Drive-thru vaccinations to be offered at Las Vegas Convention Center

Drive-thru vaccinations to be offered at Las Vegas Convention Center
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Officials in Las Vegas are opening a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the city's convention center as health authorities around the country seek to vaccinate as many Americans as possible.

The Associated Press reported that Clark County's top health officer announced the clinic's opening on Monday and added that the county is working to make the COVID-19 vaccine as accessible as they can.

“We are committed to increasing access and providing as many opportunities for people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as possible,” said Fermin Leguen, the Southern Nevada Health District Officer, according to the AP. “It is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.”

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The clinic will require an appointment, while other clinics including one at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are accepting walk-ins, according to the AP.

Health officials are hoping to reach a 60 percent vaccination rate among eligible Nevadans, which the state has said is the benchmark for ending social distancing rules in entertainment venues and restaurants including in Las Vegas's famous casinos.

Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakPublic option critical to legacy of ACA Retailers face tough decision on requiring masks again Western US airports face jet fuel shortage MORE (D), said last week that he was waiting on guidance from the state medical board on when to end Nevada's mask mandate, but has said that most statewide measures will end June 1.