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The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,107,647 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 22. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,219,043; the number of vaccinations completed is 986,609. Approximately 65 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 53 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination.
Upcoming summit will address the impact of racism and discrimination, housing, education, income and more on substance misuse and overdose
The 2021 Southern Nevada Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit – A Blueprint for Action: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for the virtual summit is open to participants at https://whova.com/portal/registration/snsma_202108
As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 771 new COVID-19 cases today, 51 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The increase in cases serves as a reminder that the pandemic is not over. The Health District encourages everyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing and seek testing if they have symptoms. Unvaccinated people who have attended large events or gatherings are at a higher risk of infection.
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’s immunization clinic is giving away free backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the first 500 kids at our clinics starting Monday, July 12. All Health District immunization clinic services are available by appointment only at this time. Appointments can be made by calling (702) 759-0850.
The Southern Nevada Health District will begin additional school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics at several schools throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The clinics are available to Southern Nevadans age 12 and older and the Health District encourages people to bring their eligible family members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,005,236 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 2. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,150,695; the number of vaccinations completed is 946,421.
Public Urged to Get Vaccinated, Follow Health Guidance During July 4th Holiday Celebrations to Limit COVID-19 Spread
With the approach of the July 4th holiday and COVID-19 cases on the rise in Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and local officials are reminding residents to take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 257,961 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 740 cases since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting an additional three deaths, bringing the total to 4,483. The community’s COVID-19 7-day test positivity rate is also on the rise, and these factors serve as a reminder for the public that the pandemic is not over. It is important to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including getting fully vaccinated and getting tested.
“My Test, My Way.” It’s the optimal way for people to find out their HIV status and it’s the theme for this year’s National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to get tested in a way that is convenient and accessible for them. The Health District will provide free Express Testing from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, June 25 at Annex A inside the 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. For information about testing and services, visit the Sexual Health Clinic webpage.
As of December 28, 2020, there have been 13,467 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 645 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 165,318. The Health District received laboratory reports from all major laboratories; however, the number of electronic laboratory reports received today is significantly less than usual.
LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This first shipment includes 15,000 doses of the vaccine. Most of this shipment will be used by the Health District to administer vaccine to Tier 1 health care personnel. The Health District continues to receive vaccine in phases. To date, the Southern Nevada Health District has received 27,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in addition to 16, 478 doses of Moderna vaccine being shipped directly to Clark County hospitals this week.
The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine brought some much needed holiday cheer to Southern Nevada. More shipments will be arriving, and the Southern Nevada Health District will provide regular updates on the progress of its vaccine distribution efforts. As the community continues to respond to the pandemic this holiday season, the Health District recommends celebrating only with people who share the same home. Those who will still plan events with people outside their household are strongly encouraged to take steps to lower the risk of infection at these gatherings.
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District received 12,675 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer. The initial shipments received by the Health District are being delivered to hospitals to be administered to health care personnel.
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District welcomes today’s announcement from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that the state is set to receive its first allocation of more than 146,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
LAS VEGAS – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released options to reduce quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 from the current 14 day period to 10 days without testing or seven days if they have received a negative test result. Based on local circumstances and available local resources, the Southern Nevada Health District is implementing these quarantine options in Clark County effective immediately. The options for seven and 10 day quarantine include:
LAS VEGAS – On the 32nd World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its Collect2Protect online HIV/STD at-home testing kit program as part of its efforts to strengthen the community’s HIV/STD services. Collect2Protect is tool to assist with this year’s theme Ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Resilience and Impact. For information about the program, visit the Collect2Protect webpage: www.snhd.info/c2p.
The Southern Nevada Health District will institute changes to operations in compliance with the recent directives announced Sunday by Governor Steve Sisolak. These changes will be in place for three weeks and will limit capacity at Health District public health centers. Effective Wednesday, November 25, services will be available by appointment or unavailable for a three-week period, until Wednesday, December 16.
LAS VEGAS – As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates increase in Clark County, so is the demand for testing. The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding residents and employers that a negative test result is not required to be released from isolation or quarantine, nor is it valid to terminate isolation/quarantine before the required time (10 days for isolation/14 days for quarantine). The Health District does not provide return-to-work documentation.
Updated on: July 23, 2021