COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility in Nevada opens to people 16 and older, Monday, April 5
Scheduling for appointments available beginning Saturday, April 3;
homebound vaccine services available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 2, 2021
LAS VEGAS – Beginning Monday, April 5, everyone in Nevada ages 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone who can get vaccinated to make an appointment to do so at one of its sites or a community partner clinic. Registration for those who are newly eligible will be open beginning Saturday, April 3 at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional information for clinic locations in Clark County is available at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.
“This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of our staff and partners and the support of the public that we are ready to begin vaccinating all who are eligible,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District.
As of April 1, there have been 633,254 COVID-19 vaccines initiated, 353,330 doses completed and a total of 964,189 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.
As vaccine eligibility is opened next week, the Health District is reminding people that appointments may initially fill up quickly. Appointments will continue to become available, and everyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get it. People are also encouraged to take the vaccine that is available to them at the time of their appointments. All three of the vaccines that are currently authorized have been found to be highly effective at preventing serious illness and death. However, the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently authorized for children 16-17 years old. Vaccine availability for the Health District’s Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center sites is noted on its clinic website.
The Health District is also announcing the availability homebound vaccine services. People who are homebound, including those needing medical equipment to leave their home such as a wheelchair, a walker or crutches, or are bedridden can call 702-455-0696 or email email@example.com to schedule services. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be administered through this program, and participants must be 18 years of age or older.
It takes about two weeks after getting fully vaccinated (two doses of Moderna or Pfizer, one dose of Janssen) for the body to build protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. After people are fully vaccinated, they can begin to do certain activities again. More details are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. It is important for people who are fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks when in public or around unvaccinated people, to avoid large gatherings, and to get tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms.
The Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center sites are open Tuesday through Saturday. The Cashman Center clinic is located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd N., Las Vegas, NV 89101, Exhibit Hall B. The Las Vegas Convention Center Clinic is located at 3150 Paradise Hall in the C-1 area of the facility’s Central Hall. Dedicated parking is available in the Silver Lot of Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive.
For more information and COVID-19 resources, including available transportation assistance, 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.