Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2021
- As of February 23, 2021, there have been 370,269 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (266,684 first doses and 103,585 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 245,175 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.
Vaccine Shipment Delays
- Severe weather in other parts of the country caused delays in shipments of the vaccine and the Health District initially announced first dose appointments would be delayed by one week as a result.
- However, the delayed shipment of Moderna vaccine arrived Monday, February 22, and the Health District began offering limited first dose appointments at Cashman Center this morning to those who are eligible to receive the vaccine.
- This week’s shipment is expected to arrive before the end of the week, and no further disruptions to the vaccine schedule are anticipated at this time.
- Second dose appointments are also available at both Cashman Center and the Convention Center this week.
Second Doses and Eligible Groups
- Currently, Cashman Center has same day appointments available for second doses of the vaccine.
- Second dose appointments are available to those who were vaccinated at a Health District or partner clinic and received the Pfizer vaccine at least 21 days prior and the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days prior. Appointments are encouraged; however, limited walk-ins may be accommodated based on clinic capacity. Appointments can be made at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
- A state administered call center is available to answer questions and assist those who may need help making appointments. The call center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-800-401-0946.
- The Health District continues to urge people not to “appointment shop” and to cancel appointments if they make more than one. In addition to the call center, people can email email@example.com for assistance canceling appointments.
- Groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in public safety and security and frontline community support groups. A complete list is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
- The Health District is reporting an eighth case of the B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain has been detected in Clark County.
- This most recent case was reported in male in his 70s who is a Clark County resident. The individual did not require hospitalization and has recovered.
- The reports of additional B1.1.7 strains in Clark County are not unexpected. However, it is a reminder that the pandemic is not over. Everyone needs to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including wearing face masks, staying home as much as possible, avoiding large gatherings and washing hands frequently.
- Additional prevention tips are available at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/campaign/.
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.