Clark County reaches vaccine milestone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 2021
LAS VEGAS – More than 70 percent of people 12 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. This milestone means more Southern Nevadans have taken steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
This news comes as the COVID-19 positivity rate is declining in Clark County. To sustain and expand on this progress people need to continue to take steps to protect themselves. This means people who received one dose of Moderna or Pfizer do need a second dose to be fully protected. Appointments and clinic location information are available on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.
“This achievement is a demonstration of how committed our community members are to taking care of themselves and each other,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District. “It is also a reflection of the hard work of our staff and response partners. Through our combined and sustained efforts, we can continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and get back to enjoying our pre-pandemic lives.”
In addition to getting vaccinated, people can protect themselves and others by wearing masks appropriately in public indoor places in accordance with current mandates, staying home when they are sick, washing hands frequently with soap and running water, covering their noses and mouths when coughing and sneezing and getting a flu vaccine. People who have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should get tested regardless of their vaccination status. Testing information is available on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-testing.
Expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours
Beginning Friday, October 1, and continuing through Saturday, October 25, the Health District will offer expanded evening and weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours at its 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Southern Nevada Community Health Center:
- Friday and Monday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The vaccine is readily available throughout Southern Nevada. People can find it at their pharmacies, community clinics, Health District sites and pop-up locations. Additional community clinic location, including a live chat support feature to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible, is available at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.
To date, the Health District has administered 2,486,149 total doses of the vaccine. More than 75 percent of people 18 years of age have initiated vaccination. The Health District is reporting 1,173,320 vaccinations have been completed. More than 62 percent of adults have completed vaccination and more than 57 percent of those eligible have completed vaccination.
Additional information about COVID-19, including Health District resources, reports, and testing and vaccine clinic sites is available at www.snhd.info/covid. The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at www.snhd.info/covid-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.