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COVID-19 vaccine shortages lead to vaccination appointment delays in Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is out, it looks as if everyone is simply ready till it’s their flip to get it, however lately right here in Nevada there was a COVID-19 vaccine scarcity inflicting main concern.

Places like ‘Sun City Anthem’ in Henderson simply introduced they’re having to postpone their appointments for February.

Candice McDaniel with the Nevada Department of Health & Human Services acknowledges the shortage of doses accessible in Nevada presently.

“As you know the state of Nevada is receiving limited doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government each week,” stated McDaniel. “Many vaccination websites are having to scale down due to the restricted allocation we’re set to obtain subsequent week.:

On Friday, the state reported that greater than 137,000 Nevadans have acquired the COVID-19 vaccine, and for the previous 5 weeks, Nevada has acquired roughly 36,000 doses every week.

The objective nevertheless is eighteen,000 doses per day — a objective the state is effectively behind at this level. 

“The federal allocation should be based on population. which is what we were told it would be. Our assessment is that, it is not being done based on population from the federal government. we have been making requests through FEMA,” stated Caleb Cage, Nevada’s COVID-19 Response Director.

The City of Henderson posted on Twitter they have been going by a brief COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, with Sun City Anthem being one of many affected places. As of now that location remains to be ready to administer the vaccine by this week however will cease in February. 

CDC data shows Nevada is second to last in the country for people getting their vaccines, but as for more doses coming in weekly, it’s still unknown.

“We are communicating through the emergency management system as a state for the additional doses,” Cage stated. “As the Biden administration takes further control of this process, we anticipate having more conversation with them going forward.”

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