Dem Govs Get It Done: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Launches Mobile Vaccination Units to Reach Rural and Tribal Areas
Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, alongside FEMA and local partners, launched two mobile vaccination units to support equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in rural and tribal areas with limited medical infrastructure.
Gov. Sisolak said, “It’s imperative that every eligible Nevadan has access to these life-saving vaccines.” The first vaccination event will be on Tuesday.
Gov. Sisolak, like other Democratic governors, has been prioritizing equity in Nevada’s vaccine distribution. Earlier this year, Gov. Sisolak launched the Equity and Fairness Initiative to work with local officials to alleviate challenges with equity and fairness.
Read more about Gov. Sisolak’s new mobile vaccination units below.
Las Vegas Review Journal: Rural, tribal Nevadans receiving mobile vaccine units
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending mobile units to Nevada to help rural and tribal residents receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Beginning Tuesday, two mobile units will make their way across the state to vaccinate any resident 16 or older, according to a statement from Nevada Health Response on Saturday.
The vehicles will have registered nurses, and people available to vaccinate, prepare the shot, screen residents and serve as security. They’re expected to vaccinate at least 250 people daily with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot.
“COVID-19 vaccines are the way we get back to the moments the pandemic put on hold,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said in the statement. “It’s imperative that every Nevadan has access to these life-saving vaccines, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with FEMA. This helps in our efforts to provide equitable distribution to populations in rural and tribal areas.”
Elko Daily Free Press: Mobile vaccination units headed to rural Nevada communities
Nevada began allowing anyone 16 and older to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines this week, and mobile units are on their way to rural areas to deliver them.
In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local supporters, Nevada launched two mobile vaccination units “to support equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in rural and tribal areas where limited medical infrastructure exists.”
The mobile units arrived in the state on Saturday and their first vaccination event will be on Tuesday.
Statewide, more than 1.3 million doses of coronavirus vaccine had been administered as of Monday.