FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2021
- As of April 15, 2021, there have been 786,066 COVID-19 doses initiated, 504,475 doses completed, and a total of 1,239,701 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.
- This Tuesday, April 13, a record number of vaccines were administered at both the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center clinics. More than 7,700 vaccines were given at Cashman Center, and more than 6,000 at the Convention Center location.
- This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of staff, partners, and the public’s commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.
- As a larger percentage of the population is vaccinated, the Health District and its partners will shift their strategies for reaching people and offering 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.
- This will allow available resources to be maximized, including using strike teams and pop-up clinic sites to vaccinate at smaller events and to reach higher-risk populations.
- The Southern Nevada Health District has stopped administering the Janssen vaccine in its clinics and advised its community partners to do the same.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA have recommended this pause in the use of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine after six cases of a rare but serious blood clot condition in individuals who received the vaccine. The pause is intended to allow time to prepare health care providers to recognize and diagnose patients, treat them appropriately, and report cases that may be related to the vaccine.
- Yesterday, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported that a Nevadan was one of six reported serious reactions to the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
- At this time, the Health District does not have any additional details about the Nevada resident.
- These reactions are very rare, and for anyone who received the Janssen vaccine more than a month ago, the risk if very low at this time.
- If someone received the Janssen vaccine in the last few weeks, they should be aware of the symptoms associated with the rare adverse events. If someone develops severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks of vaccination, they should contact their health care provider or go to the emergency room or urgent care, and let them know they received the Janssen vaccine.
- The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not associated with these rare but serious conditions, and the Health District continues to urge people to get vaccinated.
- The Health District is reporting 239,293 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County today, an increase of 440 since yesterday as well as 4205 deaths, an increase in seven from yesterday.
Updated information and resources are available on the Health District’s COVID website at www.SNHD.info/covid.
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.