Encore Las Vegas to host Covid-19 vaccination centre

Encore will partner with the University Medical Centre (UMC).
Encore will partner with the University Medical Centre (UMC).

Having previously offered on-site Covid-19 testing, the Las Vegas venue will now be used as a vaccination site.

US.- Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is to transform part of its convention space into a state-operated vaccination centre.

From January 18, the University Medical Centre (UMC) will vaccinate Nevada residents at the Wynn Resorts property from Monday to Friday.

Wynn previously offered on-site Covid-19 testing for employees.

Wynn Resorts CEO, Matt Maddox, said in a statement: “We offered Encore as a vaccination location to help facilitate vaccine distribution as quickly and efficiently as possible throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

“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.”

Initially, the vaccination centre will only be used to vaccinate the elderly, healthcare workers and first responders, but the list of those entitled to the vaccine will eventually expand.

The company has faced huge losses as a consequence of the pandemic, reporting a 77.5 per cent drop in revenue year-on-year for the third quarter of 2020.

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