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/Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 17, 2021

Vaccine Update

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to discuss the issue of administering additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the general public, and specifically, recommendations related to administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA advisory committee did vote not to recommend boosters for everyone 16 and older; however, it did recommend a booster for individuals age 65 and older or those who are at a high risk of severe COVID-19 illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine. The Southern Nevada Health District would then begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine in accordance with CDC guidance.

As of September 16, more than 74 percent of people 18 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 69 percent of people eligible (people ages 12 and over) have also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additionally, more than 61 percent of adults in Clark County are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Clark County 2,432,316. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

The Health District continues to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus and stop the pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at protecting people against severe illness, hospitalization and death, including disease caused by Delta and other variants circulating in Clark County.

COVID-19 after Vaccination

The Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly report regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination includes additional information, including trends. The report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.

As of September 16, the Health District has received reports of 9,080 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 86 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 137 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 1 death out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. By comparison, the case rate is 50 deaths per 10,000 unvaccinated people.

No vaccine is 100 percent effective, and breakthrough infections among vaccinated people are expected.

Because vaccines are not 100 percent effective, as the number of people who are fully vaccinated goes up, the number of breakthrough cases will also increase.

Variants

Variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are tracked by the Health District, throughout the United States and globally by public health organizations. The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the best way to reduce the spread and slow the emergence of new variants is to get vaccinated. More information about variants, including classifications and definitions is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.

As of September 16, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern in Clark County:

VariantCountPercent
Alpha93914.6
Beta90.1
Delta493676.5
Delta Plus1081.7
Epsilon2263.5
Gamma2313.6
Total6449

In the past 30 days, the Health District identified the following variants of concern in Clark County:

VariantCountPercent
Alpha00.0
Beta00.0
Delta39099.0
Delta Plus41.0
Epsilon00.0
Gamma00.0
Total394

As of September 16, the Health District has identified the following variants of interest in Clark County (there were no variants of interest reported in the last 30 days):

VariantCountPercent
Eta00.0
Iota7243.1
Kappa00.0
Lambda53.0
Mu9053.9
Total167

Testing Locations

The Southern Nevada Health District is offer testing sites at mobile sites available at the following locations:

  • Clark County Fairgrounds, 1301 Whipple Ave., Logandale, NV 89021
    Tuesday and Thursday, time is TBD (the Health District calendar will be updated)
  • Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Ln., Ls Vegas NV 89113
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Enterprise Library, 8310 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89123
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Testing services are ongoing at these sites and will be available until further notice.

COVID-19 testing is also available at community center kiosk sites, Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., College of Southern Nevada locations, UNLV Stan Fulton, and the Health District’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit the testing calendar at www.snhd.info/covid-testing for more information. Additional community testing site locations are available at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.

Case Updates

As of Friday, September 17, the Health District is reporting 314,282 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 681 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 17 deaths bringing the total to 5,446. Additional information about COVID-19 cases is available at www.snhd.info/covid-case.

Vaccine Clinics

New vaccine clinic locations next week include:

  • Blade Masters, 2245 N. Decatur Blvd., Ste. D, Las Vegas, NV 89108
    Saturday, September 18, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Eldorado High School, 1139 N. Linn Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89110
    Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *$100 Gift Card incentive for people receiving their first dose of vaccine
  • Marianas Market, 2325 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
    Friday, September 24, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Vaccines continue to be available at:

  • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014
    Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., lower level (near Kohl’s)
  • UNLV Stan Fulton Building parking lot, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89154
    Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., drive through only
  • College of Southern Nevada campuses:
    North Las Vegas, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
    West Charleston, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
    Henderson, 700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002
    Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
    Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS)
    Multiple locations
    Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • High school-based clinics locations:
    Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (starting Monday, September 20)
    Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89149
    Cheyenne High School, 3200 W. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
    Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
    Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations:
    2621 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89104
    8250 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, 89147
    7170 North Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, 89131
    Monday and Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Go to www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine for additional clinic dates and times.

More information about community vaccination site locations can be found at NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.

More information about COVID-19, including Health District resources, reports, and testing and vaccine clinic sites is available at www.snhd.info/covid. The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

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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.

2021-09-17T16:55:55-07:00