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Mobile COVID-19 shot units headed to Carson City and Pahrump

April 7, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State and federal health officials are taking mobile coronavirus vaccination units this week to the Nye County community of Pahrump and a northern Nevada tribal site in Carson City.

In Las Vegas, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site was open Wednesday at Allegiant Stadium.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Tuesday it had more vaccination slots available than people booking appointments at its biggest shot sites.

The Cashman Center conference hall near downtown has not reached its capacity of 7,000 appointments a day, district official JoAnn Rupiper said.

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Sites also are open at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas student union.

Everyone 16 and older in Nevada became eligible to receive the vaccine on Monday, and officials on Tuesday reported the percentage of the state population fully vaccinated topped 21%.

Two Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile vaccination units are traveling the state for 30 days to offer shots to people in places where medical facilities are otherwise limited.

Officials aim to provide at least 250 shots a day of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to walk-up registrants ages 18 and older.

The Pahrump site will operate Thursday through Saturday at Bob Ruud Community Center.

The Washoe Tribe site on Thursday will be on Clear Creek Avenue in Carson City.