By Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy
Whether it’s getting back to work, spending time with our families, playing sports or enjoying and supporting local restaurants and retail stores, we all want to return to our normal, everyday lives. Our wish is close to becoming a reality – but to achieve it, we must all take our COVID-19 shot to help end the pandemic.
While there has been progress in getting more Black and African Americans vaccinated, it is not enough – vaccinations within our community continue to lag. There are many reasons for this but one fact remains: Knowledge is power. We launched the “Back to Life” campaign to separate fact from fiction, to keep you informed, connect those who need access to vaccination sites, and stress the importance of being fully vaccinated to protect the health of ourselves, family members and the community. Follow @BacktoLifeSNV on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, use the hashtag #BacktoLifeSNV, or visit www.clarkcountynv.gov/backtolife for downloadable materials, upcoming events and vaccination sites.
Don’t wait – the sooner we take our shot, the quicker we can get back to normal. All residents 16 years of age and older are now eligible to receive vaccinations. You can even make it a family affair – schedule your family members’ appointments on the same date and time. You can book appointments online at www.SNHD.info/COVID. If you have questions about the vaccine or need help scheduling an appointment, call 1-800- 401-0946.
Remember, that it’s okay to take whichever vaccine is available to you. All are approved for use in the United States and are free, safe, and highly effective at preventing COVID-19. If you have mobility issues and need help getting to your vaccination appointment, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada can help. Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Assistance line at (702) 901-8445, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon, or email questions to email@example.com.
It’s our turn to make a difference. If we all take our shot, we can beat COVID-19 and get back to life.