Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test & Vaccination Site at UNLV Closed Next Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 16, 2021
The drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in the parking lot of UNLV’s Paradise Campus at 851 E. Tropicana Ave. will be closed next week, Sunday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 23. It will to re-open Sunday, Dec. 26, for its normal operations of five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The site is located just east of Paradise Road across from UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
About 500 tests and 300 vaccinations, including booster shots, are free and available each night on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pfizer vaccine is available for people age 12 and up, in addition to the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines for those 18 and older. No pediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at this site. Parents can book appointments for children age 5-11 at most other clinic locations listed on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Pediatric vaccines also are available at pediatrician offices, clinics and pharmacies.
The drive-thru site at UNLV is operated by Clark County, the Nevada National Guard, the Health District and other partners. To date more than 22,000 tests and 3,700 vaccinations have been administered at this site, which originally operated in the parking lot of UNLV’s Stan Fulton building before moving to its current location this fall.
While no appointments are available at the site for tests or vaccinations, clients seeking COVID-19 tests there are encouraged to set up an account online with Color, the lab providing contracted lab testing services. The account registration process enables clients to receive their test results through the phone number or email address they provide. A Color registration link for the location is available on the company’s website at https://tinyurl.com/yhvadbjv. Tests are self-swab PCR tests. Results take about 72 hours to process. For test result inquiries, contact Color at (844) 531-0545 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and effective at preventing serious illness. The public also can call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-800-401-0946 or visit www.NVCOVIDFighter.org for information. Additionally, COVID-19 testing remains an important part of community’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus. Testing information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. An online test site finder tool also is available on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, are encouraged to get tested and to stay home if they are sick.
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.