After weeks of the state’s lowest COVID-19 vaccine allocations, Clark County is receiving a significant boost in its weekly vaccine allocation.
According to a Clark County Public Health press release, the county will receive 14,140 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Over 11 weeks, Clark County averages only 4,175 first doses in the state.
“We are delighted to see the increase in the allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to Clark County this week,” said Clark County Board of Health President Eileen Quiring O’Brien. “The additional vaccine will ensure that more members of the community can be protected against COVID-19.”
The increase in doses comes after Public Health released data last week that showed the state was reducing vaccine allocations to Clark County compared to other counties on a per capita basis.
The Clark County Public Health Department will dispatch mobile vaccination teams to various housing authority facilities today and Tuesday, according to the news release. Volunteers will vaccinate older people living on the premises.
Later this week, the mobile kits will also return to the homes of adult families to provide second doses to residents and staff who received their first doses from the mobile kits in early February.
Public Health continues to work with community partners to plan mobile vaccination sites and additional fixed locations, according to the press release. Public Health intends to locate sites in places where residents have not been able to easily access the vaccine and among communities and populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.