LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Cashman Center’s COVID-19 vaccination site will be closed Jan. 22 through the weekend. Appointments for next week will be available soon on the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid.
13 Action News and others have reported problems with the Cashman Center vaccination site, including long lines and general confusion.
Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials says Cashman Center site is booked through today, and will resume offering vaccinations next week to seniors and others in priority groups.
No appointments are scheduled to occur at the site from Friday through the weekend. The Cashman site opened Jan. 14 as a pilot program to test-run the community’s first mass vaccination effort. It is located in Exhibit Hall B, just south of the COVID-19 testing area in Hall A at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd. The site is offering vaccinations to people in priority groups, including seniors age 70 and older, and health care and public safety workers. Available vaccine is being used to support clinics scheduled in the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. All available vaccine is being used and people eligible to receive the vaccine are being served throughout the weekend at additional locations.
“We are off to great start making COVID-19 vaccinations available in our community and we will continue to refine our processes so it’s as efficient as possible” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “We ask the public to help us help you as we work on expanding our ability to offer vaccines to as many people as possible based on limited supplies. If you book an appointment, please show up for your appointment and please don’t book appointments at more than one site, including local pharmacies offering vaccines or any of our public sites. We need the public’s help to ensure we maximize the supply of vaccine we receive.”
Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, local cities, the Nevada National Guard, UNLV and other community partners are rapidly 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. Health care and public safety workers continue to be prioritized at local vaccination sites. Clinic appointments are now available for people age 70 and older. Currently, a limited number of appointments are available on the Health District’s website. More dates and times are being added to the calendar to book a limited number of appointment time slots.
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. Officials also urge the public to be patient because a limited supply of vaccine arrives each week.
“We appreciate the efforts of our partners to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine as we navigate the challenges of doing so with a limited supply,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “We are requesting additional doses so we can continue to offer more appointments throughout Southern Nevada and ensure the vaccine is available to everyone who wants it.”