The State of Nevada is providing COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) to maintain business operations and continuity in the higher education system.
Our ultimate goal is to return our students and faculty to the classroom, lab, and field to do what they do best – innovating, engaging, creating, and improving the world around us.
The vaccination effort is being led by staff and volunteers from UNLV Medicine, UNLV School of Nursing, and nursing programs at CSN and Nevada State College. NSHE also will assist SNHD with vaccinations for healthcare workers, law enforcement, and other priority groups in the broader community.
In partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), the vaccine will be distributed to groups as defined State of Nevada Vaccination Program Playbook. Priority is being given to NSHE members who must be on campus due to the nature of their roles and therefore are most at risk for COVID-19 exposure.
As doses become available, NSHE institutions will notify eligible groups when they can schedule their appointments. Vaccinations began on Monday, Jan. 11 at the UNLV Maryland Parkway campus, and will begin the week of Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the CSN Henderson campus.
As this is a very fluid and developing situation, the information and priorities identified below are subject to change.