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Here's how the vaccination lanes will work in Nevada

Posted at 10:43 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 22:07:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada is adapting a new vaccination plan that will allow the state to distribute doses to essential workers and vulnerable segments of the population at the same time.

The state will shift from its previous system of vaccination “tiers” to a new dual “lane” strategy.

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Each of those lanes will be divided into priority groups with public safety workers at the top of the workforce sector and elderly Nevadans at the top of the general population group.

If you want to get a vaccine, you will need to fill out this form.

The lane structure will begin after individual counties finish vaccinating those in the initial first “tier” of vaccination priority. The rate of completion will depend on size of population and vaccine availability.

Another change is the prioritization of those ages 70 and older. Previously, the state had planned to prioritize those 75 and above.

Everyone who is 70 and older will be the first to receive the vaccine in their lane.

Next will be individuals ages 65 and 69.

Individuals ages 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions will follow and, finally, healthy individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 will receive vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccinations from UMC are currently limited to people 70 and older, first responders and health care workers. To make an appointment, click here.