COVID-19 shots are coming to a school in your neighborhood

Published on May 27, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, adults and children 12 and older can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at 16 high schools and middle schools across the Las Vegas Valley in an effort to ensure vaccine sites are convenient and accessible throughout the community. The Southern Nevada Health District will provide first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at four schools simultaneously for two days at each location. Second doses will be available at those same schools 21 days later. The late-afternoon clinics are designed to make it easier for people to take their shot on the way home from work. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted pending clinic capacity.

Clinics will be held at the following locations:

First dose: Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2
Second Dose: Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • Sawyer Middle School, 5450 Redwood St., Las Vegas, NV 89118
  • Swainston Middle School, 3500 W. Gilmore Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
  • Tarkanian Middle School, 5800 W. Pyle Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89141

First dose: Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4
Second dose: Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Burkholder Middle School, 355 W. Van Wagenen St., Henderson, NV 89015
  • Garside Junior High School, 300 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89107
  • Molasky Junior High School, 7801 W. Gilmore Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89129
  • Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89169

First dose: Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9
Second Dose Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Eldorado High School, 1139 N. Linn Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • Palo Verde High School, 333 S. Pavilion Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144
  • Spring Valley High School, 3750 S. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89147
  • West Preparatory Academy, 2050 S. Sapphire Stone Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106

First dose: Thursday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11
Second Dose Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Lied Middle School, 5350 W. Tropical Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89130
  • Rancho High School, 1900 Searles Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Silvestri Junior High School, 1055 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89183
  • White Middle School, 1661 W. Galleria Dr., Henderson, NV 89014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine was recently authorized for use in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. The vaccine has been found to be safe and highly effective at preventing illness in this age group, and Health District and partner clinic information can be accessed at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional COVID-19 vaccine clinic information can be found online at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.

Children under the age of 18 must also have written consent from a parent or guardian at the time of services. The Health District’s policy is available on its website at www.snhd.info/covid-consent.

The Health District continues to stress the importance of everyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Younger adults and children with COVID-19 may have mild or even no symptoms, but some will get severely ill and even require hospitalization. They can also spread the virus to those who may be more at risk for complications from the illness. Vaccinations are critical to stopping this pandemic, and the more people who are vaccinated the better they will work.

Updated on: August 20, 2021