US Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen visited the Cashman Center Vaccination site and conferred with the officers of the Southern Nevada Health District, the fire department and FEMA (Federal Management Emergency Agency) last April 8, 2021.
Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines were provided in the location while the Henderson Symphony Quartet played in the venue. The senators met various individuals first hand who had the vaccine that day as they shared their pandemic experiences.
Philippine Times posed a query about the government efforts on the nationwide crises and impact on local tourism in Las Vegas.
The senators responded that the vaccines are essential to get the economy back in track and to save lives.
“This site is proof to our travelers that want to come back to Las Vegas that we want those over 50 million visitors, that we are safe, and that we can do this safely,” said Cortez Masto. “We can work with our properties, we can work with our businesses to really make sure people feel comfortable and safe.”
“Vaccines are the key to reopening our schools, getting people back to work, and restoring Nevada’s tourism industry and economy,” Senator Cortez Masto added. “We need to make sure everyone gets vaccinated quickly and fairly, which is why I made sure the American Rescue Plan included specific funding to get vaccines where they need to go, including underserved Nevadans throughout Las Vegas and Reno and our rural towns. Getting vaccinated is safe and easy, and it will make such a difference for our state and our communities when the majority of Nevadans are vaccinated and we can finally overcome this devastating pandemic.”
“Vaccinations have been a critical tool in our effort to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “In Congress, Senator Cortez Masto and I were proud to work on and pass the American Rescue Plan to deliver vaccines to all corners of Nevada, and we will continue working closely with my Senate colleagues, Governor Sisolak, and the Biden Administration to ensure that Nevada’s communities get their fair share of vaccines and resources for COVID relief. I encourage all Nevadans to do their part and get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.”