Clark County Commissioners William McCurdy II and Tick Segerblom are partnering with Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, the Southern Nevada Health District, Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, Mi Familia Vota and other partners to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic and free food drive at Global Community High School on Tuesday, June 15, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The high school, which serves English-language learners, is located at 3801 E. Washington Ave., east of Pecos Road next to Desert Pines High School near Washington Avenue and North Pecos Road. The location is in the 89110 ZIP code, which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Las Vegas Valley and large number of Spanish-speaking households. Tuesday’s effort is geared toward offering vaccines, food and services to students, their family members and residents who live in the ethnically and socioeconomically diverse area.
“Clark County is working with many state and local partners to ensure COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone, especially those who live in neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic,” said Commissioner McCurdy, whose Commission district includes the school. “As part of our outreach efforts, we are combining pop-up clinics with food drives and other events to help meet the needs of struggling families where they live, work and go to school, and through trusted providers in the community.”
The Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one approved for children age 12 and older to date, will be available at the clinic as well as Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Janssen vaccine. Bilingual staff will be present at the event to help answer health-related questions and address concerns individuals may have about getting the vaccine. The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas also will be offering free prepared meals and a $10 gift card to Smith’s to those who get vaccinated, while supplies last. Mi Familia Vota, a critical partner in this effort, has been doing grassroots outreach in underserved communities in order to spread the word about this pop-up clinic and food drive and other clinics across Clark County. They have been going door-to-door, calling, texting, and visiting businesses to spread the word about the COVID-19 vaccine to those in the community.
“We’re working with trusted community partners like Mi Familia Vota in order to reach those who have been impacted most by the pandemic,” said Commissioner Segerblom, a member of the Southern Nevada Health District’s Board of Health. “Their grassroots outreach efforts are instrumental in spreading the word about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s important that we listen to the community, ease access to the vaccine, and meet people where they are by bringing the vaccine to them.”
An additional clinic will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., for those who receive first doses on the Pfizer vaccine to return for their second shots.
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.