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Las Vegas officials hold pop-up vaccine clinic at strip club

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Posted at 2:05 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 17:05:40-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials held a pop-up vaccine clinic at a strip club.

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club was an unconventional site for a walk-in vaccination clinic Friday night, but as government officials and health workers try to address the slowing demand for COVID-19 vaccines, they're increasingly turning to creative ways to incentivize people to show up and get a shot.

JoAnn Rupiper with the Las Vegas-area health department says it's one more way to reach the community.

The clinic opened for several hours Friday night, administering shots to about 100 people before the strip club opened for its usual business.

Several workers at the club got their shots at the clinic along with members of the public.