COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Update

Jan. 15, 2021

Dear University Community,

As you are aware the Southern Nevada NSHE institutions are partnering to vaccinate individuals who are working in frontline roles in health care, public safety, law enforcement, public health and emergency first response, both within NSHE institutions and in the broader community. Since we began this effort on, Monday, Jan. 11, more than 2,000 people have received vaccinations at our UNLV site. NSHE will open a second site on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the College of Southern Nevada’s Henderson campus.

We are in the process of notifying our next two priority groups to register to receive their vaccinations and ultimately schedule appointments for their first shot. The first group, as defined by the state’s latest vaccination playbook, is instructional and administrative faculty, staff, students, and contractors 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. The second is faculty, staff and students who are 70 years old and older.

Deans and Vice Presidents have provided names of individuals working in these roles and notifications will be sent to each individual as early as tomorrow. If you do not receive notification and you believe you fall into this category, please contact your dean, chair, or supervisor. Your registration is non-transferrable as it is based on your role, which will be verified when you arrive for vaccination.

We are continuously updating the coronavirus website with the latest information based on guidance as it is released. You may also contact coronavirus@unlv.edu with questions.

We are working in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District and the state to provide vaccinations to everyone in our university community as expeditiously as possible. Please take advantage of the opportunity to get the vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Thank you for your patience and stay safe and well.

Warm regards,

Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D.
President

Chris Heavey, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost