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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 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.

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

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is now including Variants of Interest in its weekly reporting. 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.

2021-09-13T08:36:53-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly report regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination has been expanded and now includes additional information, including trends. The report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough. As of September 2, the Health District has received reports of 7,634 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 544 cases out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 112 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents eight deaths out of every 100,000 fully vaccinated people. By comparison, the case rate is 562 deaths per 100,000 unvaccinated people.

2021-09-03T15:55:14-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is making testing more accessible with locations now available at mobile sites at the following locations: The Jimmie Hughes Campus (Mesquite), Sahara West Library, Windmill Library, Enterprise Library, Sunrise Library, Whitney Library, West Las Vegas Library and Aliante Library.

2021-08-27T15:01:02-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District Statement on Ivermectin

Unfortunately, people are turning to untested, unauthorized, and in many cases unsafe treatments for COVID-19. Recently, there has been increased interest in a drug called ivermectin. Ivermectin is a drug used in the United States to treat or prevent parasites in animals and for specific uses in humans. The doses and forms for humans and animals are different. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been receiving reports of patients who have been hospitalized after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses.

2021-08-27T14:41:16-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

More than 70 percent of people 18 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,270,648 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered as of August 19. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,321,114; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,053,447. Approximately 70.32 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. More than 65 percent of people eligible (people ages 12 and over) have also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

2021-08-20T16:04:08-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,234,626 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of August 13. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,302,557; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,035,172. Approximately 69.45 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 56.06 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

2021-08-13T22:05:06-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,193,163 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of August 6. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,277,278; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,017,612. Approximately 68.28 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 55.26 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/

2021-08-06T17:03:10-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,148,571 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 30. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,247,173; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,001,160. Approximately 66.9 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 54.5 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at: http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/

2021-07-30T15:30:54-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance is aligned with the Southern Nevada Health District’s previous recommendation for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Current Health District guidelines for schools recommend that all students and personnel wear masks during high levels of community transmission. The Health District’s recommendations were made in response to increasing case counts and the COVID-19 positivity rate in Clark County. Per State of Nevada Emergency Directive 045, Nevada’s statewide face-covering requirements are based on the recommendations issued by the CDC.

2021-07-27T16:17:34-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,107,647 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 22. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,219,043; the number of vaccinations completed is 986,609. Approximately 65 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 53 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination.

2021-07-23T16:16:45-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District Statement

As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.

2021-07-16T09:04:43-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 771 new COVID-19 cases today, 51 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The increase in cases serves as a reminder that the pandemic is not over. The Health District encourages everyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing and seek testing if they have symptoms. Unvaccinated people who have attended large events or gatherings are at a higher risk of infection.

2021-07-09T14:08:44-07:00

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics continue

The Southern Nevada Health District will begin additional school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics at several schools throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The clinics are available to Southern Nevadans age 12 and older and the Health District encourages people to bring their eligible family members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.

2021-07-07T16:51:05-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,005,236 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 2. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,150,695; the number of vaccinations completed is 946,421.

2021-07-06T17:34:07-07:00

COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 257,961 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 740 cases since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting an additional three deaths, bringing the total to 4,483. The community’s COVID-19 7-day test positivity rate is also on the rise, and these factors serve as a reminder for the public that the pandemic is not over. It is important to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including getting fully vaccinated and getting tested.

2021-06-25T12:10:50-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to provide pop-up vaccination clinics at Clark County School District schools through the end of June. These clinics as well as additional partner clinic information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

2021-06-17T15:07:30-07:00

COVID-19 vaccines available at “pop-up” clinic at Allegiant Stadium

Southern Nevadans now have the unique opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccines at a pop-up clinic offered by the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and their partners in Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, beginning today, Thursday, June 10 through Sunday, June 13, and again Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20. The COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in the Modelo Cantina Club overlooking the field.

2021-06-10T13:37:40-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of June 3, there have been 1,035,482 COVID-19 doses initiated, 817,345 doses completed, and a total of 1,774,430 COVID-19 doses administered in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District has added information to its COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard is now updated with a vaccine summary that includes percent of initiated vaccines by age group.

2021-06-03T16:00:47-07:00

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics kick off

The Southern Nevada Health District today began its first round of school-based vaccine clinics at Desert Pines High School as well as Sawyer, Swainston and Tarkanian middle schools. The Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to bring their family members, including their children age 12 and over, to these clinics to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Registration for appointments is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins may be accepted depending on clinic capacity.

