Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones and the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas and other community partners will host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic and food assistance drive-thru on Friday, June 11, at Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road off Cimarron Road.
The vaccination clinic, operated by the Southern Nevada Health District, will offer COVID-19 shots from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. inside the recreation center. 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.
Starting at 8 a.m., a drive-through food distribution operation will get under way in the parking lot of the community center. Food boxes containing 30 to 40 pounds of assorted food items will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until 10 a.m. or while supplies last. One $10 gift card to Smith’s also will be given away to each participating car. Recipients are asked to wear face coverings at all times while going through the drive-thru process and interacting with staff and volunteers. The Culinary Academy operates its food assistance program for residents impacted by COVID-19 with support from Clark County, corporate donors, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and other partners.
“Many families continue to struggle because of impacts from COVID-19,” said Commissioner Jones. “This pop-up event is a great way to offer food to people in need and also to encourage all those who are eligible to get their COVID-19 shot if they haven’t done so already. The more residents who get vaccinated the sooner we can put the pandemic behind us.”
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. Other upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics 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 (855) 635-0235 or email Homebound@SNHD.org. Information about the 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.
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 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-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 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.