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Eligibility age drop: Nevadans 65+ years old to start receiving vaccines next week

Posted at 3:37 PM, Feb 17, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Starting next week, the age for who is eligible to receive a vaccine in Nevada drops from 70 years old and up to 65 and up through the federal pharmacy partnership program in all counties.

It's the next age group in the "general population" lane of the state's vaccination distribution plan, meaning more people are eligible from that lane.

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Concurrently, frontline and essential workers continue to be eligible for the vaccine. This includes nurses, doctors, law enforcement, teachers, food support, shelter workers and more.

During a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak clarified that the expanded eligibility will only be available at pharmacy partners enrolled in the federal pharmacy partnership program due to limited allocations of the vaccine, but the drop in age eligibility applies to all counties.

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The pharmacy partners will begin to schedule those appointments next week after shipments of the COVID vaccine are received, he says.

Gov. Sisolak also says his hope is to offer the vaccine to the 65-and-up age group at vaccination events statewide by March 1.

Visit southernnevadahealthdistrict.org for more information
about vaccine eligibility in Clark County.

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