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24Nov 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is providing a weekly summary of COVID-19 data and new or updated information about COVID-19 clinics and resources. The COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated. Its Vaccination Summary now includes the percentage of people age 5 and older who have initiated and completed their vaccinations. In addition, the Dashboard now includes cumulative probable COVID-19 cases.

24Nov 2021

Health District holds grand opening for its Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church on December 1, World AIDS Day

December 1 marks World AIDS Day, and the Southern Nevada Health District will host a grand opening at 8 a.m. for its new Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church. The clinic is located at 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107 and will be offering free rapid HIV testing in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone age 13 to 64 to get tested at least once to learn their HIV status. Services will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

22Nov 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Just in time for the holidays, booster doses are now available to all adults 18 years of age and older. People age 18 and older who have completed their initial series with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines six months ago or more after the initial series is complete or adults 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two months after their first vaccine can get a booster at Health District clinic locations. The booster dose can be the same vaccine originally received or a different vaccine. COVID-19 boosters are safe, effective and free.

18Nov 2021

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 18

Thursday, November 18 marks the 44th Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for smokers to take the first step to quit smoking. It is estimated that seven out of 10 smokers would like to quit smoking. The Southern Nevada Health District has cessation resources and tools as well as information about alternative tobacco products and smoke-free living on its  Get Healthy Clark County website.

17Nov 2021

Health District offers COVID-19 testing and vaccine opportunities before the holiday season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with families and friends, and the Southern Nevada Health District wants to make sure everyone is safe and healthy this season. The Testing Before Turkey! Vaccination Before Vacation! COVID-19 Clinic will be held on Monday, November 22, at Futuro Academy, 920 N. Lamb Blvd., Las Vegas, 89110 from 3-6 p.m. to offer people the opportunity to get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines or a COVID-19 test before the holidays.

12Nov 2021

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

For clarification, the number of cases COVID-19 among children age four and younger is 7,566 as of November 12. The number of cases in children between the ages of 5 and 11 is 16,687 as of November 12. The COVID-19 Dashboard will include this breakdown going forward.

10Nov 2021

Health District begins administering COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5-11

The Southern Nevada Health District began to administer Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today to children between the ages of 5 and 11 at its main clinic at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. as well as its partner clinics. To locate a clinic, visit the Health District’s COVID-19 vaccine information page at www.SNHD.info/covid-vaccine. Pediatric vaccines are currently available on a walk-in basis until the appointment system is updated.

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2020 News Releases

30Dec 2020

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

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.

28Dec 2020

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

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.

22Dec 2020

Health District receives first Moderna vaccine shipment

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.

17Dec 2020

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 and Holiday Update

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.

4Dec 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

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.

2Dec 2020

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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:

1Dec 2020

World AIDS Day, December 1

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.

24Nov 2020

November 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

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.

23Nov 2020

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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.

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Updated on:  August 31, 2021