Vegas Golden Knights host pop-up vaccine clinic before Sunday’s game

Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The energy at the Toshiba Plaza before Sunday’s hockey game was high.

As people got ready to cheer on the Golden Knights and protect the valley, a Smith’s and Immunize Nevada pop-up clinic was up and running providing vaccines.

“the reason why we are able to do these things and be at playoffs as fans is because of vaccines,” said Kelly Wranik, Immunize Nevada Community health worker. “it’s ultimately protecting ourselves and protecting our community and protecting this country against the serious threat which is COVID-19.”

Those 12 and older were able to receive the Pfizer shot or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“Do it for yourself, stay healthy,” said pharmacy practice coordinator Dan Heller. “If not for you, do it for your family, friends and loved ones to keep them healthy and not to pass it on.”

Troy Kendrick, a season ticket holder opted for the Johnson & Johnson. Like many people he has been hesitant.

“I’ve been apprehensive, weighing the pros and cons,” said Kendrick. “I got my mom; my mom is elderly. So, I want to protect her.”

With a free Knights hat to sport at the game, it was “go Knights go.”

“I’m excited we’re going to go all the way,” Kendrick said.

Two hundred doses were administered in total.

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