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Las Vegas Convention Center to serve as COVID-19 2nd dose facility

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 09:14:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) will be the site of the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) COVID-19 second dose clinic site, the agency and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today.

The appointment-only clinic will open on Feb. 2 for people who received their first dose at a Health District clinic and are eligible to receive their second dose.

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The LVCC clinic will be open Tuesday through Saturday in the C-1 area of the facility’s Central Hall.

Dedicated parking is available in the Silver Lot off Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive.

People eligible to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at this site received their first dose at clinics held at Western High School, Cashman Center, or the SNHD’s main public health center.

“We are pleased to be able to announce the location of our second dose clinic site at the Las Vegas Convention Center,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “The facility offers our community a centrally located site to access the vaccine, and we appreciate the continued support the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has provided during the response the pandemic.”

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“The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is pleased to be a community partner for this very important undertaking,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO.

The Health District has started notifying people who are eligible to receive their second dose at the clinic next week using the contact information provided at the time they made their first appointment. People who were vaccinated at a Health District site and who do not receive a notification can call (702) 759-0850 to make their second dose appointment. If someone who received their first dose from another non-Health District clinic schedules an appointment, they will not be vaccinated and advised to contact their original provider to receive their second dose.

The Health District’s new integrated appointment and registration system allows people to schedule their second dose when they are receiving their first vaccination.

It is recommended that the second dose of vaccine should be administered as close to the 21 and 28-day intervals as possible. However, based on current guidance, second doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be administered up to six weeks after the first dose. The vaccines are not interchangeable.