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Resources and Information Regarding Baby Formula Shortage

The Southern Nevada Health District is providing the following resources and information regarding the current baby formula shortage that is due to supply chain issues and a recent recall of Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas. Nevada parents are having difficulty finding formula on store shelves throughout Clark County.


On-Demand Microtransit Survey

Share your opinion about on-demand microtransit (public transit that comes to you) with the Regional Transportation Commission for a chance to win gift cards, game tickets and transit passes.


FDA Advisory About Raw Oysters

The FDA is working with federal, state, and local officials, and with Canadian public health authorities regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada


Infant Formula Recall Expanded

The FDA is advising consumers not to use recalled Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas, due to four complaints of infant illness. Click for more information on specific recalled items.


Nevada Immunization Program announces SMART Health QR Code for COVID-19 vaccine records

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has announced that COVID-19 vaccination records can be accessed through the SMART Health QR Code tool. The SMART Health QR Code, available through Nevada WebIZ, the statewide immunization information system, is protected by cryptography and will serve as an official State of Nevada digital record for those who received vaccines in the state.


In 2022, I want to…

‘Tis the season for resolutions to make changes and be healthier in the New Year. Don’t let them go by the wayside by February 1! The Southern Nevada Health District has resources to help you live a healthier life and be your best self in 2022 with free online tools, classes and programs. For information, visit the Get Healthy Clark County or the Spanish-language Viva Saludable websites.


World AIDS Day 2021: Ending the HIV Epidemic. Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice.

This week, the Southern Nevada Health District and its community partners commemorated World AIDS Day. This year’s theme, Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice, highlights the need to address health inequities and to innovate and invest in the community to end the HIV epidemic everywhere.


Testing made simple.

One of the best decisions you can make in life is to prioritize your health. At Southern Nevada Health District, our mission has been to diagnose, treat, prevent, respond, and educate our surrounding communities through quality care and accessible assistance. With the anniversary of our Collect2Protect program coming up, it’s important that we continue to bring awareness to HIV/STI testing and prevention in efforts to decrease the spread. For most of us, talking about these health matters can be down-right uncomfortable – let alone testing your own status. But it’s a vital step in helping maintain the health of not only ourselves, but those around us.


Who needs the flu vaccine? You!

Each September people ask themselves one important question—Is it too early to start decorating for fall? Based on the amount of pumpkin-flavored everything and fall-themed items on sale everywhere, the answer is a resounding “No.” Another question the Southern Nevada Health District recommends people ask themselves each fall is what can I do this flu season to protect myself and my family? This question is even more consequential as our community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Immunocompromised

Clark County residents with moderately to severely compromised immune systems can get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at Southern Nevada Health District vaccine clinic locations and at partner clinic locations throughout the community. The additional dose was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people who are immunocompromised and have been fully vaccinated with the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.


It’s time to get back to class. Do your kids have their shots yet?

The Southern Nevada Health District urges parents and guardians to bring their kindergartners and 7th graders for their mandatory school vaccines before the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9. The Health District offers back-to-school immunizations at the main facility, East Las Vegas Public Health Center, Mesquite Public Health Center and Henderson Public Health Center.


Enjoy a Safe and Happy 4th of July

The Independence Day holiday weekend is upon us, and with little rain in the forecast and fewer COVID-19 precautions in place, Southern Nevadans are likely to be spending more time outdoors and in larger groups. The Health District encourages everyone to take the following steps to remain safe and healthy this weekend and throughout the summer months.


COVID-19 shots are coming to a school in your neighborhood

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, adults and children 12 and older can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at 16 high schools and middle schools across the Las Vegas Valley in an effort to ensure vaccine sites are convenient and accessible throughout the community. The Southern Nevada Health District will provide first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at four schools simultaneously for two days at each location. Second doses will be available at those same schools 21 days later. The late-afternoon clinics are designed to make it easier for people to take their shot on the way home from work. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted pending clinic capacity.


Children 12-15 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

On Monday, May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. On Wednesday, May 12, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine for adolescents in this age group. Based on the final recommendations of the ACIP, the Southern Nevada Health District has begun administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 and older at Health District sites. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.


On the hunt to seek and destroy COVID-19

Having lived in Las Vegas for years, Jason Frame can’t recall a time when the streets were empty by day and had families cruising the vacant Strip at night—on bicycles, no less. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the city’s usually bustling streets into a virtual ghost town. So far, 5,000 residents have tested positive, despite months of inactivity, with hotels and casinos shut down in attempts to flatten the curve.


Racism is a Public Health Crisis

As a public health agency dedicated to eliminating disparities and advancing equity in our community, we were heartbroken by the brutal killing of George Floyd. The violent methods used on demonstrators who were peacefully protesting, and the structural racism that has resulted in a disproportionate amount of death and harm in our communities of color are antithetical to what we stand for as a public health agency.

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