LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Updated data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Nevada is the worst state for COVID-19 vaccine doses administered for every 100,000 people.
The data was updated in the afternoon of Jan. 23.
In Las Vegas, health officials say that the vaccine demand is outpacing the supply.
Dr. Christina Madison is noticing a lot of appointment cancellations for the vaccine.
She believes folks are nervous about not getting the vaccine and make several appointments, but only showing up for one.
“I think that’s what’s happening with some of my seniors is that they’re nervous about not being able to get the appointment so they’re making it at multiple locations,” says Dr. Madison.
The Cashman Center 'superpod' distribution site is closed for the weekend, however, Roseman University administered 564 doses on Saturday.
Last weekend, they did 321 doses.
Dr. Madison says there are some growing pains in the process of administering the vaccine, like people not showing up or some getting all the way to the registration process only to be disqualified for the vaccine.
“Either they had a vaccine within the last 14 days or we had somebody who had gotten antibody treatment and it had been less than 90 days, we also had a couple of people who weren’t on the priority list,” says Dr. Madison.
Nevada’s current lane system allows seniors who are at least 70-years-old to make appointments for the vaccine.
On Friday, there was trouble for seniors as the City of Henderson said appointments scheduled for the first two weeks of February are canceled, due to lack of supply.
Dr. Madison is confident that the vaccination process will continue to evolve and medical professionals are adapting.
“There’s some things I’m going to change for next weekend that I think will make the process even smoother next time,” says Dr. Madison.