February 5, 2021
Carson City, NV - On February 4, 2021 Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a member of law enforcement. Law enforcement officers are currently eligible for a vaccine under the "Public Safety Prioritization Lane" outlined in the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook.
During his vaccination, AG Ford took the time to have a conversation with Dr. Jason Collins about the importance of getting vaccinated and to dispel some of the misinformation circulating related to the vaccine.
"I want to thank Carson-Tahoe Health for administering my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and for allowing me to have an educational conversation with Dr. Jason Collins," said AG Ford. "Stopping a pandemic requires everyone's help and that also means doing your part in getting vaccinated. There are a lot of myths and misinformation circulating especially among minority communities, and I was thrilled to converse with Dr. Collins who is both a physician and an African American. Together, we hope to help Nevadans who may be skeptical of receiving this vaccine."
"Over generations, minorities were at one point used as subjects in medical experiments, tests, even case studies," continued AG Ford. "The lack of equity, fairness, and equality in the medical world is very prevalent, today. As part of a minority group even more vulnerable to this virus, this vaccine is all the more important. As Governor Sisolak noted in announcing his Equity and Fairness Initiative, communities of color are disproportionately likely to be affected by COVID-19, yet less likely to have received a vaccine."
"Vaccines work hand in hand with your immune system to help your body fight the COVID-19 virus if you're exposed. I'm encouraging all Nevadans to do their part by getting vaccinated. Help yourself and others and stay strong Nevada."
For more information on Nevada's COVID-19 vaccine, visit Immunize Nevada here.
To view AG Ford's conversation with Dr. Collins, click here.