Drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccinations begin at UNLV site

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District have come together with other county organizations to provide free drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccinations to valley residents.

In an effort to make COVID-19 vaccinations and tests more convenient, a drive-thru clinic opened at UNLV this week and no appointments are needed.

“I feel it’s convenient for a lot of people to come here and stay in their cars and go through the drive-thru,” said Las Vegas resident, Sean Garcia. “It’s faster!”

The vaccinations and testing will take place five nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday in the UNLV Stan Fulton parking lot. It’s located at 801 E. Flamingo Road, off Paradise Road.

The full five-day-a-week schedule for the clinic began Sunday, Aug. 8.

“The most effective way for us to limit the spread of COVID-19 is for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We also need people to get tested if they develop symptoms and to stay home if they are sick to help keep our caseloads down and to protect our hospitals from getting overcrowded,” said Clark County Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

The site will have about 300 doses of the vaccine and 500 COVID tests each night of operation.

“I am vaccinated, fully vaccinated,” said Las Vegas resident, Vanessa Rodriguez. “We just came back from vacation so it’s more of a precautionary thing for both of us because we don’t want to bring something back to people that we are going to be around,” she said.

While appointments are not needed at this site, officials suggest preregistering online to make the process go faster once you arrive. Click here to preregister.

The three COVID vaccines will be available at the vaccine site.

Health officials helping run the site ask that people who get their shot wait 15 minutes in their car afterward.

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