Second COVID-19 booster doses available at Southern Nevada Health District clinics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 29, 2022
LAS VEGAS — Second COVID-19 booster doses are now available for people 50 and older and people 12 and older who are immunocompromised at Southern Nevada Health District vaccination clinics. Second boosters were authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its recommendation for certain immunocompromised individuals and people over the age of 50 who received an initial booster dose at least four months previously.
The booster doses are authorized for the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) and are available to people regardless of which vaccine they originally received. Pfizer booster doses are authorized for people age 12 and older. Moderna boosters are available for people age 18 and older.
“We know booster doses are continuing to provide people with protection against severe disease, hospitalizations and death,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Health District. “Having the option to get an additional booster is significant for people who may be at higher risk for severe disease, especially if cases begin to increase.”
In addition to recommending first and second booster doses, the Health District continues to encourage those who have not yet completed their initial vaccination series to do so. Vaccines are available at Health District and community locations throughout Southern Nevada. Currently, more than 72 percent of people eligible in Clark County have initiated vaccination and more than 58 percent have completed vaccination.
Additional COVID-19 resources and Health District vaccine clinic site locations are 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.