Doctors along with nurses are staffing mobile vaccination units throughout the United States to ensure the residents of far-flung rural areas and small towns can receive the vaccination shots. In Kentucky, Arizona, Nevada, and somewhere else, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dispatched the mobile vaccinations units to places that lack clinics, pharmacies, and other vaccination points.
In Nevada, volunteer nurses and doctors teamed up with the National Guard to bring thousands of vaccine shots to local communities that, according to state officials, could not offer vaccinations any other way. Furthermore, it is one of many efforts of the administration in progress as the country struggles to reach hard immunity against coronavirus as interest declines in vaccinations.
The pop-up clinic ninety-six kilometers east of Reno is one of the twenty-eight locations in the state where the FEMA dispatched mobile units to ensure people in one stop-light town can receive vaccination shots. It is one of the tactics health administrators setting up shop and offering incentives to induce people. Health officials in Nevada acknowledged they are not likely to hit their initial goal of vaccinating seventy-five percent of the overall population believed necessary to reach herd immunity.
In small towns, ballparks, churches, strip clubs, and even marijuana dispensaries, officials are setting up vaccination points and offering vaccine jabs. Paradoxically, officials push in northern Nevada, headquartered at the Reno Livestock Events Center, where sixty-five-year-old Dan Lavely and other people are showing their willingness for shots.
FEMA Mobile Trailers Equipped with Ultra-cold Refrigerators
Two mobile trailers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency meandered through Nevada to tiny towns without vaccination sites and clinics, giving doctors, nurses, and National Guardsmen a direct look at rural and tribal communities where finding vaccination points is difficult for residents. A volunteer nurse who traveled alongside a FEMA trailer to Panaca, Alamo, Fallon, and other towns, Peggy Franklin said, that is their philosophy: it does not make any difference if there are two people nor two hundred.
To preserve the efficiency of the vaccine, the mobile trailers equipped with ultra-cold refrigerators powered by generators-on-wheels. The two mobile vaccination units completed one and half month loops through Nevada that included returning to complete two-shot regimes in the state. Initially, the target was to vaccinate two hundred and fifty people daily at each stop. However, the numbers varied with time as vaccine supply mounted and demand fallen.
A doctor volunteered doctor from Fallon who served at the mobile clinic in his hometown and the state prison in Lovelock; Marc Reynolds said that just one month ago, people still had a difficult time finding vaccination points. But during the last three to four weeks, that changed really, and now the teams are trying to find more vaccine-hesitant people.
Nearly half of Nevada’s Eligible Population Received at least one Shot
The mobile shots delivered almost seven thousand and six hundred vaccination shots during two Nevada tours and used in Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona, and other U.S. states. Dave Fogerson, the Nevada Division of Emergency Management Chief, said people in the remote societies of the state possibly would not get it any other way.
For example, Gerlach is one hundred and sixty kilometers from the nearest pharmacy in Reno-Sparks. With just thirty-four people, it was once home to a flourishing gypsum mine on the edge of the desert that hosts eighty thousand visitors every year for the Burning Man Festival. Moreover, the deserted landscape featured in the 2021 Academy Award-winning movie, Nomadland.
Approximately half of the eligible population of Nevada received at least one vaccination shot against COVID-19. In Washoe and Clark counties, home to Reno and Las Vegas, respectively, around half of those eligible population received at least initial dose, according to the statistics of the state. Furthermore, the rate has been about half of that in Elko and Eureka counties, while Storey County observed just a fifteen percent rate.