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Confusion, cancellations of COVID-19 vaccine appointments continue in Las Vegas

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 08:32:36-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Heather Daquino is one of many in Southern Nevada who’ve had their COVID-19 vaccine appointment canceled due to limited supplies.

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As a charter school teacher, she was looking forward to getting the vaccine on Friday.

“The link came out for educators, CCSD posted the link and basically all the teachers spread it like wildfire,” said Daquino.

She was ready to roll up her sleeve, but then she received an email that her appointment at UNLV was canceled.

“They said it was an error that we even got the link and we shouldn’t have been able to go in the first place,” said Daquino.

The Clark County School District says that the state has prioritized educators as those who are eligible to get the vaccine, but resources are not there to handle the volume.

“It was just really disappointing and frustrating after finally being able to make an appointment,” said Daquino.

With the current lane system across Nevada, educators, first responders, healthcare workers and those 70-years-old and older can get the vaccine.

Much like educators, seniors have also experienced issues.

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Dr. Daliah Wachs is urging patience as the state figures out the vaccine rollout.

“It wouldn’t surprise me that some of those promised vaccines would have to reschedule, because if something happened to the shipment, or we don’t get the shipment in, then those signed up don’t have it,” said Wachs.