Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones is teaming up with the Las Vegas Aviators, Howard Hughes Corp., the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County Fire Department and other partners to host a free COVID-19 vaccination event at the Las Vegas Ballpark on Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The clinic will be set up in the stadium concourse to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to children age 12 and up as well as adults by appointment. Walk-up vaccinations also will be available while supplies last. Appointments can be scheduled this week on the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid. Kids who get vaccinated at the event or accompany an adult that gets vaccinated can win raffle prizes, including Aviators game tickets, and participate in on-field activities offered by members of the local baseball community. Anyone who gets vaccinated will receive a free Aviators hat. The stadium is located at 1650 S. Pavilion Center Drive in Summerlin.
“This is a great opportunity for kids and their parents to get vaccinated and enjoy a good time at the Las Vegas Ballpark,” said Commissioner Jones, whose Commission District includes the stadium. “The key to ending the pandemic is for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. We appreciate the support of the Aviators and Howard Hughes Corp. for making this event fun for the whole family. There’s nothing like prizes and baseball to help take the sting out of getting a vaccination.”
The Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one approved for children age 12 and older to date, will be available in addition to Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen one-shot vaccine. Those who receive a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at this clinic will be referred to other local resources to schedule their second dose appointments in three weeks. The CDC recommends everyone age 12 and up get a COVID-19 vaccination. Although children may not be as likely to get severely ill, it is still a risk, and they can spread the virus to others who may be more at risk for complications from the illness. Parents are advised to talk to their family doctors if they have questions.
In addition to the vaccination clinic with the Las Vegas Aviators, other pop-up vaccine clinics coming up include:
- Thursday, June 10-Sunday, June 13 and Thursday, June 17-Sunday, June 20, 2 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (last appointment) – Allegiant Stadium Clinic, Modelo Cantina Club.
- Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to non, Clark County Fire Station 38 drive-thru clinic, 1755 Silver Hawk Ave.
- Monday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Vaccines After Dark, AREA15, 3215 S. Rancho Drive, A-Lot, west parking lot off Sirius Avenue.
A full list of community vaccination clinics is available on the Health District’s website. The public also can call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-800-401-0946, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, to schedule appointments or ask questions. COVID-19 vaccinations are available to local homebound residents. For information call (702) 455-0696 or email HomeboundVaccine@ClarkCountyNV.gov. Information about Clark County’s Esta En Tus Manos Spanish language COVID-19 outreach effort is available at https://estaentusmanosnevada.com/. Information about the Back to Life COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the local Black and African American community is available at: www.clarkcountynv.gov/backtolife. Additional COVID-19 clinic information can be found online at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.