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Nevada Expands Vaccine Eligibility To People 65 And Older

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has made residents 65 and older eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine beginning next week.

Gov. Steve Sisolak said on Wednesday that people in that age group can make appointments to receive doses at pharmacies participating in a federal partnership starting on Monday.

Since January, residents 70 and older have been eligible to receive the vaccine through local health districts. Sisolak hopes the move will allow counties to immunize priority populations more quickly.

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The slowing spread of the coronavirus has led Nevada to loosen restrictions and Sisolak also announced plans to relax capacity caps for classrooms and school buses and to resume contact sports.