NSHE employees

All NSHE employees have been deemed eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as being part of “NSHE Faculty and Frontline Staff.” To receive your vaccine, please do the following:

  • Make an appointment with the Washoe County Health Department.
  • If you cannot receive your vaccine with the Washoe County Health Department at the Reno Livestock Events Center, go to Immunize Nevada to find other distribution channels.
  • When you report for your appointment, you will need your WolfCard or a recent payslip to prove you are an employee.
  • There is also a questionnaire which should be completed prior to reporting for your vaccine appointment. The form should be available on the website where you schedule your appointment.

If you have questions, please send an email to covidvaccine@unr.edu.


As of Monday, April 5, 2021, all residents who are 16 and older in Washoe County are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone 16-17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.

The scheduling tool is a statewide platform and appointments are available in both Northern and Southern Nevada. If you live in Washoe County, be sure to select appointments at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Appointments at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center are available starting the week of April 12.

Sign-up for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

In addition to appointment scheduling through Washoe County’s portal, we are encouraging all students to also check other providers.

Find other COVID-19 vaccine providers

Vaccine supply is subject to change.

It is important to note that each state has its own plan for deciding which groups of people will be vaccinated first. Students outside of Nevada are encouraged to contact their local health department for more information on its COVID-19 vaccination plan, or use VaccineFinder if already eligible to get vaccinated.

Please continue to check daily for appointments. Washoe County Health District officials have said that not all individuals will be able to schedule an appointment immediately. Appointment times are made available based on vaccine delivery and distribution, which can vary.

Help keep yourself and our community safe by participating in Nevada’s vaccine program.