Convention Center site begins offering appointments for first doses of vaccine
Additional first dose appointments opened at Cashman, and eligibility to receive the vaccine expanded within current groups
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 26, 2021
LAS VEGAS – Access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been expanded in Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that the Las Vegas Convention Center site is now offering first doses of the vaccine to people eligible to receive it. The site was previously offering second doses only. Additional first dose appointments have also been opened at Cashman Center through Saturday.
Groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline community groups. Within these groups, eligibility has been expanded to include mortuary services workers and security guards.
Second dose appointments are available to people who were vaccinated at a Health District or partner clinic and received the Pfizer vaccine at least 21 days prior or the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days prior. The first dose of the vaccine starts building protection from the virus that causes COVID-19. The second does is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer.
The Cashman Center Clinic is located in Exhibit Hall B, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd. The Convention Center Clinic site is located in the C-1 area of the facility’s Central Hall. Both sites are open Tuesday through Saturday.
A state administered call center is available to answer questions and assist those who may need help making appointments. The call center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-800-401-0946. The Health District also continues to urge people to cancel appointments if they have made more than one. In addition to the call center, people can email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance canceling appointments.
For more information about COVID-19, including testing locations, additional vaccine sites, and more, go to www.SNHD.info/covid.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.