Vaccine access expanded for food service and hotel workers

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Effective Thursday, the Southern Nevada Health District is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines for food service and hotel industry workers in Clark County.

People who work in restaurants, cafeterias, and quick serve food operations, including delivery food workers, are now eligible to receive a vaccine. Hotel and hospitality workers who come in direct contact with guests are also eligible.

State officials opened eligibility to food service and hotel industry workers “under the collective goal of vaccinating as many Nevadans as possible in accordance with the Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook.”

The Southern Nevada Health District will be allowed to start vaccinating these workers using their current supply on-hand.

By next week statewide pharmacy locations are also expected to expand vaccine appointments to people 55 and older with underlying health conditions, individuals with disabilities, and individuals experiencing homelessness. 

Workers who fall under the expanded eligibility can schedule appointments online here

Proof of employment (such as an employee badge or paystub), as well as photo identification, must be brought to the appointment. 

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.