LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) is telling employees a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines in Nevada is delaying appointment availability to all staff.
This comes after an earlier memo where employees were informed that only staff medical professionals will receive COVID-19 vaccines at UNLV and CSN Henderson vaccination sites at this time.
The district issue another statement this afternoon, which reads:
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.”Clark County School District
An earlier statement from CCSD indicated those who are not medical staff will be turned away, even if they have an appointment to be vaccinated.
“Appointments scheduled at other locations will not be impacted,” the statement read.
“We have been working with UNLV this week to determine the next steps in offering vaccinations to our CCSD community. At this time, the work to set up the scheduling website and process is still ongoing. As a result, a specific date is not yet available for CCSD staff utilizing the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) pods.”
CCSD said it will continue to communicate with staff as additional information comes in, and directs questions to email@example.com