When will the vaccine be available?
Vaccines to protect against COVID-19 are available now. The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Distribution of the vaccine is determined by Nevada Department of Health.
Is the vaccine safe?
At CommonSpirit Health, safety is our priority, and we only administer vaccines that are recommended by the FDA as safe and effective.
When can I get the vaccine?
CDC recommendations indicate a phased approach to vaccine allocation, beginning in Phase 1a with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1b includes essential workers and people aged 75 and older. Phase 1c includes people over age 65, people under age 65 who have underlying medical conditions, and other essential workers. As vaccine supply increases, vaccines may be more widely available to the public in the coming months.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Check with the Southern Nevada Health District for more information about provider sites near you.
How is the vaccine given?
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart. When a vaccine is given, information will be provided about when to get the second dose.
Where can I get more information about the vaccine?
For additional information on the COVID-19 and the vaccine approval process, we recommend reviewing the FAQs on the CDC website and FDA website.