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COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 10, 2021

Vaccine Update

  • As of February 9, 2021, there have been 243,897 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (203,477 first doses and 40,420 second doses.)
  • The vaccine is being distributed in phases, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health District’s distribution plan mirrors the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Playbook and is based on risk and level of exposure.
  • To date, the Health District has received 151,665 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.
  • For the sites of current Health District and partner PODS (points of distribution) go to www.snhd.info/covid.
  • There have been more than 10,000 duplicate appointments identified in the Health District registration system. If someone has made a duplicate appointment, they need to cancel their appointment to allow someone else to schedule. They are provided a link to do so and should check their Junk or Spam folder if they cannot locate it. People can also email covidvaccine-appointments@snhd.org or call the help line at (702) 759-1900 for assistance.

ZIP Code Data

  • The Health District’s weekly report now incorporates ZIP code vaccination data. The Southern Nevada Heath District has been working closely with its state and local partners to distribute the vaccine supply received each week as equitably as possible and in keeping with State’s Vaccine Playbook.
  • As more vaccine data and demographic information becomes available, the Health District is refining its distribution strategies within the confines of vaccine allotments and in consultation with the state.
  • Some of the disparities identified with vaccine distribution are a result of the limited supply of the vaccine as well as initial data reflecting the first people to be vaccinated, including health care workers and other public safety and security professionals.
  • As more vaccine becomes available to the general population lane, the Health District and its partners are focusing efforts on more vulnerable senior populations and disproportionately impacted people within the eligible groups.
  • More pop-up clinics in areas with limited access and lower vaccination rates are being scheduled, and as more vaccine is received, additional programs to serve those most in need will be implemented.

Dashboard

  • The Health District added a new tab to its COVID-19 Dashboard that includes COVID-19 cases in schools.
  • The section includes total school cases by school type, positive cases among staff and students, and more.
  • School case data is based on report date. Many case investigations are ongoing, and this data are preliminary and subject to change.

Second Dose Clinic

  • The Health District’s second dose clinic site at the Las Vegas Convention Center continues to take walk-in appointments.
  • Second doses of Pfizer are also available at the clinic beginning this week. The Health District began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on January 21.
  • Walk-in appointments are available at this site from 8:30 a.m. until 2 pm. or based on clinic capacity.
  • The Health District opened its second dose clinic site in the C-1 area of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall on Tuesday, February 2. This facility offers our community a centrally located site to access the vaccine.
  • The appointment-only clinic will operate Tuesday through Saturday for people who received their first dose at any Health District or partner clinic and are eligible to receive their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

Updated information and resources are available on the Health District’s COVID website at www.SNHD.info/covid.

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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.

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