LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — President Joe Biden last week directed all states, territories and tribes to make all American adults eligible for the vaccines by at least May 1.
Nevada will be beating the deadline with a few weeks to spare.
Governor Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that all Nevadans 16 and older with underlying health conditions will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 22. All Nevadans 16 and older will then be eligible starting April 5.
The announcement comes as the state nears the milestone of 1 million vaccines administered.
During his press conference Wednesday, Governor Sisolak announced the state received a total of 64,610 first doses the week of March 8. That is a huge increase in comparison to late last year, as Governor Sisolak said the state only received 17,500 doses in the first allocation.
Three vaccines are now available in Nevada: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Governor Sisolak said not to worry about which vaccine you get, but just to get whatever is available.
The most recently eligible group, Nevadans 55 and older with underlying health conditions, were added to the list this week.