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/More “pop-up” COVID-19 vaccine sites available this week

More “pop-up” COVID-19 vaccine sites available this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 17, 2021

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and its partners continue to make it convenient for people in Clark County to get their COVID-19 vaccine by offering locations throughout the valley.

This week’s outreach locations include:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine was recently authorized for use in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. The vaccine has been found to be safe and highly effective at preventing illness in this age group, and Health District and partner clinic information can be accessed at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional COVID-19 vaccine clinic information can be found online at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.

Children under the age of 18 must also have written consent from a parent or guardian at the time of services. The Health District’s policy is available on its website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/about-us/general-information/policies-regulations/.

The Health District continues to stress the importance of everyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Younger adults and children with COVID-19 may have mild or even no symptoms, but some will get severely ill and even require hospitalization. They can also spread the virus to those who may be more at risk for complications from the illness. Vaccinations are critical to stopping this pandemic, and the more people who are vaccinated the better they will work.

As of May 17, there have been 960,387 COVID-19 doses initiated, 749,155 doses completed, and a total of 1,643,402 COVID-19 doses administered in Clark County. Additional information and resources are available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info.

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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.

2021-05-17T13:04:05-07:00