SNHD_ModernaVaccine.JPG

A shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arriving at the Southern Nevada Health District on Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy: SNHD)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Seniors age 70 and older and other essential workers can now book an appointment to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Appointments are now available on the Southern Nevada Health District website. Appointments range from now until the end of the month.

The Tier 1 population will be able to schedule appointments for the second vaccine dose starting Jan. 25, according to SNHD.

Depending on the location, some locations are offering appointments for commerce, education and other essential workers to sign up for the first dose.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday announced that instead of prioritizing those who are age 75 and older to receive the vaccine next, the state will prioritize those how are age 70 and older. He also announced a "laned" approach to allow essential workers and general population to be vaccinated at the same time depending on risk level.

Recommended for you

(1) comment

NEVERFORGET

Most states are giving it to 65 and over. Not here in Nevada it's 70. Always a losing hand when policy is given. Not good leadership at top. Failed policies since the pandemic and they will continue. .

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.