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Educators, child care workers now eligible for COVID vaccine

Updated January 18, 2021 - 2:01 pm

Pre-K and K-12 teachers, college professors and child care workers are now eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District website.

The agency has posted to its website that “frontline community support” workers can schedule an appointment.

The category includes front-line staffers for the Nevada System of Higher Education as well as for public, private and charter schools. According to the state COVID-19 playbook, eligible NSHE workers are “instructional and administrative faculty and all noninstructional staff types across the NSHE system who must work on campus, in close contact with others, and who cannot and have not been able to conduct their job duties from home.”

Also now eligible for appointments are people in the “continuity of governance” category. The playbook describes them as workers who support the operations of the courts system, including judges and others providing critical in-person legal assistance; state, local and other elected officials and support staffers such as the Legislative Counsel Bureau, etc.

Front-line community support includes workers in child care, government, essential public transportation (taxi and ride-share service drivers), mortuary services and “frontline workers who support food, shelter, court/legal and social services, and other necessities of life for needy groups and individuals.”

The health district and local governments have opened several vaccination sites in the past week. The wait to get an appointment continues to be lengthy in some cases. The state’s latest version of the COVID-19 playbook has complete info on current vaccine prioritization.

Contact Michael Scott Davidson at sdavidson@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Follow @davidsonlvrj on Twitter.

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