LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tonight frustrations and worry continue as many individuals who have already received their first dose are now trying to secure a second appointment for their final dose.
Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) representatives provided vaccine clinic updates today and answered questions related to individuals receiving their second vaccine dose.
Imagine getting that first dose and then trying to set up your second appointment at the convention center on the date you were told, but it’s completely booked. That is what is happening to many valley residents.
The SNHD says this happens due to technical difficulties and the website is still being updated as they work out these issues. They encourage the public to keep checking back.
Many valley residents are asking if they should worry if they can’t get an appointment for the second dose.
“Is the one dose going to be even valuable if I can’t get the second dose when they tell me I should,” said Patricia Clark, waiting to get a second dose.
Patricia Clark is worried she won’t get her appointment on Feb. 17.
SNHD officials explained there is a grace period for the second dose up to seven weeks, so if you don’t get an appointment right away you should be okay.
Health district officials say they are emailing individuals a link to make an appointment if they received the vaccine between Jan. 4 through Jan. 19 and say individuals should be able to receive their second dose close to the date they are supposed to have it administered – within 21 to 28 days of that first dose.
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According to Dr. Fermin Leguen, as of yesterday, Clark County has administered more than 174,000 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. They are now offering second doses at the Las Vegas Convention Center for those who received the first dose through SNHD vaccination events.
Each week Clark County has been receiving between 23,000 to 25,000 doses, according to SNHD. On today’s vaccine call, they announced that next week they will be getting more than 27,000 doses, an increase.
If you have questions about getting the second vaccine dose appointment, you can call 702-759-1900.
During the virtual SNHD meeting, the health district said more people are being brought on to assist with answering the many phone calls they are receiving regarding vaccine information, according to SNHD officials.
Please check back for updates.