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COVID pilot vaccination program to begin this week at Cashman Center

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 19:09:18-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 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.

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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.

Locations of vaccination clinics are listed on theSouthern Nevada Health District’s vaccine distribution page along with appointment scheduling information. Sites offering appointment slots for seniors are noted.

Today, the location offering appointments for seniors is the Health District’s building at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. The Western High School clinic at 4601 W. Bonanza Road is only open to health care workers at this time.

Starting Thursday, Cashman Center Exhibit Hall B located at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., just south of the COVID-19 testing area in Hall A, will offer vaccinations to public safety workers as part of a pilot program for a larger mass vaccination effort.

UNLV and the cities of North Las Vegas and Henderson also have vaccination efforts under way for priority groups. People who work in health care and public safety can also schedule vaccination appointments at UNLV through the Health District’s website.

Questions about the UNLV location should be sent to coronavirus@unlv.edu. North Las Vegas is partnering with the Southern Nevada Health District and the Clark County School District to pre-register residents ages 70 and over for vaccinations online here.

Vaccines for that age group will begin soon. Pre-registration for the general public for future tier vaccinations will open Saturday.