Encore at Wynn Las Vegas to become state-run COVID-19 vaccination facility


Encore at Wynn Las Vegas has been announced to become a state-operated COVID-19 vaccination facility. The vaccination will be offered by University Medical Center (UMC), Nevada.

The citizens falling under the eligibility criteria set by the state to avail the vaccination facility will be vaccinated by the UMC starting January 18.

The facility will operate from Monday to Friday at Wynn Resorts, which also has been the leader for on-site COVID-19 testing in Southern Nevada. The casino operator had started a saliva testing lab on Wynn premises.

For the vaccination facility, Wynn is converting Encore’s convention space I partnership with UMC.

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

He added, “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.”