Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 3, 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.
The Southern Nevada Health District conducts ongoing surveillance for variants. To date, no cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in Clark County. The most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants is to get vaccinated, get a booster when eligible, wear a mask in public indoor settings, practice good hand hygiene, and for people to stay home and get tested if they are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case.
Studies are underway to learn more about Omicron. Preliminary information indicates that no unusual symptoms are associated with the Omicron variant, and that people who are fully vaccinated are possibly less likely to experience serious illness or require hospitalization.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status Report
COVID-19 Booster Doses:
Booster doses are available to all adults 18 years of age and older. People age 18 and older who have completed their initial series with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines six months ago or more after the initial series is complete or adults 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine two months after their first vaccine can get a booster at Health District clinic locations. The booster dose can be the same vaccine originally received or a different vaccine. COVID-19 boosters are safe, effective and free.
COVID-19 Pediatric Doses
As of December 1, more than 16,200 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose in Clark County.
The Pfizer BioNTech pediatric vaccine is available at the Health District’s main public health center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. and its community clinic sites. Health District and community partner clinic listings and appointment access is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are accepted.
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.
Current Vaccine Update:
As of December 3, 2021:
- Total Doses Reported Administered: 2,900,052
Total Doses Reported Initiated: 1,518,282
- Percent initiated vaccination:
- Overall: 65.49%
- 18 years and older: 79.45%
- 5 years and older: 67.9%
- Total Doses Reported Completed: 1,253,968
- Overall: 54.09%
- 18 years and older: 66.56%
- 5 years and older: 55.78%
Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.
COVID-19 after Vaccination
As of December 2, the Health District has received reports of 14,187 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 123 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 218 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 2 deaths per 10,000 fully vaccinated people. Among unvaccinated people, the number of cases of COVID-19 is 2,824 out of every 10,000 unvaccinated individuals and the number of deaths is 51 per 10,000 unvaccinated people.
The Health District’s COVID-19 breakthrough infection reports are available at: www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough
As of December 2, there have been 345,652 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day moving average of new positive cases as of November 29, is 301.2 cases. The seven-day A total of 6,227 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.
The number of cases COVID-19 among children age four and younger is 7,815 as of December 2. The number of cases in children between the ages of 5 and 11 is 17,430.
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.
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 24, the Health District is reporting the following variants being monitored (VBM) in Clark County:
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As of December 2, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern (VOC) in Clark County:
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In the past 30 days, the Health District identified the following variants in Clark County:
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COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center are Monday and Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Expanded hours at the main public health center are Monday and Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Clinic information and additional resources are available on the Health District’s website 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.