NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The City of North Las Vegas says it has administered 120 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday to residents at two senior care facilities in downtown North Las Vegas.
North Las Vegas paramedics administered the doses to residents at Rose Garden Senior Apartments and Owens Senior Apartments.
Both complexes are in the 89030 zip code, which has consistently recorded some of the highest COVID-19 case counts since the onset of the pandemic.
Statistics show that three of the seven zip codes with the highest COVID-19 case counts are 89030, 89031 and 89032.
"Our hardest-hit zip codes are also experiencing the lowest vaccination rates, but these efforts will help turn those numbers around," said North Las Vegas Councilman Scott Black, who also serves as chairman of the Southern Nevada Health District Board. "We will continue to make the vaccine readily accessible to the most vulnerable populations."
The City of North Las Vegas says it will continue to host pop-up vaccination clinics in the most impacted neighborhoods. These clinics are in addition to the City's distribution POD at Canyon Springs High School, which operates Monday-Friday by appointment only.
To date, the city says it has administered approximately 12,500 first doses, and this week, the city began administering second dose shots. Second dose shots are automatically scheduled once the patient receives their first shot.
Residents of the 89030, 89031 and 89032 zip codes who are 70 years old or older are encouraged to sign up to be vaccinated. They can call 702-342-8417 or visit vaxnlv.com.