LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada's education employees are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, along with front line healthcare workers and anyone 70 years old and up, but the Clark County School District says limited supplies are causing delays.
This comes as state leaders report limited supplies are forcing vaccination sites to roll back.
According to CCSD, all of its employees received the following message regarding vaccinations on Friday:
While we are working with our partners within the Nevada System of Higher Education to ensure that CCSD employees have access to vaccinations, there is currently a limited number of vaccines available in the state of Nevada, which is causing a delay in allowing all CCSD employees access to vaccination appointments.
The state of Nevada has prioritized educators as those who are eligible to receive the vaccine, however, the needed resources and systems are not currently in place to manage the volume at this time. If CCSD employees are able to obtain an appointment and vaccination through other providers, they may elect to do so.
We are working to establish a system to ensure additional employees are prioritized in the coming days.
While getting the vaccination is voluntary, we understand the proactive approach employees are taking as we know vaccinations are a key component to reopening our schools to serve our students.
Cashman Center’s COVID-19 vaccination site is closed this weekend and we are told this is to help make sure limited vaccine supplies are enough to honor appointments at smaller clinics.
The state says it is receiving limited doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government each week.