Medical experts answer community members’ COVID questions at local vaccine forum

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Forum for the general public on Friday.

The forum is taking place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the William U. Pearson Center on Carey near MLK.

The goal of the evening forum is to encourage everyone to get immunized and protected against the virus.

The forum will also allow community members to reach out to medical experts with questions regarding the virus and the vaccine.

Commissioner McCurdy will be joined by nurses and infectious disease specialists to help lead the discussion.

He spoke with 8 News Now prior to the event on the importance of the forum.

“There is so much going on out there, there is a lot going out in the world of social media especially, and as much as we can do to bring people together in a space and listen to healthcare professionals about what the covid vaccine is and what it isn’t, I think that we are going to move people closer to being more comfortable with receiving the vaccine,” said McCurdy.

The first 50 attendees will be offered the vaccine if they have not already received it.

The forum is free to the public.

COVID-19 Vaccine Forum

  • WHO: Free to the public
  • WHERE: William U. Pearson Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.
  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A list of pharmacies and other sites offering vaccinations can be found on the Health District’s website by clicking HERE or by calling the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-800-401-0946, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The COVID-19 vaccine is also available to those who are homebound. For more information call (855) 635-0235 or email: Homebound@SNHD.org

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