CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an emergency regulation on Monday to support widespread immunization efforts to help Nevada prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
The regulation, approved and requested by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, authorizes pharmaceutical technicians with appropriate training to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
This emergency regulation will allow pharmacies to meet the increased demand for vaccine services and increase the state's capacity to expediently treat Nevada's population when a viable COVID-19 vaccine is developed and deployed.
The emergency regulation can be found online here.
In late August, the CDC sent a letter to governors across the United States advising them to begin preparing for the eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 1.
In addition to this regulation, the state - including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, and the Nevada National Guard - already has a strategy and conception of operations in place.