Vaccine Distribution Information
Updated 3/25/2021

The State of Nevada has set an aggressive schedule to expand availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to all Nevadans. Please be advised that with the expanded access of the vaccine, eligibility must be balanced with availability and demand. The majority of vaccine sites require an appointment, so please schedule accordingly.

The updated groups are eligible as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 17: Faculty and staff returning to campus for the summer and fall.
  • Monday, March 22: Retail pharmacies began offering vaccinations to those 16 years and older with underlying medical conditions.
  • Monday, April 5: All Nevadans 16 years of age or older are eligible.  Specific locations may be restricted for 18 years of age or above, please check with the location in advance.

Additional information on underlying medical conditions is available from the CDC.

Students, faculty, staff, and their families (18 years of age or older) can register at the Nevada System of Higher Education’s UNLV location. Registration dates for students and/or family members will be open on or about April 1 or 2. A few things to note in registering at the UNLV location:

  • You may register for the UNLV location here.
  • This registration is for first doses only. If you have had your first dose or have an appointment for your first dose at another location, please continue to that location.
  • You will need to enter your NSHE/Student ID number. If you do not know your NSHE/Student ID number, type “Student” in this field.
  • Family members should type “Family” in the NSHE ID field.
  • Registration is for individuals who are 18 years old and older.
  • You will receive a registration confirmation via email upon completing the form. To ensure you will receive the message, please add the following email address to your safe senders list: no-reply@parse.unlv.mycareplan.health.
  • Please direct questions to Wellness@csn.edu or Patricia.Charlton@csn.edu.

The CSN North Las Vegas Campus in partnership with the City of North Las Vegas opened a Point of Distribution (POD) on March 22 and will be operating primarily Tuesday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (hours and days are subject to change). Registration information is available here.

NSHE Vaccination Effort - FAQ

Nevada System of Higher Education employees

Q: How do I find my NSHE ID?

A: Individuals needing to locate their NSHE ID number can access the information via the Home page.

  • Click on the Cloud Icon in the top right corner and choose View Profile.
  • Click on Actions under your name in the left menu.
  • From the Actions menu, select Personal Data.
  • Select View My ID Information.
  • Click Other IDs.
  • Your NSHE ID is the 10-digit number displayed in the Identification # column.

Q: After arriving at an NSHE vaccination site, how long does it take to receive the vaccination?

A: Upon arrival, you will go through a check-in process to confirm your identification and eligibility. This process time will vary but is generally taking from 15 – 30 minutes.  Following your vaccination per CDC recommendation, you must remain onsite for 15-30 minutes for observation.

Q: Can I choose the brand of vaccine I get?

A: No. You will be provided with the vaccine available that day. You will not be notified in advance if the vaccine administered on a given day will be from Pfizer or Moderna. You will receive a CDC vaccination record card noting the type of vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) you received, and the date you will need to return for your second dose.

Q: How will I know when to return for my second shot?

A: At your appointment, you will receive a CDC vaccination record card noting the type of vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) you received, and the date you will need to return for your second dose. You will receive reminders via text, email and phone five days prior, two days prior and one day prior to your appointment.  The reminder includes date, time and location for second vaccination.

Q: Where do I park at the UNLV vaccination site?

A: Parking at UNLV for vaccination appointments is available in Lot D, accessible via Harmon Avenue from S. Maryland Parkway.

Q:  Where do I park at the CSN vaccination site?

A: Parking at CSN for vaccination appointments is available in front of the Student Union, accessible off of College Drive and Heather Drive.

A few important things to note about registration:

Your information and your role will be cross-referenced to confirm your vaccination eligibility.

Be sure to complete all fields on the registration form. Your appointment is subject to cancellation if full information is not provided.

You will be asked to upload a photo of your insurance card if you have one. While your insurance will be billed for services, you will not receive a bill and will not incur a personal charge for the vaccine.

Q: How do I reschedule or cancel my vaccination appointment?

