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Posted on: February 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County Commission receives update on COVID-19 vaccination progress and outreach

Nye County and its state partner Immunize Nevada are operating three-to-four COVID-19 vaccination PODs this week, Emergency Management Director Scott Lewis told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.

Through February 1st, the County and the State have administered approximately 1,600 COVID-19 vaccinations, including some second-round vaccinations. These numbers include general public seniors ages 70 and older as part of the County's limited weekly allocation. County Emergency Management is continuing to work daily with the State to obtain more COVID-19 vaccines for our residents. 

"We have been successfully vaccinating individuals throughout Nye County," Lewis said. "We are continuing with Moderna product which in 30 days you receive your second vaccination. All the steps have been closely managed and working with our partners including the State."

The County has received nearly 4,300 requests for the COVID-19 Vaccination through the website and phone line at request number does not include vaccine requests through the local pharmacies or at the State level.

The timeframe for wider vaccine available for the general public and frontline/essential workers is unknown. Also, check with your local pharmacy for possible vaccine availability.

Governor Steve Sisolak said Tuesday the State has received 324,275 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 248,748 doses – or 76.7 percent of doses received, according to data provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), based on federal data from February 1st. 

Nevada is currently leading all states and territories in FEMA Region 9 when it comes to the percent of doses administered. 

The State continues to work collaboratively with the Biden-Harris Administration and federal agencies to identify needs and request additional assistance for Nevada's immunization efforts. The COVID-19 response is federally supported, state-managed, and locally executed.

State of Nevada COVID-19 Fighter website


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