COVID-19 Tips and Resources Vaccinated and Proud Get Vaccinated The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and free to all Nevadans. Find out where to go to get vaccinated, schedule your appointment or sign up to receive a notification when appointments are available in your area. Vaccine Locator Visit: https://www.nvcovidfighter.org/covid-19-vaccine-locator Answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine: https://www.nvcovidfighter.org/covid-19-faq Know your rights: You do not have to have insurance. You cannot be turned away without ID. You do not need to share your immigration status. Getting services will not impact your immigration status. Your personal information is not shared with the government. What to expect: An insurance card, social security number or government ID may be requested, but is not required. ID is used to track who has received a vaccine and who still needs a 2nd dose. No one should inquire about your immigration status. If they do, you can refuse to answer. If you are uninsured and receive a bill related to COVID-19 testing or treatment, ask your provider to bill the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program instead of you. If you receive and pay a bill for COVID-19 services, request a refund. If you don’t receive one, contact the HHS Office of Inspector General Hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS or visit https://TIPS.HHS.GOV to file a complaint. How do I find proof of my vaccination? Three to four weeks after your vaccination, your record should be available in Nevada WebIZ. Nevada WebIZ is a confidential, online computer system used in the State of Nevada to keep track of immunization records. An official record obtained through Nevada WebIZ can be used as proof of immunization for school entry, summer camp, employment, etc. Steps to finding a record through the WebIZ Public Access Portal: Visit the Public Access Portal Enter the Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Gender of the person whose record you are searching for and click “Search.” Choose how you would like to receive a verification code — text or email. Enter the code when prompted. If you receive an error message at this point, it could be because: there is no record in the registry for that person; your search criteria may have been typed incorrectly. Check your information, correct if needed & search again; the information in the registry may be stored incorrectly; The Help Desk listed below can assist you if you cannot find your record. Once a record is found, click “Print Official Immunization Record.” Print and/or save the Official Immunization Record (Adobe .pdf format). For additional help, contact the Nevada WebIZ Help Desk. (775) 684-5954 or email Get Tested or Treated If you’re experiencing symptoms, start by calling your healthcare provider or local health department to find out whether you should be tested for COVID-19. If you do need to visit the hospital or any other healthcare provider, make sure to call ahead. Find a test: https://www.nvcovidfighter.org/find-test Know the symptoms and risks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html If you’d prefer to speak with a person, call 1.800.401.0946 between 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week COVID-19 Tips and Resources COVID-19 has hit our Nevada LGBTQ+ community especially hard. Find resources and tips on how to stay healthy and safe. Our LGBTQ+ community has been hit hard by the virus and the economic downturn. We can beat this crisis, but we have to work together. Stay home except for essential needs. If you do go out, stay 6 feet away from others and wear a cloth mask. That is why we have partnered with Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition, the UNLV School of Public Health and our #ONECommunity partners to bring you a list of tips and resources to help you through these uncertain times. Everyone 6 months or older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC is making recommendations on when you should get a booster based on the COVID-19 vaccine you received and when you got it. COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination. Everyone 5 years and older should get 1st booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series Adults 50+ and people 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get a 2nd booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series This CDC tool can help you determine if you are booster eligible. Stop the Spread Our LGBTQ+ community is particularly vulnerable to the virus because we’re more likely to have underlying health conditions. It’s up to us to stop the spread and save lives. Protect your family, your neighbors and frontline workers risking their lives to save ours by following recommendations from healthcare experts. If you are experiencing symptoms: Stay home Connect with friends and family virtually; avoid people outside your household. Wear a cloth mask or face covering if you leave your home and wash it between uses. Maintain a safe distance of 6 feet away from others when outside your home. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Reducing risk when you can’t social distance When social distancing isn’t an option for you, what do you do? Whether you are an essential worker, a person who uses public transportation, or someone who lives with roommates or a multigenerational household, it’s important to take as many extra precautions as possible. By taking extra steps to protect yourself, you help keep your household, and the whole community, safe from an outbreak. Resources Spanish/Espanol Healthcare Mental Health LGBTQ+ Health Aging & Disability Services Legal Aid Immigration/DACA Food Assistance LGBTQ+ Youth Essential Workers Workforce Development Public Transportation Multigenerational Households Food Service Housing Self-Employment/Small Businesses Additional Resources Resources and research provided by Wynn, Nevada COVID Fighter, the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition and the UNLV School of Public Health.