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Medical director: Nevada vaccines starting to ramp up

Posted at 8:19 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 03:06:58-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNVO — A health official says it was a slow start but Southern Nevada is starting to see more COVID-19 vaccines as of late.

"The vaccines are starting to ramp up," said Dr. Amy Levin, the medical director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada.

"We are still working right now on people over 70 years old, as well as people that are in healthcare," she said.

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"We are hoping to move into the next tier soon," she added, "but for now, we are still in that first tier of people."

Dr. Levin says it could be another two weeks before people 65 and over can get the vaccine, but also says that could change.

She also says staffing has not been a problem in Southern Nevada but they've relied on volunteers through the effort.