First large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, May 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2021
LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevada’s first large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic will open tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The drive-through will operate Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the capacity to administer more than a thousand vaccines each day. First and second doses of the vaccine will be available through the drive-through. Appointments for people 16 years of age and older are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.
“We are committed to increasing access and providing as many opportunities for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as possible,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “I encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. It is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID.19.”
As of April 29, there have been 875,083 COVID-19 doses initiated, 634,393 doses completed, and a total of 1,454,321 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. To date, 47 percent of Clark County’s eligible population (people 16 years of age and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Once 60 percent of the population has received one dose of the vaccine, social distancing and capacity restrictions will be removed. To reach this threshold, about 1,097,955 people locally will need to get their first dose of the vaccine.
“Clark County is dedicated to fully reopening our community with safety as our top priority,” said Board of Health member and Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “Our goal is to be one of the most vaccinated communities in the country, and we hope people will take advantage of this new resource at the Convention Center and the drive-thru that will be available starting next week at Texas Station.”
“The drive-through vaccination site at the Las Vegas Convention Center is designed to be an easy and convenient option for people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations,” said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, a member of the Southern Nevada Health District Board of Health whose district includes the Convention Center. “I want to thank to our Fire Department, the Health District and the Convention Center for their efforts to offer this service to the public at a central location in the Las Vegas Valley.”
The Las Vegas Convention Center site is located at 3150 Paradise Road. Drive-through services can be accessed be entering through the Bronze Lot off Paradise Road and Sierra Vista Drive. The main clinic is located in the South Hall. Parking for the clinic is located in the Bronze Lot. ADA parking is available in the Silver Lot.
Additional community COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled this week at the following locations:
Tuesday, May 4, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
3760 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas NV 89120
Wednesday, May 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Walnut Community Center
3075 N. Walnut Rd., Las Vegas NV 89115
Thursday, May 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Whitney Recreation & Senior Center
5712 E. Missouri Ave., Las Vegas NV 89122
Friday, May 7, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Crossing Church
7950 W. Windmill Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89113
Vaccine will be available for people ages 16 and over, and the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines will be available at these locations – while resources last. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and the Health District is urging all eligible people to get vaccinated.
The Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site will close May 5, and large-scale clinic operations will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center site. An additional six-week drive-through location will open at Texas Station on May 11.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance advises that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks outdoors in public places unless they are in crowded places. More information about the activities that are safer for people who are fully immunized is available on the Health District website.
Updated information, resources, including COVID-19 testing and additional vaccine clinic locations are available on the Health District’s COVID website at www.SNHD.info/covid. Daily COVID-19 case counts are available on the Health District’s dashboard at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/.
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.