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North Las Vegas rolling out COVID vaccine effort for elders

Updated January 13, 2021 - 3:18 pm

North Las Vegas is accepting appointments and will begin inoculating city residents 70 and older against COVID-19 next week.

Residents in the age group can sign up now using a pre-registration form at VaxNLV.com. Those needing assistance with the form can call (702) 342-8417.

Enrollment for older adults will be open until Friday evening. The city will then begin pre-registration for the general public, according to a news release. The vaccinations are for city residents.

The shots for seniors will start Jan. 19, city spokeswoman Delen Goldberg said. Eligible residents who preregistered will be selected to receive the shot at random, regardless of the order they signed up.

About 18,000 residents age 70 and older live in North Las Vegas, city manager Ryann Juden said. The city can vaccinate about 1,000 to 1,200 people a day.

The inoculation effort is a partnership between the city and school district.

A combination of city paramedics and Clark County School District nurses will administer the vaccine at a local school, the location of which Juden declined to disclose at this time. City and school district police will provide security for the event.

“We have to get Southern Nevada open for business, and the quickest way to do that is through widespread vaccinations,” North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said. “We cannot afford to wait, and I am thankful for this innovative collaboration with Superintendent (Jesus) Jara and the (Southern Nevada) Health District. Their leadership will save lives and get us back to normal.”

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter.

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