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Drive-thru vaccination clinic to open at Las Vegas Convention Center

By: - May 3, 2021 2:56 pm
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A man gets a covid-19 vaccination at a drive-through clinic in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alex Mecl on Unsplash)

get your shot
A man gets a covid-19 vaccination at a drive-through clinic in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alex Mecl on Unsplash)

Starting this week, you won’t even have to leave your car to get a covid-19 vaccine.

Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County on Tuesday will open the region’s first large-scale drive-thru vaccination clinic, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The clinic will be able to administer more than 1,000 vaccines each day, according to a press release.

The drive-thru clinic at Las Vegas Convention Center will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both doses of the Pfizer vaccine and the one-shot Janssen vaccine will be available, as supplies last.

A second drive-thru vaccination clinic is scheduled to open at Texas Station on May 11. That clinic is expected to be open for six weeks.

The vaccination clinic at Cashman Center will close Wednesday.

As of April 29, more than 1.4 million covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Clark County, and 47% of the county’s eligible population (16 and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Social distancing and capacity restrictions will be lifted in Clark County once 60% of the eligible population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the county’s state-approved covid mitigation plan.

Covid-19 vaccination appointments for anyone 16 and older can be made online at snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional vaccination locations beyond the drive-thru clinic at the convention center are available and listed at snhd.info/covid.

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April Corbin Girnus
April Corbin Girnus

April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. She has been a beat writer at Las Vegas Sun, a staff writer at LEO Weekly, web editor of Las Vegas Weekly and a blogger documenting North American bike share systems’ efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities. An occasional adjunct journalism professor, April steadfastly rejects the notion that journalism is a worthless major. Amid the Great Recession, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. She later earned an M.A. in media studies and a graduate certificate in media management from The New School for Public Engagement. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise with her husband, two children and two mutts.

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