2021-06-02T08:45:19-07:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Texas Station COVID-19 vaccine and testing site will be closed on Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday. All services at the site will resume on Tuesday, June 1, at 7 a.m.

2021-05-26T16:09:09-07:00

Clark County surpasses one million first dose COVID-19 vaccinations

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting more than a million first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Clark County. As of May 25, more than 1,002,047 people have received their first dose of the vaccine at sites throughout the community. Of those vaccinated, 785,182 have been fully vaccinated and more than 1,713,609 doses have been administered.

2021-05-25T15:00:56-07:00

Stan Fulton COVID-19 Testing site closing, Thursday at noon

The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing site located at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building will close on Thursday, May 27 at noon. Testing is an important part of the community strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, and testing options are available throughout the community, including at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 and the Texas Station through June 21. More information and registration are available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Additional testing locations can also be found on the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/. 

2021-05-24T15:02:52-07:00

School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in June

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, adults and children 12 and older can receive their COVID-19 vaccination at 16 high schools and middle schools across the Las Vegas Valley in an effort to ensure vaccine sites are convenient and accessible throughout the community. The Southern Nevada Health District will provide first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at four schools simultaneously for two days at each location. Second doses will be available at those same schools 21 days later. The late-afternoon clinics are designed to make it easier for people to take their shot on the way home from work. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted pending clinic capacity.

2021-06-10T08:44:34-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of May 19, 2021, there have been 970,068 COVID-19 doses initiated, 758,057 doses completed, and a total of 1,660,681 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is also reporting 249,295 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 284 since yesterday, and 4,370 deaths, an increase of four from yesterday. The case counts reported are only one measure of how the community is doing. The COVID-19 positivity test rate is declining, and these trends will be monitored as the community prepares to return to pre-pandemic occupancy guidelines on June 1.

2021-05-24T15:04:24-07:00

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available for 12- to 15-year-olds at Southern Nevada Health District vaccine sites

On Monday, May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. Today, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to make final recommendations for the use of the vaccine for adolescents in this age group. Based on the final recommendations of the ACIP, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 and older at Health District sites. Registration for appointments is now available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

2021-05-12T21:44:12-07:00

B.1.617.2 variant detected in Clark County

The Southern Nevada Health District has identified the first known case of the B.1.617.2 variant in Clark County. The B.1.617.2 variant was first identified in India and is considered a variant of concern. The variant was detected locally in a sample tested by the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory. The public health laboratory conducts sequencing as part of ongoing surveillance efforts to detect variants that may be circulating in Clark County.

2021-05-11T17:26:49-07:00

New Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Site to Open at Texas Station

Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County officials offered a preview of the valley’s newest drive-through COVID-19 clinic located at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino. The vaccination site fully opens to the public on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and will also offer COVID-19 testing services. The site will off the Pfizer and Janssen vaccines.

2021-05-10T13:44:13-07:00

First large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, May 4

Southern Nevada’s first large-scale drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic will open tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The drive-through will operate Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the capacity to administer more than a thousand vaccines each day. First and second doses of the vaccine will be available through the drive-through. Appointments for people 16 years of age and older are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

2021-05-03T11:51:41-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County officials provided a COVID-19 update today. The community is at a critical time in its response to the pandemic. As the Health District and its partners transition to local control, continued vaccination efforts and other recommended prevention strategies are integral to the efforts to stop the pandemic.

2021-04-23T14:18:10-07:00

COVID-19 Update

As of April 15, 2021, there have been 786,066 COVID-19 doses initiated, 504,475 doses completed, and a total of 1,239,701 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. This Tuesday, April 13, a record number of vaccines were administered at both the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center clinics. More than 7,700 vaccines were given at Cashman Center, and more than 6,000 at the Convention Center location. This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of staff, partners, and the public’s commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.

2021-04-16T08:02:06-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District Statement on Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and FDA recommended a pause in the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine while they review six reports of cases of a rare type of blood clot that occurred in individuals who received the vaccine. In keeping with the recommendations of the CDC and FDA, the Southern Nevada Health District has stopped administering the vaccine in its clinics and advised its community partners to do the same.

