Nevadans in newly-eligible age group glad to get COVID-19 vaccine, despite long lines

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It was a busy day at vaccination websites across the Las Vegas valley, as these ages 65 and older took full benefit of the chance to get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Earlier this week, Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced expanded vaccine eligibility for the 65-69 age group.

Some individuals lined up as early as 3 a.m. Friday morning. Five-hundred doses have been administered at Cashman Center.

Over at Desert Pines High School, capability limits tapped out round 12:30 p.m. About 300 doses have been obtainable for walk-ups, with the walk-up line being considerably longer for folk who have been there for his or her first dose.

“This place had 300, Cashman had 500, so I got up and put some clothes on and waited on the clock because I didn’t know what time they opened,” mentioned Daveda Russell. “You have to take care all around. This is not a solitary issue. It involves everyone around you.”

Several individuals 8 News Now talked to say it was the quickest line they’ve seen and have been obtained to lastly get the vaccine.

“I said, ‘let me take a chance and come down here,’ and as it turns out, I’m getting in, and I’m really, really happy,” shared Steven Tancer. “I can’t wait to get out! I want to be able to go places and see things.”

As for COVID testing, operations on the UNLV Stan Fulton constructing will now broaden to seven days every week, beginning Sunday, masking first and second doses and walk-ups.

The COVID-19 testing website at Cashman ended Friday, so going ahead, there’ll solely be vaccinations on the location.

For these 65 and older and utility employees, appointments for Feb. 24-25 are being accepted at Veteran’s Memorial Community Center and Centennial Hills Active Adult Center.

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