Coronavirus

Congress delegation told Nevada will get its share of vaccines

 Nevada’s congressional delegation was assured Monday the federal officials managing the COVID-19 vaccine distribution will make sure Nevada gets its fair share of the vaccine doses.
The state’s four House members and two senators met with Dr. David Fitter, co-lead of the federal COVID task force, and A.J. Pearlman, chief of staff for COVID response at the federal Health and Human Services Department.
Members of the delegation called for more collaboration between the government and Nevada to ensure quick vaccination of as many Nevadans as possible.
They also discussed the importance of fairly distributing doses to at-risk populations throughout Nevada.
The officials outlined steps they are taking to increase the overall doses allocated to states by 20 percent before the end of February and the process of sending vaccines to selected retail pharmacies.
The delegation issued a joint statement saying the CDC and HHS addressed many of their concerns and they are committed to working together to make sure Nevada gets its fair share of doses.
There were reports last month that Nevada had received among the lowest number of per capita doses of the two vaccines at that point.

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