2021-04-13T09:08:27-07:00

COVID-19 Brazilian (P.1) variant detected Clark County

The first known cases of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant, known as P.1, have been detected in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District received notification about one case from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) and information about two cases were forwarded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2021-04-12T16:02:00-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 237,737 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 700 since yesterday. After review, 471 of the newly reported cases are attributed to delayed electronic laboratory reports dated prior to February 3, 2021. The Health District is reporting 4,178 deaths, an increase of 9 since yesterday.

2021-04-10T11:03:27-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Beginning Tuesday, April 13, extended-hour COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at the Las Vegas Convention Center site. The Convention Center site has additional capacity and will allow for more extended-hour appointments to be offered. Five hundred appointments will be available between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the site, Tuesday through Friday. This week, 300 extended-hour appointments were offered at the Southern Nevada Health District’s Decatur location, Wednesday through Friday.

2021-04-09T16:04:34-07:00

One Million Dose Milestone Reached in Clark County

Southern Nevadans reached a new milestone in their unparalleled response to the COVID-19 pandemic as more than one million doses of vaccine have been given in Clark County. As of April 5, the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, University Medical Center, the Nevada National Guard, the local cities, EMS providers, pharmacies and other community partners have initiated 663,905 doses of the vaccine, completed 362,208 doses, and administered a total of 1,026,113 COVID-19 vaccines.

2021-04-05T11:25:48-07:00

COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility in Nevada opens to people 16 and older, Monday, April 5

Beginning Monday, April 5, everyone in Nevada ages 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and the Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone who can get vaccinated to make an appointment to do so at one of its sites or a community partner clinic. Registration for those who are newly eligible will be open beginning Saturday, April 3 at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Additional information for clinic locations in Clark County is available at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.

2021-04-02T09:57:58-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of March 31, 2021, there have been 624,048 COVID-19 doses initiated, 344,368 doses completed and a total of 946,539 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. Beginning April 5, all Nevadans age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. This has been a tremendous undertaking, and it is due to the hard work of Health District staff, partners and the public’s own commitment to their health and the health of the community that so many are already fully vaccinated.

2021-04-16T08:00:46-07:00

The UNLV/Stan Fulton testing site closed Easter Sunday, April 4

The COVID-19 testing site at UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building, 801 E. Flamingo Road, will be closed Sunday, April 4 for Easter Sunday. Testing resumes at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5. Testing is available at this site seven days per week from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Appointments for testing are recommended and can be scheduled through University Medical Center’s website, www.umcsn.com. People who have no internet access can call UMC at (702) 789-5160 to schedule a testing appointment.

2021-03-31T09:39:04-07:00

El Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada proporciona la guía actualizada sobre la elegibilidad de las vacunas

LAS VEGAS – En el condado de Clark, los grupos ocupacionales actualmente elegibles para recibir la vacuna COVID-19 incluyen atención médica, seguridad pública, apoyo comunitario de primera línea, cadena de suministro, logística de primera línea,  trabajadores de servicios de alimentos y hotelería. Además de las personas que están empleadas actualmente, las personas de estos grupos que fueron despedidos y están reingresando a la fuerza laboral o buscando empleo son elegibles para vacunarse. Las personas deben confirmar su elegibilidad de su actual o anterior trabajo.

2021-03-12T16:50:17-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District provides updated guidance on vaccine eligibility

LAS VEGAS – In Clark County, occupational groups currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include health care, public safety and security, frontline community support, frontline supply chain and logistics, and food service and hospitality workers. In addition to individuals who are currently employed, people in these groups who were furloughed or laid off and are re-entering the workforce or seeking employment are eligible to be vaccinated. People should bring documentation of their current or previous employment.

2021-03-12T15:26:43-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 230,758 cases of COVID-19 today, and increase of 802 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of receiving delayed electronic laboratory reports. Approximately 460 new cases were identified from these records.

2021-03-12T11:47:42-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District encourages people who are eligible to get vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Southern Nevada now includes all transportation workers including air transportation staff, bus and public transit staff, Lyft, taxi, and Uber drivers, as well as grocery store workers, and all retail workers as part of the expansion to the frontline community support and frontline supply chain and logistics groups. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging people that are eligible, which includes everyone in these groups that is 18 years of age and older (Moderna vaccine) or 16 years of age and older (Pfizer vaccine), to register for an appointment to get the vaccine.

2021-03-10T14:19:16-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District encouraging people to get vaccinated

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging all people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Currently, the Cashman Center and Las Vegas Convention Center clinics have same day appointments available for both first and second doses of the vaccine. People can register for an appointment at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.

