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Gov. Sisolak: New COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starts Mar. 22

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 11:13 AM PDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 5:27 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - Governor Steve Sisolak announced new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility during a press conference Wednesday, March 17.

“The end is in sight. Nevada, we can do this, we can do this together.”

Governor Steve Sisolak

Beginning March 22, 2021, all Nevadans 16 and older with underlying health conditions are eligible to get the vaccine.

“Vaccination opportunities for this group of Nevadans will be available through the retail pharmacy program,” Gov. Sisolak said.

Beginning April 5, 2021, all Nevadans 16 and older are eligible to get the vaccine.

Gov. Sisolak added, “By opening up eligibility to all Nevadans 16 and older on April 5 means that families, friends, and coworkers can seek this opportunity together which will help address access and hesitancy.”

Current vaccine eligibility is outlined in the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook.

When asked about meeting the demand for vaccines when opening the eligibility window, Gov. Sisolak said residents need to continue to show up for scheduled appointments and praised counties for getting shots into people’s arms.

He said currently, 1 in 4 of Nevada’s eligible population has received the vaccine.

“State & local partners are working to ensure we’re putting as many doses as possible into arms every single day,”Gov. Sisolak said.

The Governor closed his address with a plea to Nevadans: “As soon as you are available for the vaccine, make the appointment.”

As more sites are added and appointments become available, Nevadans are encouraged to check their county-specific plan at NVCOVIDFighter.org or by calling the State hotline at 1-800-401-0946.

If you are currently eligible to get vaccinated in Nevada and haven’t yet, you can find more information on scheduling and appointments here.

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