COVID-19 Vaccinations for NV Optometrists & Staff


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COVID-19 Vaccine for Nevada Optometrists

 

As Tier 1 providers, Optometrists and staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Immunize Nevada has put together a great resource for healthcare providers regarding the COVID-19 vaccine including County Resources (outlined below) as well as the COVID-19 vaccine interest form the State of Nevada has created for businesses and individuals.

If in doubt about what to do to get your COVID-19 Vaccine, fill out the State of Nevada's COVID-19 vaccine Interest form and follow up by contacting your local health department. 
 

Optometrists in Clark County


The following link from the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is for providers to sign up to receive the vaccination. SNHD is planning to conduct Point of Dispensing Sites (PODS) in mid-January for medical offices.


How do health care employers get the vaccine for their workers?

As part of vaccine distribution, SNHD, in partnership with the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP), is coordinating with non-hospital affiliated healthcare providers to develop a process for the vaccination of our county’s healthcare workforce. SNHD is requesting that facilities/clinics contact the NSIP to register for receiving a vaccine and then vaccinating their staff. Email DPBHCOVID19VAX@health.nv.gov to register.

For providers who do not have the capacity to store vaccines and/or provide vaccination for their employees, SNHD will be conducting Point of Dispensing (POD) operations at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting late December/early January. All staff engaged in clinical operations (including doctors, nurses, medical assistants, administration, front desk, etc.) are eligible to receive the vaccine during Tier 1 deployment. Staff will be required to provide evidence of employment at a healthcare facility such as an ID badge.

Check the SNHD website www.snhd.info for current information.
 

Optometrists in Washoe County


The Washoe County Health District is urging medical professionals in the community who haven't received their COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

To receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Tier 1 doctors and staff MUST schedule their appointment online and read and fill out this form.

If you are unable to make an appointment online, you can contact the health district by emailing COVIDVaccine@washoecounty.us, calling 775-328-2427, or filling out this form.
 

Optometrists in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey Counties


If you are an Optometrist practicing in Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, or Storey County and have NOT been contacted by Carson City Health and Human Services to register to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, you are asked to do contact CCHHS via this special email covidvaccine@carson.org. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Practice Name
  • Number of Staff (including ODs) to be vaccinated
  • County of Residence
  • Best Point of Contact (POC)
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address

Once you send your email, an invitation from CCHHS will be sent to the POC for registration to be vaccinated in any of the four counties. Those to be vaccinated must be employees/offices that are in Carson, Douglas, Lyon, or Storey County.

Please note: The covidvaccine@carson.org email is not checked regularly and there may be a delay in response while they do their best to reach everyone.
 

Optometrists in Other Counties


You are asked to fill out the State of Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine interest form and should be contacted by your local health district. If you do not hear back within 48 hours, reach out to your local health district.


If you have any questions regarding the vaccine plan in Nevada, please contact NOA Executive Director, Terri Ogden.