Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 17, 2021
Vaccine Shipment Delays
- Severe weather in other parts of the country has caused delays in shipments of the Southern Nevada Health District’s allocation of Moderna vaccine.
- As a result, the Health District will be rescheduling second dose appointments for those who were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine by one week. People who were scheduled to receive their second dose of Moderna on Thursday, February 18, Friday, February, 19, and Saturday, February 20, are being contacted to reschedule their appointments.
- Approximately 4,000 individuals are being contacted to reschedule their appointments due to the delayed shipments of Moderna vaccine.
- The expected shipment of Pfizer vaccine was received, and second dose appointments will continue as scheduled.
- Next week, the Health District will only administer second doses of the vaccine. Second dose clinic locations will include the Convention Center, Cashman Center, and limited appointments at the Southern Nevada Health District’s main facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. for people who have mobility issues.
- All first dose appointments that are scheduled for this week will continue as planned. People who have first dose appointments scheduled this week do not need to confirm their appointments. No first dose appointments are currently scheduled for next week, and the Health District will resume scheduling the following week.
- The Health District continues to urge people to cancel duplicate appointments if they have made more than one. People are provided a link to do so and should check their Junk or Spam folder if they cannot locate it.
- As of February 16, 2021, there have been 304,109 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (239,241 first doses and 64,868 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 201,975 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.
- For the sites of current Health District and partner PODS (points of distribution) visit our website at www.snhd.info/covid. Appointments are available three days in advance, depending on vaccine availability. People who work at a large organization should also check with their organization for their vaccination plans.
- People who need assistance scheduling appointments can call 1-800-401-0946.
More information about COVID-19, including case updates, vaccination clinics, and available resources, is available on the Health District website at www.SNHD.info/covid. Additional information and resources can be accessed at the NVCOVIDFighter.org website.
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.