USDA veterinarians helping with COVID vaccine

USDA veterinarians are now lending their skills nationwide to administer the COVID vaccine to humans.

Veterinarian Rob Dickens is helping the efforts in Las Vegas. He says that he personally has been administering up to a hundred shots per day.

“We’ve got probably sixty people, boots on the ground here in Las Vegas, and if we estimate that each person is vaccinating eighty people a day, take that over thirty days. It is very easy to arrive at a figure that suggests we have vaccinated over eight percent of the people in the metro area of Las Vegas,” he states.

In addition to Nevada, USDA has deployed staff to help with vaccinations in Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, and Oregon.

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