The drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in the parking lot of the UNLV Paradise Campus at 851 E. Tropicana Ave. will be closed next week, from Sunday December 19 to Thursday December 23. It will reopen Sunday, December 26, for its normal five-night-per-week operations, Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm The site is located just east of Paradise Road, across from the Thomas & Mack Center of the UNLV.

About 500 tests and 300 vaccinations, including reminders, are free and available each evening on a first-come, first-served basis. The Pfizer vaccine is available for people 12 years of age and older, in addition to the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines for people 18 years and older. No pediatric dose of Pfizer vaccine is available on this site. Parents can make an appointment for children aged 5 to 11 at most other clinics listed on the health district website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccin. Pediatric vaccines are also available in pediatric offices, clinics, and pharmacies.

The UNLV drive-thru site is operated by Clark County, Nevada National Guard, Health District, and other partners. To date, more than 22,000 tests and 3,700 vaccinations have been administered at this site, which originally operated in the parking lot of the Stan Fulton building at UNLV before moving to its current location this fall.

While no appointments are available on the site for tests or vaccinations, customers looking for COVID-19 tests there are encouraged to create an online account with Color, the lab providing testing services. laboratory contract. The account registration process allows customers to receive their test results via the phone number or email address they provide. A color registration link for the location is available on the company’s website at https://tinyurl.com/yhvadbjv. The tests are PCR tests with self-swabbing. The results take approximately 72 hours to process. For test results requests, contact Color at (844) 531-0545 or by email at [email protected]

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free, and effective in preventing serious illness. The public can also call the state vaccine hotline at 1-800-401-0946 or visit www.NVCOVIDFighter.org for information. Additionally, COVID-19 testing remains an important part of the community’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus. Test information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. An online test site finder is also available on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada. People who have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, are encouraged to get tested and stay home if they are sick.


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