CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted the state's COVID-19 vaccination efforts on Tuesday, based on federal and local data.
In an update provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, based on federal data from Feb. 1, Nevada has received 324,275 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and has administered 248,748 doses or 76.7 percent of doses received in the state.
Nevada is currently leading all states and territories in FEMA Region 9 when it comes to the percent of doses administered, according to the governor's office.
“I could not be more proud of Nevada’s immunization program for continuing to push forward and make sure that we are distributing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as fast as we can,” Sisolak said. “These numbers are a result of a statewide concentrated effort to use every resource at our disposal and to focus our collective efforts on this historic immunization effort, in addition to the additional federal assistance the Biden-Harris Administration has provided."
In addition to the state and local efforts, the governor's office says Nevada is also receiving support on the ground from FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These two have currently provided 130 personnel to assist Clark County, Washoe County and the Quad Counties in their immunization efforts.
"While we are still not getting the number of doses we’d like, the state and our local partners are efficiently administering the doses we currently receive. I will continue to fight for more doses for Nevada, and as more are delivered to the state, we will continue to increase our efforts," Sisolak said.
As a result of the additional help, the state expects that a data entry backlog in Clark County will be caught up this week, according to the governor's office.
Nevada is expected to continue to work with the Biden-Harris Administration and federal agencies to identify needs and request additional assistance for immunization efforts for the state.