/Are there certain groups who will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine first?

At first, there will be a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. The Health District is working in coordination with the Nevada State Immunization Program and State Public Health Preparedness staff to ensure there is equitable access to the vaccine by critical populations identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

When the first shipments of vaccine are received, it will be administered to the groups who are most at risk of direct exposure to the virus because they are caring for those infected with or suspected of having COVID-19, they are handling specimens of the virus, or they are providing essential emergency services. Health care workers and other critical personnel are included in this first group to ensure they are protected, the medical system is not overtaxed, and they can continue to take care of you and your families. A list of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Tiers is available here.