LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has responded to the reported delayed vaccines from last week's winter storms across the nation.
Monday, Sisolak wrote in a tweet that more than 46,000 delayed doses were being delivered to the state as of Monday morning.
Last week, severe weather across the country delayed shipment & receipt of more than 46,000 #COVID19 vaccines meant for Nevada.— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) February 22, 2021
Good news: as of this morning, the delayed doses are being delivered! A lot of work went into getting them here. I'd like to thank some folks...
Last week, a tweet by the Nevada Health Response reported a possible delay in vaccine deliveries to the state because of severe weather in other parts of the country.
The State received word some vaccine deliveries may be delayed in arriving this week due to severe storms across the country. Our team is monitoring closely & working with health districts & pharmacies that may be affected. We ask Nevadans to continue to be patient at this time.— @NVHealthResponse (@NVHealthRespon1) February 15, 2021
The Pfizer vaccines are mostly shipped from their primary site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, directly to the point of use.
The Moderna vaccine is being shipped from its distribution centers in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and outside Louisville, Kentucky.
Sisolak also wrote that state and local partners will be working overtime this week to help deliver the first and second COVID doses as quickly as possible.
Finally, if you know someone working on the vaccination effort in NV- whether they're a vaccinator, data entry logger, or parking attendant- remember to say thank you for their efforts. They are on the frontlines fighting to keep us safe & we appreciate their commitment!— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) February 22, 2021