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How and where to get a COVID vaccine in Las Vegas Valley

Updated March 5, 2021 - 5:54 pm

COVID-19 vaccination sites have expanded in the Las Vegas Valley, and information changes quickly as the state receives additional doses.

More residents are now eligible. This includes those age 65 and up, healthcare workers, public safety and security, and all sub-groups of Frontline Community Support and Frontline Supply Chain and Logistics group, which includes Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers, communication workers, agriculture and food processing, warehouse and grocery workers, manufacturing, transport, NDOT workers and frontline airport workers among others. Appointments can be booked on the Southern Nevada Health District site as well as the new state portal.

SNHD on Friday received its first allotment of the new single-dose vaccine – 15,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine manufactured by the company’s Janssen division, according to a news release. The doses will be sent to hospitals and clinics run by the health district and other “community partners.”

Veterans

Veterans of all ages can receive the coronavirus vaccination through the Southern Nevada Healthcare System. The North Las Vegas VA Medical Center, 6900 North Pecos Road, will be providing first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled veterans by appointment or walk-in from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 6. Veterans interested in receiving the vaccine must be enrolled in the VA program prior to their arrival on Saturday as no on-site enrollment services will be available. Veterans of any age also can receive their vaccine on a walk-in basis during normal vaccine clinic hours (weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the VA’s North Las Vegas facility. Veterans may receive a text via VetText that will allow them to schedule their vaccine appointment, or can call 702-791-9185.

Pharmacies

Walmart and Sam’s Club have joined Smith’s and Walgreens in distributing doses to Nevadans. Schedule at www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine and www.samsclub.com/covid. Find the list of other pharmacies here.

For Nevadans who live part-time in the state but who have driver’s licenses or other ID from other states, proof of residency, such as a utility bill, may be needed. Problems are arising with people making multiple appointments and not canceling. More than 10,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have double-booked appointments. People can email covidvaccine-appointments@snhd.org or call the help line at 702-759-1900 if they need assistance to cancel.

Call center

A state administered call center is available to answer questions and assist those who may need help making appointments. The call center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-800-401-0946. The health district also continues to urge people to cancel appointments if they have made more than one. In addition to the call center, people can email covidvaccine-appointments@snhd.org for assistance canceling appointments.

Second doses – a sampling

Second dose appointments are available at the Cashman Center for anyone who received the Pfizer vaccine at least 21 days prior or the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days prior. Find the site in Exhibit Hall B, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Both Moderna and Pfizer second doses are offered at the Las Vegas Convention Center by appointment. The recommended interval for second shots is 28 days for the Moderna vaccine, and 21 days for Pfizer, although they can be administered up to 42 days after the first shot, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The district will be taking only those who got their first doses at these sites or events: the health district offices on Decatur Boulevard, Cashman Center, Western High School, Jerome Mack Middle School and vaccination clinics hosted by Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Touro University.

People with questions or who need assistance making appointments can call the health district at 702-759-1900. The line is staffed during business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Health officials said if no appointment times are showing as available, please check the calendar often as some availability opens.

Some community clinics are requiring people to return for the second dose at the same location. This includes pharmacies, Roseman University, UMC at Encore and UNLV or CSN. Bring the vaccination card.

First doses- a sampling

The Las Vegas Convention Center vaccination site has started offering appointments for first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Nevadans. Located in the C-1 area of the facility’s Central Hall, the site is open Tuesday through Saturday. No walk-ins are accepted. Book appointments here.

Cashman Center

Appointments are available for seniors 65 and up and others in priority vaccination groups from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Appointments are available on the health district’s website and appointment availability opens a few days in advance.

Canyon Springs High School

People age 65 and up, frontline support, frontline supply chain and public safety and health care workers can book an appointment for select dates in March at 350 E. Alexander Road in Las Vegas. No walk-ins are accepted.

Neighborhood Recreation Center

This site for select dates in March at 1638 N. Bruce St. in North Las Vegas for the first dose for those age 65 and up, front-line support, frontline supply chain workers and public safety and health care workers. No walk-ins are accepted.

Encore resort/UMC

A University Medical Center vaccination center at the Encore resort opened inside the Strip property’s convention space, near the self-parking garage. Weekday appointments can be scheduled online at umcsn.com/COVIDvaccine or by calling 702-383-2619. Eligible are health care workers, those over 65 and public safety and security front-line workers.

SNHD office

People age 70 and up and those with mobility issues can book an appointment weekdays at the health district main office at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. in Las Vegas. No walk-ins are accepted. Appointments are limited.

UNLV Main Campus

Seniors age 65 and up, healthcare workers, public safety and frontline support and frontline supply chain workers can book appointments at the Student Union Monday through Friday.

CSN Henderson

Seniors age 65 and up, healthcare workers, public safety and frontline support and frontline supply chain workers can book appointments at the Student Union Monday through Friday.

Heritage Park Senior Facility

The City of Henderson is opening a vaccine site March 9 through March 12 for first doses. It’s open to all eligible Nevada residents and will offer 500 vaccinations per day by appointment only from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Appointments for second dose vaccinations will be scheduled during the first visit. Appointments can be scheduled byvisiting cityofhenderson.com/COVID19 or by calling the information hotline at 702-267-4636, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Rhonda Prast at rprast@reviewjournal.com. Reporters Mary Hynes, Marv Clemons, Blake Apgar and Katelyn Newberg contributed to this story.

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