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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance recommending booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people who are at higher risk for COVID-19. At this time, booster doses are only available to people who received the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC is recommending the following groups receive booster doses at least six months after they have completed their two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine:
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to discuss the issue of administering additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the general public, and specifically, recommendations related to administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA advisory committee did vote not to recommend boosters for everyone 16 and older; however, it did recommend a booster for individuals age 65 and older or those who are at a high risk of severe COVID-19 illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine. The Southern Nevada Health District would then begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with CDC guidance.
One dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or a bundle of veggies? That’s about how much people will pay at the Veggie Buck Truck at the pop-up produce market at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC). This pilot program is being offered by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Three Square Food Bank and Vegas Root’s Veggie Buck Truck to increase access to low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables.
Beginning Tuesday, September 14, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu vaccine at its public health centers. Walk-in clients are accepted at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. immunization clinic, but appointments are required at its other public health centers. To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850. Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines or other immunizations.
The Southern Nevada Health District is now including Variants of Interest in its weekly reporting. More information about variants, including classifications and definitions is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly report regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination has been expanded and now includes additional information, including trends. The report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough. As of September 2, the Health District has received reports of 7,634 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 544 cases out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 112 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents eight deaths out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. By comparison, the case rate is 562 deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people.
Mosquitoes trapped by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Program in the 89014 ZIP code have tested positive for West Nile virus, the first this season in Clark County. The Health District is reminding people that “yes” there are mosquitoes in Southern Nevada, and to protect themselves from mosquito bites when they are outdoors.
The Southern Nevada Health District worked with multiple partners and individuals to conduct an in-depth analysis of the community’s health-related needs and strengths as well as resources available to address and improve health outcomes in Clark County. The result, the 2020-2021 Community Health Assessment (CHA), is now available on the Healthy Southern Nevada website.
The Southern Nevada Health District is making testing more accessible with locations now available at mobile sites at the following locations: The Jimmie Hughes Campus (Mesquite), Sahara West Library, Windmill Library, Enterprise Library, Sunrise Library, Whitney Library, West Las Vegas Library and Aliante Library.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Mesquite Public Health Center has moved to a new location. Services will reopen at the Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Mesquite, NV 89027. The public health center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and closed for lunch between noon and 1 p.m. each day.
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: August 31, 2021