Public Invited to Register for Free Flu Shots Available Dec. 1 at Whitney Community Center

Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, the Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada and other community partners will offer free flu shots and other health screenings at the Whitney Community Center, 5712 Missouri Ave., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Flu shots will be offered to the first 150 participants. Appointments can be booked online at https://booking.appointy.com/immunizenevada or by scanning the QR code on the event flyer. Walk-ins also will be welcome on the day of the event until available supplies run out. Free dental screenings for up to 150 children and free health screenings for 100 seniors also are scheduled to be available. 

“I want to thank the Health District and our many community partners for working with us to make this neighborhood event possible at the Whitney Community Center,” said Commissioner Gibson, whose Commission District G includes the community center located just west of Boulder Highway. “We want to make it easy for anyone who wants a flu shot to get one because it can help protect you from the flu and also reduce pressure on our local medical system as it deals with an increase in COVID-19 cases.”

Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Health officials say those who are at higher risk for complications from the flu also are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19, including people 65 years an older, people with underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease, and Blacks and Hispanics who are disproportionately impacted by chronic diseases. 

Other partners in the upcoming event include Silver Summit Health Plan, CanoHealth, Liberty Dental Plan and Anthem. Residents can contact District G’s office at (702) 455-8531 if they have any questions about the event. District G residents can sign up to receive free email newsletters to learn about other events in their neighborhoods via Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.    

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.