Efforts began Thursday morning to provide COVID-19 vaccines to some of the Las Vegas Valley’s most vulnerable residents.
The Immigrant Home Foundation and Walmart are performing in east Las Vegas at the Rafael Rivera Community Center, 2900 Stewart Ave.
The clinic is open every week from Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 833-886-0023. However, walk-ins are also welcome based on availability.
The clinic will have 250 doses per day and is expected to last at least three to six weeks, depending on the availability of the vaccine, a spokeswoman said.
The Immigrant Home Foundation vaccination center is overseen by Walmart in collaboration with various elected officials and community partners.
Patients seeking vaccinations, including those uninsured, have no out-of-pocket costs, according to a press release. Facial covering, temperature controls, and social distancing are required upon check-in.
Groups currently eligible for vaccination are listed on the vaccination distribution pages on the Southern Nevada Health District website at www.SNHD.info/covid. Eligible recipients include people age 65 and over, healthcare workers, and people in public safety and frontline community support groups.
“We are grateful for this unique partnership between Walmart, the Immigrant Home Foundation and many other community partners to provide COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in one of the hardest-hit areas in the Las Vegas Valley,” said William McCurdy II, Clark Agent County district includes the clinic grounds. “This clinic will offer appointments in the next few weeks. We encourage your parents, grandparents, and anyone else who is entitled to a chance to help book their appointments today. “
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