Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 14, 2020
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 51,457 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 888 since yesterday. It is important to note that the case counts posted each day are a reflection of the volume of tests conducted and electronic laboratory results received by the Health District from reporting facilities. The 7-day moving average of people with positive COVID-19 viral test results continues to decline and is at 13 percent.
Up-to-date information about COVID-19, including daily reports, is available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid.
The Health District, Immunize Nevada and community partners are holding a Back-to-School Shot Clinic on Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the agency’s main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Immunizations are available by appointment only to ensure safe social distancing. Appointments can be booked at https://booking.appointy.com/en-US/immunizenevada/bookings/service. All appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the clinic date. Attendees who have health insurance, including Nevada Checkup and Medicaid, should bring their insurance card, and parents should bring their children’s immunizations records if available.
The Health District also provides back-to-school immunizations at its clinic locations during normal business hours. Due to the COVID-19 response, the Health District is limiting the number of patients allowed in its clinics and immunization services are available by appointment only. Only one parent or guardian is allowed in the clinic with the child for services. Call (702) 759-0850 to schedule an appointment. Visit www.snhd.info/back-to-school.
The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in school: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (DTaP and Tdap), quadrivalent meningitis, and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). Parents who recently moved to Nevada should note hepatitis A vaccination is required in the state. Immunizations that were up to date in other states that do not require hepatitis A vaccination might not be current in Nevada. For a list of immunization requirements for school, visit Immunize Nevada’s Nevada School Requirements page.
Children entering 7th grade must be immunized against tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) as well as Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). The meningitis vaccine is also required for 8th through 12th grade students who are new to the Clark County School District. A booster dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and the meningococcal B vaccines are recommended for teens who are 16 to 18 years old.
Parents vaccinating a child at a Health District clinic should bring immunization records. Parents who cannot locate immunization records should contact their health care provider. If their children were immunized in Nevada, parents can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide immunization registry, at https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at 1 (775) 684-5954.
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.