2020 Flu vaccines! Drive-through flu shots available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center.
When is the flu season? The first week of October is considered the start of flu season. In the past, most offices have given flu vaccines inside… but, with the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Washoe County Health District is offering drive-through flu shots. This starts tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 19.
“Since flu and COVID-19 symptoms are similar, avoiding the flu can also help to preserve adequate testing capacity for COVID-19. A flu shot can prevent you from getting the flu, as well as help decrease the severity of the symptoms,” said Washoe County’s District Health Officer.
How to get flu vaccines at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center? The drive-through flu clinics will be held on a first come, first serve basis. No appointment is required.
Where? Use the entrance at N. Wells Avenue and Sadlier Way.
When? Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m
Who should get the flu vaccines? A yearly flu shot is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age, especially those with certain medical conditions, pregnant women and people over age 65. Flu shots are free with most insurance plans (remember to bring your insurance card). Patients without insurance will be vaccinated at no cost.