COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Cashman Center to Offer Appointment-Only COVID-19 Vaccinations Wednesday-Sunday Next Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 27, 2021
Visit www.SNHD.info to Book Appointments at Available Sites
Click-to-Tweet: Next week’s operation schedule for the Cashman Center’s COVID-19 vaccination site is Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. Appointments for seniors and others in priority vaccination groups can be scheduled online at www.SNHD.info/covid: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/news_detail_T28_R249.php
Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that next week’s schedule of operations at the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site in downtown Las Vegas will be Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. The site, located in Exhibit Hall B of Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., is operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday this week. Appointment-only, first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered based on available supplies to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups. Appointments can be booked online via the vaccine distribution page of the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid. COVID-19 vaccine clinics operated by Clark County and the Health District offer the vaccine on an appointment-only basis to ensure everyone who comes to a clinic receives the vaccine.
“I want to thank the Health District, our Fire Department, the Nevada National Guard, our local cities and pharmacies and all our community partners for the work they have done to expand our capacity to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the public as more supplies become available,”. said Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commission Chairman and Vice Chair of the Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health. “Dealing with a pandemic of this worldwide scale is a monumental undertaking and we ask for the public’s continued patience. Our goal is to ensure that vaccinations will be available to anyone in our community who wants them. We will get there as the supply of vaccine being delivered to our state increases.”
Clark County, the Health District and partnering agencies are expanding efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to prioritized populations of the public based on available vaccine supplies and U.S. Center for Disease Control recommendations and updated state guidelines. Officials stress the need for people in priority groups to book vaccine appointments online through the Health District’s website and to arrive at their scheduled times to ensure efficient operations at the vaccination sites and to maximize delivery of available vaccine supplies. A list of people currently eligible to receive the vaccine is available on the website as well as other locations offering appointments. People who are in priority groups to receive vaccinations are encouraged to check the website often for updates and appointments that may become available at various sites. Some sites only offer appointments to people in specific priority groups. Due to a limited supply of vaccine received once a week, a limited number of appointments are available at each site generally two to three days in advance. People using walkers, wheelchairs and other assistance device are encouraged to bring these items with them so they will be comfortable during their appointments. People also are asked not to book appointments at more than one site. Clark County currently has the infrastructure in place to administer more than 100,000 vaccines each week. The ability to do so is dependent on the allocation of vaccines received and the availability of community resources to support related operations.
“We are working with our available resources to make sure people who are eligible to receive the vaccine have every opportunity to do so,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “As our vaccine supplies and access to resources expand, we will be able to scale up our operations to more people. In the meantime, we can assure people that we continue to receive vaccine shipments each week, and everyone who wants to get vaccinated will be able to do so.”
As of January 26, there have been 107,190 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on Dec. 14, 2020. To date, the Health District has received 96,375 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.
Updated information about COVID-19 vaccines and other resources are available on the Health District’s COVID website pages. Other resources include the state of Nevada’s NVHealthResponse.nv.gov website, which includes the state’s recently updated COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook, and Immunize Nevada’s website, which offers vaccination distribution information for every county in Nevada at https://www.immunizenevada.org/county-specific-covid-19-vaccine-plan. Health officials encourage people to keep doing the recommended actions that help reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear face coverings in public and among people who don’t live in the same household.
- Stay home if you are sick or have had contact with someone who is sick.
- Get a flu shot to help reduce potential impacts on the local health care system as the community continues to deal with increased COVID-19 caseloads.
- Maintain at least 6 feet social distancing per person from non-household members.
- Limit private gatherings to fewer than 10 people from no more than two households.
- Consult these resources for help dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Nevada 2-1-1 – Provides resource referrals to those in need of social service support.
- Southern Nevada Health District INFO Phone Line – (702) 759-INFO (4636), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, for general questions about COVID-19.
- Esta En Tus Manos – Spanish COVID-19 outreach effort: https://estaentusmanosnevada.com/.
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.