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COVID-19 Vaccinations at NNRH
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is working closely with Elko County to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in our community. We are following prioritization guidelines from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Our goal is to make the vaccine available to everyone in our community as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The following populations are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at NNRH:
- Individuals aged 65 and older
- Healthcare workforce and first responders
- NV Department of Corrections staff
- Law enforcement, public safety, and national security personnel
- State and local emergency operations staff
- Education (pre-K through 12) and childcare personnel
- Nevada System of Higher Education frontline educators, staff, and students
- Community suport frontline staff
- Food, shelter, court/legal and social services
- Continuity of governance (state and local)
- Essential public transportation staff
- Remaining essential public health workforce
- Mortuary services personnel
- Agriculture and food processing staff
- End-to-end essential goods supply chain
- Utilities and communications infrastructure
- Nevada Department of Transportation and local emergency road personnel
- Frontline airport operations
- Other essential transportation
This page will be updated as we receive authorization from Elko County to move to lower tiers on the prioritization list.
If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you may register for a COVID-19 vaccination at NNRH. Below is a list of upcoming clinics.
You must pre-register through Eventbrite in order to attend a vaccination clinic at NNRH.
More dates will be posted as they become available.
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 15 minute time slots, 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.)
• 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 the hospital through the Emergency Entrance. Please stop at the screening desk to have your temperature taken and to answer standardized screening questions.
• Proceed to the elevator in the main lobby of the hospital and take it to the third floor.
• Exit the elevator and follow the signage to the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic which will be slightly to your left.
• 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 appointment 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, such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.
• 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 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.
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 Pfizer 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.
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.
How will I get the second dose that is required? NNRH will communicate additional information including the dates and times for the second round as soon as this is available.