A: To reschedule or cancel your appointment or modify your registration information, please  contact the CSN Wellness team as soon as possible.

Q: If I change jobs/leave the NSHE system after my first dose, am I still eligible to receive the second dose?

A: Yes. You must receive both doses from the same location for medical record purposes.

Q: If I attend one of the Northern Nevada NSHE campuses but live in Southern Nevada and am attending school remotely, or attend school in Northern Nevada but am attending school remotely from home in Southern Nevada, where can I get my vaccination?

A: Individuals currently affiliated with northern Nevada NSHE institutions who are working in Southern Nevada and qualify under the current priority group should reach out to the CSN Wellness team.

General Public - Community Registration Information*

Q: How can I get a vaccine?

A: The Southern Nevada Health District is providing information about the availability of vaccinations for the general public.

The Southern Nevada Health District continuously updates the community registration portal with expanded designations per the state playbook. Information can be found here.

UNLV Medicine COVID Vaccine Registration

Seniors age 70 and over are still are able to register for the vaccine at one of several locations on the health district’s registration portal. Please check the website frequently as appointments and locations are being added daily.

General Vaccine Questions

Q: Do I have to wear a mask after being vaccinated?

A: Yes. CDC recommends that during the pandemic people wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth when in contact with others outside your household, when in healthcare facilities, and when receiving any vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine. While you may be vaccinated, others may not be.

While experts learn more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide under real-life conditions, it will be important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to us to help stop this pandemic, including wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and social distancing. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations for these practices that slow the spread of the virus. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.

Q: If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it's available?

A: Yes. According to the CDC, you should get the vaccine regardless of whether or not you have had COVID-19. Current evidence suggests that COVID-19 reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection. For information, please read the CDC’s advice in the “Getting Vaccinated” section of its website.

Q: Why should I get the vaccine?

A: The CDC recommends the COVID-19 vaccination to help keep you from getting COVID-19, to build up your immunity to the virus; and to help stop the pandemic. For detailed information, please read “Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine” on the CDC website.

Our goal as part of NSHE is to vaccinate as many of our faculty, staff and students as possible to safeguard the health and safety of our community. It also will help to get our students and faculty back in the classroom, lab, and field, doing what they do best – innovating, engaging, creating, and improving the world around us.

Every individual’s situation is different so please talk with your primary care provider about the vaccine and what is right for you. For more information, please read “Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine” on the CDC website.

Q: How long is the vaccination effective?

A: According to the CDC, we won’t know how long immunity lasts until we have a vaccine and more data on how well it works. Both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity are important aspects of COVID-19 that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available. Visit the CDC’s website for information.

Q: Am I contagious after I get the vaccine?

A: No. Neither the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine contain a live virus. Visit the CDC for information on how Messenger RNA vaccines work.

Q: Are there side effects to the vaccine?

A: Please see the CDC’s website for more information on what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, and allergic reactions.

Q: If I don’t get the second shot, will I still have immunity?

A: Two doses of the vaccine are needed to protect you from getting COVID-19. Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease.

Q: Is the vaccine safe for pregnant women and children?

A: Please see the CDC’s website for advice on “Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding.” The COVID-19 vaccine is currently not approved for use in children. Pfizer's vaccine has been authorized for ages 16 and up. Moderna's vaccine is currently authorized for ages 18 and up.

Priority of Campus Groups


Testing

For information on testing and a list of nearby test sites, please visit https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/testing/.

Information about Vaccines  


Immunize Nevada

Immunize Nevada provides recommended immunization schedules for children, teens, and adults, and continuing education and training for healthcare providers. The website’s COVID-19 section includes questions and answers about the new coronavirus vaccine, safety and the technology behind it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Visit the CDC website to read about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program and what to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination visit.

The CDC also offers information about:


State of Nevada Health Response

Nevada has released its COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook, a comprehensive report detailing the planning and statewide implementation of the vaccine program.


Southern Nevada Health District

Additional frequently asked questions are available on the Southern Nevada Health District website.