Sisolak Signs Emergency Directive To Vaccinate Nevadans

 Sisolak Signs Emergency Directive To Vaccinate Nevadans

Sept 18, 2020

Gov. Sisolak:

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed an emergency regulation to support widespread immunization efforts to help the State prepare for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

The regulation, approved and requested by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy, authorizes pharmaceutical technicians with appropriate training to administer immunizations under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

This emergency regulation will allow pharmacies to meet the increased demand for vaccine services and increase the State’s capacity to expediently treat Nevada’s population when a viable COVID-19 vaccine is developed and deployed.

“This emergency regulation is one common sense strategy to help prepare Nevada to ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine can be deployed as quickly and efficiently as possible when it becomes available,” Gov. Sisolak said.

The emergency regulation can be found online here:

In late August, the CDC sent a letter to governors across the United State advising them to begin preparing for eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 1. In addition to this regulation, the State – including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Public Safety and the Nevada National Guard – already has a strategy and conception of operations in place.

That can be found in a June 22, 2020, document created by the State, published on the Nevada Health Response website and submitted to the federal government. That can be found here:


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