Hospitality workers can now get a COVID vaccine at the Las Vegas food service

LAS VEGAS – Hospitality and food service workers can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in southern Nevada.

Nevada State officials and the Southern Nevada Health District have made eligibility for workers in Clark County – home of the Las Vegas Strip – effective Thursday.

These workers fall into the Frontline / Essential Workforce category and include the following sectors:

Restaurant and fast food: Kitchen and Meal Preparation Centers, Beverage Service Employees, Food Execution and Delivery Employees.

Cafeterias: Workers who help feed other workers or people in congregational settings.

Front line hospitality: Employees – including those at casinos and resorts – who have extended customer interactions. This group includes all employees of both restricted and unrestricted gambling establishments, as well as employees of sellers and tenants in all properties in Clark County, regardless of vacation status.

Where can i get the shot?

Public vaccination stations in the conference room of the Cashman Center near downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention Center near the Strip can each dispense up to 4,000 doses per day. Appointments can be made online at both locations.

Vaccine appointments can also be made at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University Medical Center.

Who else is eligible?

People 65 and over could be vaccinated last month, and another group of frontline workers was admitted last week.

The Nevada coronavirus vaccination schedule divides recipient groups by age and occupation. Doctors and police officers were given priority early when vaccines became available in mid-December, then other groups, including teachers.

More than 540,000 vaccinations have been given in Nevada, including nearly 300,000 second doses of Moderna and Pfizer, according to state health officials. A vaccine from the Janssen subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is now also available.

Contributor: Associated Press.

Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and the USA Today Network. Are you interested in democracy? Then support local journalism by subscribing to the Reno Gazette Journal here.

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