FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 2021
Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School have reached clinic capacity for first dose Pfizer vaccine for walk-in patients today, Friday, February 19 and no additional doses are available for people without appointments.
This Saturday, February 20, 500 walk-in slots will be available at Cashmen Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Exhibit Hall B, for people age 65 and older beginning at 8 a.m. Once clinic capacity is reached, walk-ins will no longer be accepted. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis, as well as clinic capacity.
First-dose appointments are not available at the Southern Nevada Health District clinic or its partner clinics during the week of February 22 due to delays in vaccine shipments. The Health District will only be administering second doses at its clinic sites during this time.
First-dose appointments will resume the week of March 1 at the Southern Nevada Health District and its partner clients. People age 65 and over, and those in groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine, can make an appointment on the Health District’s website: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
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 if necessary. 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.
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.