Coronavirus: Clark County has roughly 2,000 vaccine appointments still available for this week

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Clark County has roughly 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments still available for this week.

Registrations for this week’s appointments with the Clark County Combined Health District opened Thursday morning. The CCCHD is slated to receive about 3,510 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week —making it the largest amount allotted to date.

“So for those of you who know someone who has said, ‘ugh I’ve tried for weeks and I couldn’t get through and I’m just done with it. Forget it, I’m just not going to get a vaccine.’ This is the week to change your mind,” CCCHD Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said on Friday. “This is the week to call us. This is the week to go online and schedule.”

Residents 65 and older or those with a qualifying health condition can schedule an appointment.

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Qualifying health conditions include: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, inherited metabolic disorder including phenylketonuria, severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly and microcephaly, severe genetic disorders including Down Syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome and muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, alpha and beta thalassemia, solid organ transplants, severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalizations within the past year, severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalizations within the past year, severe lung disease including asthma requiring hospitalizations within the past year.

Those who were eligible for vaccination in phase 1a, including non-hospital affiliated healthcare workers and congregate care residents and staff, nursing home or assisted living facilities not enrolled in the federal long-term care pharmacy program also are able to schedule appointments.

To schedule an appointment, call the health district at 937-717-2439 or schedule online at ccchd.com.

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