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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

November 5, 2021

The Southern Nevada Health District is providing a weekly summary of COVID-19 data and new or updated information about COVID-19 clinics and resources.

COVID-19 Pediatric Doses

Beginning Wednesday, November 10, Pfizer BioNTech pediatric doses will be available for children between the ages of 5 and 11 at the Health District’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. and its community clinic sites. Vaccines will be available on a walk-in basis until the appointment system is updated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect children from getting COVID-19. Children may be at lower risk than adults of becoming seriously ill, but it is still possible. The vaccine is safe, effective and free.

At total of 37,213 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County have been reported in children ages 5 to 17. Children with COVID-19 can develop severe symptoms that result in hospitalizations, death, MIS-C and long-term complications. The Health District has reported 92 cases of MIS-C among Clark County children. There have been 269 hospitalizations of children ages 5 to 17 and four deaths in this age group. Vaccines also help to protect those who are too young to receive the vaccine. There have been 7,490 cases of COVID-19 reported in children ages 4 or younger, 151 hospitalizations, and one death.

COVID-19 Cases

As of November 5, there have been 334,445 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of November 1, is 314.6 cases. A total of 6,001 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

The Health District encourages people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 to get tested. Testing location information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Information on self-testing kits is available on the Health District website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Report

COVID-19 Booster Doses:

The Health District is administering booster doses of the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines to eligible individuals at its COVID-19 vaccine clinics. People can get the booster dose with the same vaccine as they originally received or with a different vaccine.

For people who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after receipt of the second dose of either of these vaccines :

For people who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster doses are recommended for those who were vaccinated two or more months ago, regardless of age or other underlying risk factors.

Current Vaccine Update:

As of November 5, 2021:

  • Total Doses Reported Administered: 2,689,948

Total Doses Reported Initiated: 1,454,030

  • Percent initiated vaccination:
    • Overall: 62.72%
    • 18 years and older: 76.91%
    • 12 years and older: 71.82%
  • Total Doses Reported Completed: 1,219,160
  • Overall: 52.59%
    • 18 years and older: 64.92%
    • 12 years and older: 59.94%

Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

COVID-19 after Vaccination

As of November 4, the Health District has received reports of 11,695 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. In Clark County, the current number of cases of COVID-19 in people who are fully vaccinated represents 105 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 190 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 1.7 deaths out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people.

The Health District’s reports regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination are available at: www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.


Variants of the virus that cause 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.

The CDC continues to learn about COVID-19 variants and reports them as follows: Variants Being Monitored (VBM), which may include variants previously designated as Variants of Interest (VOI) or Variants of Concern (VOC), and Variants of High Consequence (VOHC).

As of November 4, the Health District is reporting the following variants being monitored (VBM) in Clark County:

Variant Being MonitoredCountPercent


As of November 4, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern (VOC) in Clark County:

Variant of ConcernCountPercent
Delta Plus1362.1


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

Variant (Past 30 days)CountPercent
Delta Plus156.4


Clinic Locations

COVID-19 vaccine clinic evening hours have been extended at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur through the end of November on Mondays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Health District clinics will be closed Thursday, November 11, Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), and Friday, November 26.

Health District and community clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines to the public are also available throughout Clark County. For a complete listing go to www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. The website includes a feature that allows people to search for clinic listings by ZIP code.


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.

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