more inclusive. That may also include people who do not live in Churchill County but have chosen to come here to receive their vaccine.

The state uses 25,876 as the Churchill County population number.

Churchill County reminds folks of its May dates for those 18 and older to receive the free Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen vaccine and those 12 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine:

  • Tuesday noon to 3 p.m. (May 25)
  • Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (May 26)
  • Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (May 27)

All vaccines are administered at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Thru site off Miner’s Road, just south of the county fairgrounds. Please follow the signage and enter the fairgrounds via Miner’s Road off Hwy 95 South.

First and second doses served at all clinics which are drive-through in nature. No appointment needed; second doses are guaranteed so come by anytime the site is open. Please bring a photo ID. For those seeking their second dose, please bring your vaccination card with you and refer to it to see when you are eligible for your second dose. You are able to get your second dose anytime after the due date but are not eligible to get it before the due date, per the CDC.

If you or someone you know is homebound, or cannot access the vaccine site for whatever reason, please call (775)423-6695, option 2 to discuss alternative options.

Forms

Please print and fill out the “COVID-19 Questionnaire” and “Pre-Vaccination Checklist” forms and bring them with you to the vaccine site for both first and second doses. The forms will also be available at the vaccine site.

COVID Testing

Free COVID testing is available at the Churchill County Public Health Drive-Through site on Miner’s Road off Highway 95 south on Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rapid tests available only on May 25 and 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. No testing Thursdays this month.

 

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