WATCH: Rep. Susie Lee, SNHD Chief Health Officer discuss Nevada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Congresswoman Susie Lee hosted a public forum with Southern Nevada Health District Chief Health Officer Dr. Fermin Leguen on Tuesday to discuss the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

This forum was held a day after Nevada made some big changes to its vaccination playbook to clarify priorities for vaccinating residents.

An important distinction comes in the two “lanes” to vaccination outlined in the playbook. There’s the “general population” lane, and there’s the “frontline/essential workforce” lane.

Rep. Lee and Dr. Leguen discussed these changes and improvements. They also took vaccine-related questions from Rep. Lee’s constituents.


Dr. Leguen talked about current locations where the vaccine is being administered, predominantly to frontline workers right now.

“We are not certain yet what will be the shipment of vaccines from the federal government. So right now, what we know from the state immunization authorities in Nevada is that Nevada is receiving about 35,000 doses of vaccines per week. That won’t be enough for our needs,” Dr. Leguen noted.

The health district is looking at “mega” sites for vaccine distribution. They will know more about these in the coming weeks.

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