On Wednesday, Nevada health officials said that they encouraged by initial demand for coronavirus vaccinations for kids aged five to eleven, and local pediatricians are reporting impressive interests for their children. However, some technical glitches and logical issues in the scheduling platform of Nevada slowed the rollout of the vaccination shots at community and county health clinics.
Furthermore, experts raised their concerns that a recent rise in new COVID-19 cases statewide could indicate similar trends as 2020 November when the outbreak started a climb to its most serious level last December. Whereas experts are hopeful that the addition of the two hundred seventy-seven thousand Nevadan residents aged five-to-eleven to those eligible for inoculation will put the state in a better position than last year to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
As of last week, children 5-11 can now get the #COVID19 vaccine. This is huge news and will help to keep students and teachers safely in classrooms and protect every Nevada family.
Head to https://t.co/mta7YVYmxl and find a vaccine site that is the most convenient for you!
— Rep. Susie Lee (@RepSusieLee) November 9, 2021
On Wednesday, regional coronavirus operations chief for Washoe County’s health district, James English, said a line began forming outside the Reno Livestock Events Center for the first walk-up shots of Saturday for younger children well before 06:45 am, so it is obvious that there is encouraging demand, and there are several people who support this inoculation against the virus. He said a lot of comforted parents, a lot of excited kids.
How many Nevada children received the first dose?
According to the Wednesday estimation of state health officials, around forty-three hundred Nevada kids aged 5-11 received an initial vaccination shot, but the members are lagging one day or two as they input them into the system. For example, Washoe County health officials said the state evaluates three hundred shots have been kids aged five-to-eleven in the county. But they believe the actual number is more such as seven hundred to one thousand because of a thirty-six-hour delay or longer in reporting.
Most health districts are providing only walk-up doses without appointments. Furthermore, they capped at hundred per day in Washoe County. Officials encourage parents and guardians to seek vaccinations from their pediatricians or one of the other over two hundred and thirty vaccine providers statewide. Among Nevadan residents aged twelve and older, 65.7 percent received an initial shot, and 56.6 percent received full vaccination.