Governor Steve Sisolak and his wife, Kathy, received their second COVID-19 booster shot in the southern Nevada Health District Tuesday afternoon.
The governor and first lady were eligible because of their age. Sisolak stressed the need for Nevadans to receive booster shots, as COVID-19 cases are increasing.
“We’re starting to see a small increase in positive cases, so anything anyone can do to protect themselves, and if you get COVID, it would be much less serious,” Sisolak said. “I urge anyone who is eligible (to get a booster). Vaccines are available, it’s effective, it’s free and take advantage of it.”
Nevada has the lowest percentage of people vaccinated with booster shots, 23.8%, compared to neighboring states. Cases have risen 80% in Clark County in the past two weeks, according to New York Times.
The governor’s shot comes a few days after him officially completed Nevada’s state of emergency due to COVID-19.
“I think everyone is tired of the pandemic. I’m tired of the pandemic,” he said. “I understand that people have been through a lot the last two and a half years, but we are not through this. … We do everything we can to ensure that people have adequate protection, that they can get a vaccine if they want it. And we encourage people to do that. “