Washoe County to Receive 32,000 Doses Initially

Washoe County Public Health Officer Kevin Dick says when a vaccine is made available to distribute, the county will align with CDC guidelines, so healthcare workers and residents of long-term facilities will get vaccinated first. Dick says the county’s first shipment will contain an estimated 32,000 doses, most likely expected to be from Pfizer, which also requires two separate doses 28 days apart. Dick stresses that it is not uncommon for some vaccines to require two doses and warns that the general population may have to wait until next spring or summer for vaccinations to become available.