NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Guardsmen with Joint Task Force 17 strike team pause for picture at the mobile vaccination unit (MVU) site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
Health and Human Services Director Fabian Solis (right) speaks with Sgt. Daniel Sheahan with Joint Task Force 17 about operations at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Health and Human Services Director Fabian Solis (right) speaks with Sgt. Daniel Sheahan with Joint Task Force 17 about operations at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Dottie Swails (right) a volunteer with Team Rubicon speaks with Health and Human Services Director Fabian Solis about the patient waiting area at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sidney Ty Branch with Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Healthcare administers the Janssen vaccine to a tribal member at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada.
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sidney Ty Branch with Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Healthcare administers the Janssen vaccine to a tribal member at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Ken Wong, a registered nurse with the Department of Emergency Management, administers the Janssen vaccine to a tribal member at the mobile vaccination unit site, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Paiute Indian Tribe in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senior Airman Traesha Glover (right) and Spc. Graciela Gomez load essential supplies into an emergency response vehicle at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada.
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senior Airman Traesha Glover (right) and Spc. Graciela Gomez load essential supplies into an emergency response vehicle at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A volunteer nurse with the Southern Nevada Health District administers the one-shot Janssen vaccine to a local resident at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Exequiel Pascual with Joint Task Force 17 measures a dose of the Janssen vaccine at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada.
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Exequiel Pascual with Joint Task Force 17 measures a dose of the Janssen vaccine at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
NVNG mobile vaccination units facilitate access to vaccines
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Alexiz Valdivia with Joint Task Force 17 measures a dose of the Janssen vaccine at the mobile vaccination unit site, Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL
Susan Vilardi, vaccine supervisor with the Nevada mobile vaccination unit, administers the one-shot Janssen vaccine to a local resident, Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada.
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Susan Vilardi, vaccine supervisor with the Nevada mobile vaccination unit, administers the one-shot Janssen vaccine to a local resident, Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 in Pahrump, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Getsie) VIEW ORIGINAL

LAS VEGAS – Nevada National Guard Soldiers and multiple partners helped launch mobile vaccination units to support equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Tribe April 6.

“This is a great way to reach out to our neighbors in rural communities who need the vaccine,” said Susan Vilardi, MVU supervisor. “We are prepared to handle a minimum of 250 vaccines per day at each location, but as demand grows, we can bump that number up if needed.”

It was the first of many days for the response teams involved as they help vaccinate people in rural and tribal areas throughout the Silver State for the next month.

Agencies involved included the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nevada Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council, Nevada Department of Emergency Management, volunteers with Team Rubicon and Battle Born Medical Corps, and Soldiers and Airmen with Joint Force 17 out of Las Vegas.

The mobile units will be offering the one-shot Janssen vaccine to walk-up registrants 18 and older on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Task Force concluded its first week of operations in the town of Pahrump, roughly 65 miles west of Vegas along Highway 160.

“I’m glad to be out here helping our rural friends,” Sgt. Daniel Sheahan said. “This mission has us focused on providing equitable access to this life-saving vaccine.”

An estimated 115 Paiute Tribal members were vaccinated April 6, and the MVU vaccinated 1,310 residents over three days in Pahrump.

The team plans to visit the rural communities of Beatty, Goldfield, Tonopah and Round Mountain in northwestern Nevada and six rural towns in eastern Nevada.

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