Free Vaccination Clinics Offered on Campus

All Nevada State College Scorpions, families and community members over the age of 12 are invited to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Nevada State College! College students must be fully vaccinated by November 1st to enroll for Spring 2022 classes, which means first dose of the vaccine is needed October 1st.) To support our community, Nevada State is hosting four free vaccine clinics in partnership with Immunize Nevada. These are walk-in clinics – no appointment necessary. Health insurance is not required.

Nevada State College COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics | Rogers Student Center, Ballroom C

  • Tuesday, August 31 (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, September 9 (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, September 28 (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 7 (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)*

*Please note that if you receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on October 7, you may not receive the second dose until on or after November 4th, and you will not be able to enroll for classes on November 1st.


Will NSC be offering choices of the vaccine? 

  • Yes, attendees have the choice to receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen vaccine.

Do I have to come back to NSC for my second shot? 

  • No, but you can! We will have vaccine clinics spaced 28 days apart, so you are able to come back for your second shot here. You are also free to schedule your second shot appointment elsewhere.

If I got my first shot many months ago and never went back, can I still come get my second shot?

  • Yes. If you received your first COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada, you can come in and get your second dose as long as your first Pfizer dose was received over 21 days ago or your first Moderna dose was received over 28 days ago.  Please note that per CDC guidelines, “You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 4-week interval as possible. However, your second shot may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose, if necessary.”

Will my privacy be protected?

  • Yes. Everyone’s privacy is protected. Getting the vaccine will not affect immigrant status.

Can I bring my friends and family?

  • Absolutely. The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are open to everyone.

Will I be able to receive my booster shot? 

  • For now, 3rd dose eligibility applies only to severely immunocompromised individuals. Contact to find out if you fall into an approved category for immunocompromised individuals.

Why get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

  •  COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating. If enough Nevadans are vaccinated, we can keep businesses, restaurants and schools open.
  • Widespread vaccination will end this pandemic the way it ended smallpox, polio, and measles.


For questions or more information, visit or contact To get more information on vaccines, visit or call 1.800.401.0946.

Weekly Update from President DeRionne (8/30/21)

Dear Nevada State Community,

What a gift to have so many Scorpions back on campus! Seeing so much activity this first week of classes brought me much joy. I had another amazing week. Check out my video update here:

My journey of becoming a Scorpion thus far has been profound. Thank you again for the warm welcome!

Be Well!

Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard


Clery Notice for Fall 2021 COVID-19 Case

Dear Nevada State College Community,

Within the past 24 hours, NS has been informed that a member of the campus community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The individual was last on the NS campus on August 23, 2021 and was confirmed as positive for COVID-19 on August 24, 2021. The individual is recovering and is following protocols set by state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19, the Southern Nevada Health District determines who they may have had close contact with and guidance is provided directly to those individuals.

The Southern Nevada Health District emphasizes that those most at risk from COVID-19 include people who have had daily repeated and prolonged exposure. The college is sending this notification out of an abundance of caution because the individual visited a public space on campus on August 23, 2021.

We ask the NS community to continue following protocols for prevention, maintain social distancing, be aware of symptoms of COVID-19, and seek medical care when it is needed. All individuals confirmed positive for coronavirus should self-report at If you need to schedule a free COVID-19 test, visit

Vaccination clinics are located throughout Clark County. You may find the most convenient vaccination clinic for you by visiting

We are also working with local partners and the Southern Nevada Health District to offer free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus on August 31st and September 9th. Details will be forthcoming.  

Please remember face coverings are required for all students, employees, and members of the public when indoors at a Nevada State College building. We also want to remind you of the mental health and wellness resources available to you during this challenging time. Here is the link to those resources for Nevada State students: and employees: These resources can also be accessed in the State Safe app.

We will continue to share information specific to NS through official channels, including The site includes links to health resources, college operations, current announcements, and other important information.

As you may be aware, the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to vaccinate ALL individuals over the age of 12. To schedule your vaccine, visit We are also working with local partners and the Southern Nevada Health District to offer free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on campus on August 31st and September 9th. Details will be forthcoming. 

Unless there are unusual circumstances, future information regarding positive cases of COVID-19 within the NS community will be posted solely at This information complies with Clery Act requirements.


Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard

Adam Garcia
Vice President & Director
University Police Services, Southern Command