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COVID-19 Vaccinations at NNRH
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is working closely with Elko County and the State of Nevada to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in our community. Our goal is to make the vaccine available to everyone in our region as quickly and efficiently as possible.
As of May 13, 2021, all Nevadans age 12 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Please note that the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for individuals 12 and older. The Moderna vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are authorized for individuals 18 and older.
You must pre-register through Eventbrite in order to attend a vaccination clinic at NNRH. Below is a list of upcoming clinics.
More dates will be posted as they become available. You may also find a list of all the vaccination clinics in Elko County at the following link: www.NVCovidFighter.org.
Below are forms and paperwork that will be helpful when you register for a vaccination clinic. The Vaccination Consent Form will be required when you receive your shot. To expedite your appointment, you may print it and fill it out ahead of time.
Important Information for Clinic Attendees
After you have scheduled your vaccination, please read the following information carefully. You will also receive an email with this information.
Please schedule at least 60 minutes for your vaccination.
Although we have listed arrival times in 15-minute intervals, your actual wait time may vary. You will also need to stay for 15 minutes after receiving your shot for observation. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
What to Bring:
• Please bring a government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license) for identity verification.
• Please also bring your health insurance card. You will be asked to provide the name, date of birth, and Social Security # for the policy holder of your health insurance plan. If you are not the policy holder, please bring this information with you at the time of vaccination. (Find more information about how your insurance will be billed in the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.)
• If this is your second dose, be sure to bring the vaccination card you were issued when you received your first shot.
• To expedite your appointment, please print and complete the Vaccination Consent Form. Copies of this form will be available if you are unable to print it in advance.
• Please enter through the Medical Plaza Entrance. You will follow the hallway around to the right and walk through the atrium between the Medical Plaza and the Hospital. Please stop at the screening desk to have your temperature taken and to answer standardized screening questions.
• Follow the green signs to the Surgery Waiting Room on the first floor of the Hospital for check-in. A staff member will review your paperwork and give you further instructions from there.
• Please arrive as close to your scheduled appointment time as possible. We are unable to accommodate early arrivals. If you arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled time, you will be asked to kindly wait in your car. Excessively early or late arrivals will slow down the process for everyone.
• While waiting for your vaccine, please remember to adhere to COVID-19 safe practices, including wearing a mask and maintaining a distance of 6 feet from those outside your immediate household.
• If you need to cancel, please do so through Eventbrite as early as possible in order to give others the opportunity to register.
• COVID-19 vaccinations at NNRH will be administered in accordance with current guidelines from the CDC and the State of Nevada to individuals who are eligible for the vaccine.
• Possible side effects are fever, body aches, fatigue, and headache. For this reason, it is recommended that those receiving this vaccine attempt to schedule prior to being away from their job for at least the following 24 hours.
• The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, the second dose to be given 21 days (or more) after the first.
• The Moderna vaccine requires two doses, the second dose to be given 28 days (or more) after the first.
• The Johnson & Johnson (or Janssen) vaccine requires only one dose.
Vaccine Warnings & Precautions:
Talk to your doctor before you are given the vaccine if you have...
• a known history of a severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine.
• are pregnant, or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
• a severe illness with high fever. However, a mild fever or upper airway infection, like a cold, are not reasons to delay vaccination.
• a weakened immune system, such as HIV infection, or are on a medicine that affects your immune system. Immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressant therapy, may have a diminished immune response to the vaccine.
• a bleeding problem, bruise easily or use a medicine to inhibit clotting.
• Please note that individuals with an immediate allergic reaction of any severity to polysorbate or polyethylene glycol are advised not to be vaccinated at this time.
• Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare but increased risk of blood clots with low platelets (thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome) after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. More information can be found on the CDC's website. An increased risk for thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome has not been seen with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
For more information on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit our Vaccine FAQ Page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccine Cost:
How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost? No person will have to pay any out-of-pocket cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
What if I’m uninsured? We will still provide the vaccine at no charge to you.
I thought the vaccine was free. Why is my insurance being billed? The vaccine is provided to all patients at no cost to them. However, we will bill your insurance carrier for the cost to administer the vaccine, as the government has put measures in place that allow healthcare providers to be reimbursed for their efforts to vaccinate the American people. You should not receive a bill for this – it is purely administrative with your carrier.
What should I do if I receive a bill? If you receive a bill for the COVID-19 vaccine in error, please do not pay it. Contact us directly at 775-738-5151 for assistance.