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One millionth COVID-19 vaccine administered in Nevada

Nevada reached a major milestone Thursday, March 18, with more than one million COVID-19...
Nevada reached a major milestone Thursday, March 18, with more than one million COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the state.(KOLO)
Published: Mar. 18, 2021 at 12:09 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Nevada reached a major milestone Thursday with more than one million COVID-19 vaccines being administered in the state.

“This milestone marks a significant moment as Nevadans fight to end the pandemic, but this milestone doesn’t happen without the individual contributions of so many,” said Governor Sisolak. “Thank you to our state and local emergency managers, the Nevada National Guard, FEMA staff on the ground in Nevada, our public health officials, and all of the health care workers vaccinating Nevadans. And thank you to all those who have chosen to be vaccinated and to all who are patiently waiting your turn and continuing the mitigation measures we know work.”

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require two doses, 21 and 28 days apart, respectively, and 367,732 Nevadans are fully vaccinated either with the two required shots or through the one-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.

“We are on the road to recovery, but we still have some distance to go,” the governor said in a statement on YouTube. He went on to encourage Nevadans to share who their COVID vaccine hero is. You can email nevadaherooftheday@gmail.com.

On Wednesday, Gov. Sisolak announced expanded eligibility to Nevadans age 16 and older with underlying health conditions beginning Mar. 22, and to all Nevadans 16 and older beginning April 5.

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