Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2021
- As of April 28, 2021, there have been 856,131 COVID-19 doses initiated, 596,891 doses completed, and a total of 1,400,247 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.
- The State of Nevada has approved the Local COVID-19 Mitigation and Enforcement Plan, and continued vaccination efforts, along with other recommended prevention strategies are integral to efforts to stop the pandemic.
- Local response and mitigation measures will continue to be science-driven and designed to protect the health and welfare of the community. This means ensuring people can live, work, and play in the healthiest environment possible.
- To date, almost 47 percent of Clark County’s eligible population (people 16 years of age and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
- Once 60 percent of the population has received one dose of the vaccine, social distancing and capacity restrictions will be removed. To reach this threshold, about 1,097,955 people locally will need to get their first dose of the vaccine.
- Beginning May 5, the Cashman Center location will be closing, and large-scale clinic operations will be focused on the Las Vegas Convention Center site.
- Upcoming community clinics include:
Wednesday, April 28, 4-8 p.m.
Hollywood Recreation Center
1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89142
Thursday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jaycee’s Senior Community Mobile Home Park
5805 W. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Friday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Searchlight Community Center
200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, NV 89046
Saturday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bob Price Community Center
2050 Bonnie Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89156
May 11 – June 14 (Week 1-3 Dose 1, Week 4-6 Dose 2)
7 a.m. to noon
Texas Station Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
2101 Texas Star Ln., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Appointments are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.
- Beginning Monday, May 3, COVID-19 vaccine services offered at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur location will move to the building that housed our non-congregate shelter on the south side of its main building. This will allow the immunization clinic to resume normal operations, including back-to-school immunizations as parents and children get ready for the start of the new school year and in-person instruction.
- The Health District has resumed using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week following recommendations of the CDC and FDA. The recommended pause allowed the agencies to thoroughly review the reports of rare but severe cases of blood clots in women who had received the vaccine and to provide information to health care providers and public health agencies.
- After a review of the scientific and case data, the CDC and FDA recommended providers resume use of the vaccine and determined that the potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks. The Health District will continue to work with its health care partners and the public to provide information and to answer any questions they may have. The side effects that were investigated were very rare, but it is important to ensure people are aware of them. If people who receive the Janssen vaccine develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks of receiving the vaccine, they should contact their physician.
- The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not associated with these rare but serious conditions, and we continue to urge people to get vaccinated.
The weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Snapshot is available on the Health District’s website at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/snapshot/. Updated daily COVID-19 case counts are available on the Health District COVID-19 dashboard at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.