One Million Dose Milestone Reached in Clark County
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April 5, 2021
Click-To-Tweet: Clark County & community partners hit a COVID-19 vaccine milestone – more than 1 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Clark County.
Southern Nevadans reached a new milestone in their unparalleled response to the COVID-19 pandemic as more than one million doses of vaccine have been given in Clark County. As of April 5, the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, University Medical Center, the Nevada National Guard, the local cities, EMS providers, pharmacies and other community partners have initiated 663,905 doses of the vaccine, completed 362,208 doses, and administered a total of 1,026,113 COVID-19 vaccines.
“We can be proud of our community’s response to the pandemic, and now that vaccines are more widely available we need the support of our local employers and all Las Vegas Valley residents to get vaccinated so we can put the pandemic behind us,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who also serves as Vice Chair of the Health District’s Board of Health. “We also want to remind people that as we take steps to reopen our economy it continues to be important for everyone to keep doing the things that help limit the spread of the virus including washing hands and wearing face coverings and social distancing in public places. These measures in addition to getting as many people vaccinated as possible are the keys to fully reopening our economy and getting back to normal.”
“It is through the extraordinary efforts of our partners, our staff, and the public’s own commitment to their health and the health of our community that so many people have been vaccinated,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we must continue to build on these achievements to stop the pandemic. I urge everyone who can get vaccinated to do so, and to continue to take the recommended precautions to stay healthy.”
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free, and available at Health District and community partner clinics throughout Southern Nevada. People can register for an appointment at www.SNHD.info/covid-vaccine or access additional clinic location information at www.NVCOVIDFighter.com.
People who are fully vaccinated can also start doing some things they stopped doing before the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional guidance for fully vaccinated people on its website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. People are considered to have the full protection offered from the vaccine two weeks after receiving their last required dose (the second dose of Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine). It is important for people who are fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks when in public or around unvaccinated people, to avoid large gatherings, and to get tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms. The CDC recently updated its travel guidance and no longer recommends fully vaccinated people delay travel or quarantine before or after their trip. The full guidance is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.
The Health District provides additional COVID-19 resources on its website to ensure vaccines are accessible to everyone in Southern Nevada. Information about transportation assistance, homebound vaccine access, ASL Interpretation Services, and more is available 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.