Local NewsCoronavirus

Actions

COVID-19 vaccines now available at Immigrant Home Foundation

IMG_5418.jpg
IMG_5395.jpg
IMG_5419.jpg
IMG_5412.jpg
IMG_5431.jpg
IMG_5402.jpg
IMG_5399.jpg
Posted at 8:26 PM, Feb 26, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — First dose COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at the Immigrant Home Foundation in east Las Vegas.

As with other vaccination sites, there are no out-of-pocket costs to receive the vaccine, including for those without medical insurance.

RELATED: Eligibility age drop: Nevadans 65+ years old to start receiving vaccines

Everyone who meets the state's eligibility requirements is encouraged to book an appointment.

There is also no need to worry about immigration status.

Also known as Fundación Casa del Migrante in Spanish, the nonprofit is a community staple that has been a refuge for many immigrant families in Las Vegas whenever they need help, especially since the east side is a predominantly Hispanic area.

“This particular area, east Las Vegas, has been the epicenter of infections, hospitalizations and deaths," said Ruben Kihuen, the director of external affairs for the Immigrant Home Foundation.

"So this particular site is to address that concern, to make sure that people have access to the vaccine, “ he said.

The site opened on Thursday and so far more than 200 people per day have been vaccinated. Almost all of them have been Hispanic, the most impacted minority by the virus in Las Vegas.

RELATED: Las Vegas area officials say coronavirus cases are 2x higher in Hispanic community than others

Walmart oversees the sight, in collaboration with various elected officials and community partners.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis and as staffing allows.

Face coverings, temperature checks and social distancing are required at check-in.

Appointments for a second dose will be made during first dose appointments to ensure that participants get full immunizations.

Vaccines are administered Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can book an appointment in advance by calling 833-886-0023 and they do have representatives who speak Spanish.

Casa Del Inmigrante is located on 2900 Stewart Avenue in Las Vegas.