Firefighters helped administer over 250 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mexican consulate in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
After the Las Vegas Fire Department set up a Point of Distribution (POD) to vaccinate their firefighters, a consulate official asked if they could arrange a similar operation for them. Battalion chief Jon Stevenson said the department plans to set up PODs in a number of other locations in the coming days and weeks.
Firefighters efficiently set up the makeshift clinic on Tuesday and then fired about 20 shots every 30 minutes. They also monitored the patients for a few minutes after the shots were administered and helped schedule the second dose of the vaccine. They plan to replicate the PODs for appointments of the second dose in three weeks, Stevenson said.
“We’ve only received rave compliments on every pod we’ve made,” he said.
Stevenson said they are currently planning one-day events at the Centennial Hills Community Center and the Veterans Memorial Center in Summerlin.
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