March 3, 2023. Reno/Sparks, Nev. – The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) will offer COVID-19 and flu vaccines to people ages 5+ at the New Beginnings Health Fair And Youth Wellness Contest Pow Wow, an event organized by the Nevada Urban Indians (NUI). The event will take place on March 4, 2023 at Galena High School from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and will include food, craft and health fair vendors as well as a Royalty and Drum contest. The free event is open to the public.
“We are grateful to continue to work with our community partners to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to all by meeting people where they are,” said District Health Officer Kevin Dick. “We thank the Nevada Urban Indians for putting together a great event that connects our community members with health resources while also sharing and preserving their traditions with attendees.”
“Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. (NUI) purpose of the Pow Wow and Health Fair is to enhance the well-being of American Indians and Alaskan Natives and other underserved members of the community through health care, social services, cultural awareness and education, said NUI’s Director April Shaw. “With this event, we like to provide all community members with access to NUI services along with collaborating agencies’ services, resources and prevention programming.”
What: NUI’s New Beginnings Health Fair And Youth Wellness Contest Pow Wow will host food, craft and health vendors, including WCHD who will offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccines on a first come, first serve basis.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Galena High School, 3600 Butch Cassidy Way Reno, NV 89511
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Washoe County, visit www.COVID19Washoe.com
NEVADA URBAN INDIANS, Inc. Mission Statement is to enhance the well-being of American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and other underserved members of the community through health care, social services, cultural awareness and education.”
The Washoe County District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through its Washoe County Health District Board of Directors. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services, and Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness. More information here