Virus Outbreak California

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Southern Nevada Health District this week launched a large COVID-19 vaccine center at Cashman Center in Las Vegas and announced plans for other vaccine sites around the city.

Unfortunately for those who live in Southern Nevada outside of Las Vegas, not much has been announced in the way of vaccination sites.

Here's what to do if you need a COVID-19 vaccination appointment outside of the Las Vegas area.

BOULDER CITY

On Friday, Boulder City officials announced that it would launch a COVID-19 vaccination program for seniors 70 years or older and educators starting Jan. 25.

Officials ask for appointments to be made via the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department at 702-293-9256.

Those without an appointment will be refused service, city officials said.

Officials ask residents not to leave a message or try to contact other staff for appointment information. The office will be closed Jan. 18 for MLK Day.

MESQUITE

According to Mesquite's health website, residents can begin making appointments online or in person on Friday, Jan. 22. Vaccinations are set to begin Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Officials said appointments will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Rising Star Field House at 333 N. Sandhill. Vaccines will be offered at no cost.

The latest vaccine information for Mesquite residents can be found online.

NYE COUNTY

Nye County has begun vaccinations for seniors 70 years and older today in Pahrump in limited numbers. 

Nye County has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources Page that includes a fillable COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form for the public interested in receiving the vaccine as it becomes more widely available.

If you do not have access to the internet, Nye County has launched a COVID-19 vaccine interest hotline at (775) 751-6313. Nye County officials are asking residents to either fill out the interest form or call the hotline, not both.

The Nye County Department of Emergency Management is working with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, and Immunize Nevada to distribute COVID-19 vaccines throughout the County as they become available. The County and the State are identifying facilities that can properly stock, administer, and maintain COVID-19 vaccine and meet additional federal and state requirements. The County is working with State Health Officials on the limited weekly allocations.

LAUGHLIN

Older residents and frontline workers in Laughlin will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine the first week of February, according to Clark County.

The county and Southern Nevada Health District plan to vaccinate 2,000 people in Laughlin on Feb. 3 and 4. Only people age 70 and older, frontline workers and other eligible groups can currently get the vaccine.

Appointments are required, the county said.

The clinic will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Aquarius Casino at 1900 S. Casino Drive. Appointments can be booked by clicking here.

“Ensuring that all Clark County residents have easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority. This includes the outlying area of Laughlin, home to 10,000 Nevadans,” said Commissioner Michael Naft who represents the area, in a written statement. “This vaccination site is a key step in rebooting our economy and allowing the thousands of visitors who enjoy all that Laughlin has to offer an opportunity to return, safely.”

Residents with questions about the vaccine and the vaccination process may call the Nevada COVID Vaccine Call Center at 1-800-401-0946.

OTHER AREAS

Immunize Nevada has a breakdown of where every county stands in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The group will update its plans online.

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