Encore Hotel opens as vaccine site

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By News and Talk Radio 840 AM

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Starting on Monday, a U.M.C. COVID-19 Vaccination Center will open its doors at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.

The center will operate Monday throuigh Friday, with the ability to increase hours as the program expands.  

The site will be located in the resort's convention space near the Encore self-parking garage. Vaccines at the Center are available to residents of Nevada who are eligible under the current State of Nevada vaccination guidelines.

The partnership between U.M.C. and Wynn Resorts was formed to increase distribution of the vaccine throughout the Las Vegas Valley at a convenient location, and to assist in the state's recovery from the pandemic.

"We offered Encore as a vaccination location to help facilitate vaccine distribution as quickly and efficiently as possible throughout the Las Vegas Valley," said Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts.  "Our partnership with UMC began with our extensive onsite employee testing program.  Based upon the success of that program with UMC, we look forward to hosting this critical step in our state's economic and health recovery."

"The UMC COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Encore will serve as a valuable asset to our community as we work together to protect our most vulnerable populations and eventually bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic," said UMC CEO Mason Van Houweling. "UMC's world-class health care team members look forward to working alongside our trusted partners at Wynn Resorts to build a brighter, healthier future for Southern Nevada."

The Encore location will replace UMC's existing COVID-19 vaccination clinic at UMC's Delta Point Building. All UMC vaccination appointments scheduled on or after January 18 will take place at the Encore location.