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Volunteers needed at COVID-19 vaccination sites across Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Frontline workers and seniors over the age of 70 are continuing to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada. And now, there is a call for more vaccine volunteers.

"It's all hands on deck right now," said Dr. Christina Madison, an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Madison is part of Nevada's enormous effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Roseman University is a designated Point of Dispensary (POD); Dr. Madison helps with their vaccination clinics, and all the work she does regarding the vaccine is on a voluntary basis.

Dr. Christina Madison — Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Roseman University of Health Sciences

"This is basically my Super Bowl," Dr. Madison said. "There's no way that I wasn't going to step up and be there to be part of this monumental and historic vaccine distribution and roll out."... Read More

How long is the wait between shots for the COVID-19 vaccine?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The COVID-19 vaccine is starting to be distributed among the community in phases but how quickly will you get both shots? 

We know the COVID-19 vaccine is administered in two shots to have its full effect. Although the distribution is slowly underway, the window to get that second shot will be fast. 

It is the vaccine most Americans are eager to get, but the COVID-19 vaccination rollout from the federal government has been rocky. 

According to Marc Kahn, UNLV’s Dean for their School of Medicine, about 60 percent of the available vaccine has been used. 

“What we are seeing in southern Nevada is some delay of the vaccine from the state and some delay administered to patients,” Dr. Kahn said. 

Right now, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the only ones approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  ... Read More

Passenger killed in crash at Craig, Bruce on Friday evening

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in North Las Vegas. It happened near the intersection of Craig Road and Bruce Street at 7:25 p.m.

Police say a sedan was traveling eastbound on Craig and tried to make a left turn onto Bruce on a yellow light. The other vehicle, an SUV, was traveling westbound on Craig through the intersection on a green light.

The SUV hit the sedan on the passenger side.

The passenger of the sedan died as a result of the crash. The driver of the sedan and two other passengers were taken to the hospital.

The driver of the SUV remained on scene. Neither impairment or speed are believed to be factors.

The intersection of Crag and Bruce is closed in all directions. Avoid the area... Read More

I-Team: Nevada Attorney General Ford responds to criticism over video he posted after getting COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Attorney General Aaron Ford is spreading awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently on Twitter, he posted a video of himself doing a fraternity dance right after getting the vaccine, but that post drew some criticism.

One response on social media said Ford was tone-deaf to post his video while thousands of Nevadans wait for the vaccine. Ford is in the first group, vaccinated because he is considered law enforcement.

In regard to the criticism, Ford told the I-Team, "If I offended anyone by that video, that was not at all my intent. The intent was again to try to lower the level of trepidation in the community to say you should be excited about getting this vaccine. It is safe, and it is something that can help us get to herd immunity in our community."... Read More

Las Vegas valley parents split on CCSD's plan to reopen schools to small groups

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- After nearly a year of distance learning, the Clark County School District is now working on getting students and teachers back into the classrooms. But parents are split on whether or not this is the best decision for their kids. 

Sylvia Federico has six children in the CCSD; their ages range from Pre-k to high school. She's in support of the board of trustees' decision to eventually move kindergarten through 3rd grade into a hybrid learning model.

"I feel that they need to be in school," said Federico.

Principals will also be able to bring small groups of students who need extra support onto separate campuses, but it's on a voluntary basis. 

"I appreciate that they are considering the children's' needs," Federico said. "They did still leave that choice, if they want to stay home or if the family says 'hey, I want to stay home this year' so they can still stay home."... Read More

Playing the odds: Las Vegas valley residents line up in Primm for chance at 2 giant jackpots

LAS VEGAS (KLAS/AP) -- It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line. Numbers will be drawn Friday night for the $750 million Mega Millions prize, the fifth-largest jackpot ever.

On Saturday, players will have a chance at a $640 million Powerball prize, the eighth-largest jackpot.

8 News Now spoke with Las Vegans who drove to Primm to take their chances at the jackpot, and they say they stood in the long line because the amount was too good not to try.

"It’s a ridiculous amount of money; it’s an unreasonable amount of money and so why not give a shot," stated Amy Masuret, Lottery hopeful.

"I’m going to test my luck you know? I just got unemployed recently, so I need this money," said Joanna Ortiz, Lottery hopeful... Read More

NFL favorites look to take another step closer to Super Bowl LV

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) - There are some great, intriguing NFL Playoff games as the road to the Super Bowl LV continues.

Local sports bookies are narrowing the betting angles for the contenders before kickoff hits. The Super Bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs host the upstart Cleveland Browns; Baltimore Ravens travel to chilly Buffalo tangling with the Bills; The L.A. Rams stout defense battles the high-flying Packers; While two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees duel in the Bayou.

8 News Now Sports anchor Ron Futrell has the story... Read More