Vaccine deliveries delayed by weather

National Guard and health workers at a community testing event before Thanksgiving

National Guard and health workers at a community testing event before Thanksgiving

On Friday, Carson City Health and Human Services announced that its vaccine delivery has been delayed by bad weather across the country.

“There is no estimated time for when the vaccine will be delivered,” spokeswoman Jessica Rapp said.

The health agency isn’t cancelling appointments so residents may still receive a confirmation.

A first dose event set for the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Thursday will be rescheduled once the vaccine arrives. The second dose event which was moved to the community center for this weekend has been rescheduled for Feb. 27 at either the center or the Fairgrounds. Those who were scheduled to receive a vaccination at one of those locations will be notified once their appointments are rescheduled.

The changes won’t affect the appointment times and residents won’t have to make a new appointment. Participants will receive either an email or phone call from the agency.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we wait for our vaccine delivery,” Rapp said. “As the winter weather continues across the country, additional events may be rescheduled.”

The second dose events that are being rescheduled were for Moderna second doses. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a series vaccine consisting of two doses administered 28 days apart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks after the first dose without changing the efficacy of the vaccine.

The South African variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Northern Nevada by the Washoe County Health District.

The case involved a man in his 40s, who had recently travelled from South Africa and is the first time the variant has been detected in Nevada.



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