COVID-19 first Pfizer dose walk-ins available at Cashman, Desert Pines for people age 65-plus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 18, 2021
LAS VEGAS – People 65 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District has added walk-in opportunities at Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people in this group to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as clinic capacity.
Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Exhibit Hall B, Las Vegas, NV 89101
500 walk-in slots are available each day beginning today, Thursday, Feb. 18, Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday Feb. 20 starting at 8 a.m. until clinic capacity is reached.
Walk-ins for Pfizer second dose vaccine are available today through Saturday at Cashman for individuals who received their first dose at a Southern Nevada Health District or community partner clinic: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/second-dose/
Desert Pines, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
300 walk-in slots are available today Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 starting at 9 a.m. until clinic capacity is reached.
In addition, walk-ins for Pfizer second dose vaccine are available today and Friday, Feb. 19 at the Desert Pines High School clinic for individuals who received their first dose at a Southern Nevada Health District or community partner clinic: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/second-dose/
People who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and had their appointments rescheduled due to the vaccine shipment delays, will still receive their second doses within the timeframes recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is recommended that the second dose of vaccine should be administered as close to the 21 and 28 day intervals as possible. However, based on current guidance, second doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be administered up to six weeks after the first dose. The vaccines are not interchangeable.
Updated information regarding vaccine distribution is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/. For the sites of current Health District and partner clinics, go to www.snhd.info/covid.
People with questions or who need assistance making appointments, can call the COVID-19 helpline at (1-800) 401-0946. The line is staffed seven days per week from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
In addition, vaccine is currently available for people age 70 and over, those in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups. Additional information about the groups that are currently eligible is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/. For the sites of current Health District and partner clinics, 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.