RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Some Nevadans will start to get the COVID-19 vaccine within the next week or so, Governor Steve Sisolak said during his virtual press conference Wednesday.
Local health officials estimate they'll get as many as 32,000 doses of the vaccine sometime in December. The first round of shots will be for frontline health care workers and employees of long-term care facilities.
News 4-Fox 11 sat down with UNLV immunologist Dr. Jeffrey Ebersole to ask him some of the most common questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
How do the vaccines work? Why are they different than traditional flu shots? Will you need to get two injections for it to be effective? Does it also protect you from spreading it to others?
Dr. Ebersole answered those questions and more during our extended interview. WATCH the interview below: