LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak received a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, alongside frontline grocery store workers at a Las Vegas Albertsons store.
Sisolak, who tested positive for COVID-19 in November, is eligible both due to his age and his occupation, according to the Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook.
“There is light at the end of this dark tunnel,” Sisolak said after he received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Sisolak got his shot along with four grocery store workers who he commended for their hard work.
“They’ve worked on the frontline this entire time dealing with the pandemic. These are folks that came to work every single day when — if you remember — the shelves were empty and you couldn’t buy toilet paper, rice and beans. They worked around the clock, they changed their schedules in order to accommodate all the people that were coming in here.”
Frontline grocery story workers are eligible under the “end-to-end essential goods supply chain” category within the “Frontline/Essential Workforce” prioritization lane.
Sisolak was joined by leadership from United Food and Commercial Workers (U.F.C.W.) Local 711, which has helped ensure their membership is aware of opportunities for vaccination.