Henderson Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Seniors 70+
The City of Henderson, in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District and Sun City Anthem, is providing free COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 70 years+. The vaccinations will be by appointment only.
Appointments are available:
Monday-Saturday, Jan. 25-Feb.13
Sun City Anthem Community Center
2450 Hampton Rd.
These vaccinations will be the first of a two-dose regimen. Information regarding scheduling the second dose will be provided at the first appointment.
To schedule an appointment, please click here.
Vaccine is based on availability and schedule is subject to change.
Sun City Anthem COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs
Are the vaccinations only for Sun City Anthem residents?
This event is not exclusive to Sun City residents or Henderson residents. This is for any Southern Nevada resident 70+.
Which vaccine will I get?
During this event, recipients will get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Southern Nevada Health District.
Is the COH providing transportation to this event?
While we are not offering transportation, we do want to get the vaccine to as many seniors as possible. We intend to offer additional vaccination locations in the next few weeks that may be closer for some residents.
When do I schedule the second dose?
Information regarding second dose scheduling will be provided to the recipients during the first appointment.
I don’t have a printer for the PDF form you want me to bring. What can I do?
If you don’t have printer, we will have extra forms at the vaccination site for you to complete.
More Vaccination Sites
Additional vaccination appointments are available throughout the Valley.
What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Nevada is adapting a new vaccination plan that will allow the state to distribute doses to essential workers and vulnerable segments of the population at the same time. The state is shifting from its previous system of vaccination “tiers” to a new dual “lane” strategy.
Each of those lanes will be divided into priority groups with public safety workers at the top of the workforce sector and elderly Nevadans at the top of the general population group.
For more information on the Tiers and Lane system, please refer to the Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook.
These frequently asked questions will be updated as new information is available.
Are these vaccines safe?
The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make a coronavirus vaccine(s) available. Most vaccine side effects happen within the first weeks to months after getting a vaccine, which is why the FDA required companies to have two months of safety data before applying for emergency-use authorization. Data collected in clinical trials indicate that side effects of the vaccines include fever, headache, arm soreness, redness at the injection site and a feeling of being rundown. Such side effects are common for vaccines approved for other diseases.
Learn more about the two vaccines currently available by downloading the fact sheets for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Who will receive the first vaccines?
In Nevada, the first tier includes health care workers, emergency service workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. There was a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in December, but the supply will continually increase in the weeks and months that follow. Source: SNHD
When I am vaccinated, how long will it take to start working?
The effect of vaccinations generally isn’t immediate. People are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot, but full protection may not happen until a couple weeks after the second shot. Source: CDC
Who shouldn’t get the vaccine?
Pregnant women, the immunocompromised and those who have exhibited strong allergic reactsion in the past should consult with their health care providers about the risks and benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination as there has not been extensive testing in the U.S. The vaccine is not currently recommended for children under 16 years old. Source: CDC and SNHD
Will the COVID-19 vaccination give me COVID-19?
None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The goal of the vaccine is to teach your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity. Source: CDC
I don’t feel sick and I’m careful and wear a mask. Why should I get the vaccine?
COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick or just exposed to the virus, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Source: CDC
I’ve already had COVID-19. Aren’t I immune now?
Getting COVID-19 may offer some protection, known as natural immunity. But experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. The COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody response without having to experience sickness. Source: CDC
What can I do now to protect myself from getting COVID-19 until a vaccine is available for me?
Continue/Begin to cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often and thoroughly. Get more information about these and other steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Source: CDC
When can I stop wearing a mask and maintaining social distance in public after I’ve received both doses of the vaccination?
Facial coverings, social distancing, and frequent handwashing are still recommended after you are vaccinated. Neither the Pfizer nor the Moderna vaccine trials tested whether the vaccines prevent people from being infected with the virus. Those trials focused on whether people were shielded from developing disease symptoms. Experts need to understand more about the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change recommendations on steps everyone should take to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Source: SNHD
Refer to the CDC's recommedations on how to protect yourself and others.
What about herd immunity?
Experts do not know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity (when enough people have protection from previous infection or vaccination that it is unlikely a virus or bacteria can spread and cause disease). As a result, everyone within the community is protected even if some people don’t have any protection themselves. Source: SNHD
How much will the vaccine cost?
Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars and provided to the Southern Nevada Health District will be given to residents at no cost. If you are vaccinated at another provider, it is important to know they may charge an administration fee for giving the vaccine to you. This fee can be reimbursed by your insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. Source: SNHD