Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Site to Open at New UNLV Location on Monday

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in the parking lot of UNLV’s Stan Fulton building will close Thursday night and reopen on Monday, Oct. 4, in the parking lot of the university’s Paradise Campus at 851 E. Tropicana Ave., just east of Paradise Road across from the Thomas & Mack Center.

Upon relocation, the site’s normal hours of operation will resume five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Members of the public seeking services at the site will enter off Tropicana and Wilber Street, east of the Paradise Campus. The site has the capacity to do about 500 tests and 300 vaccinations each night on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The tests and vaccinations are free.

Since operations started the first week of August, more than 15,000 tests and about 1,500 vaccinations have been administered at the UNLV site. While no appointments are necessary for tests or vaccinations, clients seeking COVID-19 tests at the location are encouraged to set up an account online with Color, the lab providing contracted lab testing services. The account registration process enables clients to receive their test results through the phone number or email address they provide. Pre-registration is not an appointment, but advanced registration helps the drive-thru site operate more efficiently. A Color registration link for the Stan Fulton site is posted on the testing site calendar of the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-testing or by going directly to the registration link at https://tinyurl.com/yhvadbjv.  Tests are self-swab PCR tests. Results take about 72 hours to process. For test result inquiries, contact Color at (844) 531-0545 or by email at mycovidtest@color.com.

Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, Nevada National Guard and Community Ambulance and other partners are operating the site. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines may be available, depending on daily supplies. Pfizer booster doses are available for people who are eligible as well as additional doses of Pfizer or Moderna for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and highly effective at preventing serious illness. A list of pharmacies and other vaccination sites can be found on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. The public also can call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-800-401-0946 or visit www.NVCOVIDFighter.org for information about appointments, vaccines or live chat support.

COVID-19 testing also remains an important part of the community’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus. Additional COVID-19 testing information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing and on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.People who have symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, are encouraged to get tested and to stay home if they are sick.                                     
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