2021-03-05T11:04:14-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of March 3, 2021, there have been 489,600 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (325,120 first doses and 164,480 second doses.) Eligibility was expanded this week to include all the remaining categories within the Frontline Community Support Group and to the Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics Group. In addition to people in these occupation categories, groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline group.

2021-03-03T16:27:08-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Beginning tomorrow, March 2, vaccine eligibility in Clark County will be expanded to all groups within Frontline Community Support and Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics. In addition to people in these occupational categories, groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security frontline group.

2021-03-01T17:14:10-08:00

Convention Center site begins offering appointments for first doses of vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been expanded in Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that the Las Vegas Convention Center site is now offering first doses of the vaccine to people eligible to receive it. The site was previously offering second doses only. Additional first dose appointments have also been opened at Cashman Center through Saturday.

2021-02-26T10:53:43-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

LAS VEGAS – Based on clinic capacity, the Southern Nevada Health District is making additional first dose appointments available at Cashman Center today, Thursday, February 25 and tomorrow, Friday, February 26, for those currently eligible to receive the vaccine. Appointments can be scheduled on the Health District website at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/. Eligible groups include people 65 years of age and older, health care workers, and those in the public safety and security and frontline community support groups.

2021-02-25T11:44:21-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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.

2021-02-25T07:10:45-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District received its delayed shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this morning. Based on its current inventory of both first and second doses of the vaccine, the Health District will be opening up limited first dose appointments at Cashman Center for those who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. The Cashman Center site will be open this week on Wednesday, February 24 through Saturday, February 27. Those 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.

2021-02-22T16:48:41-08:00

COVID-19 Update

Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School have reached clinic capacity for first dose Pfizer vaccine for walk-in patients today, Friday, February 19 and no additional doses are available for people without appointments.

2021-02-19T12:37:58-08:00

COVID-19 first Pfizer dose walk-ins available at Cashman, Desert Pines for people age 65-plus

LAS VEGAS - People 65 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District has added walk-in opportunities at Cashman Center and Desert Pines High School COVID-19 vaccine clinics for people in this group to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first served basis, as well as clinic capacity.

2021-02-18T13:43:39-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Severe weather in other parts of the country has caused delays in shipments of the Southern Nevada Health District’s allocation of Moderna vaccine. As a result, the Health District will be rescheduling second dose appointments for those who were scheduled to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine by one week. People who were scheduled to receive their second dose of Moderna on Thursday, February 18, Friday, February, 19, and Saturday, February 20, are being contacted to reschedule their appointments.

2021-02-18T08:19:32-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Desert Pines High School Clinic offering first dose Pfizer vaccinations by appointment only, second dose vaccinations available to walk-ins as clinic capacity allows/Cashman Center offering additional appointments for walk-ins on Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 as clinic capacity allows.

2021-02-16T15:19:10-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 helpline capacity expanded

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded its COVID-19 helpline capacity. The helpline is now available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a new phone line provides more access for people seeking assistance with appointments and information. In addition to (702) 759-1900, people can now call (702) 455-0696 for support to make or cancel appointments, or with questions.

2021-02-13T10:15:59-08:00

Second-dose appointments expanded to Cashman Center Clinic

The Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site will begin offering second doses of the vaccine to people who are eligible on Tuesday, February 16. Second doses of the vaccine will be available to people by appointment only. Those eligible for appointments at this site include patients who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 28 days prior as well as those who received their first dose of Pfizer at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 21 days prior.

2021-02-12T15:30:20-08:00

COVID-19 Update

As of February 9, 2021, there have been 243,897 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. (203,477 first doses and 40,420 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 151,665 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.

2021-02-10T17:10:35-08:00

COVID-19 Second Dose Clinic Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is continuing to serve walk-in patients who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Las Vegas Convention Center Second Dose Clinic. Walk-in appointments are available 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or based on clinic capacity. Those eligible to receive their second dose at this site include patients who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 28 days prior as well as those who received their first dose of Pfizer at a Health District or partner clinic no sooner than 21 days prior. The Health District began administering the first doses of Pfizer on January 21. A list of community partners is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/second-dose/.

2021-02-09T12:12:22-08:00

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Cashman Center Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 6-7

The Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccine clinic will have additional first-dose appointments available for Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 for people who are currently eligible to receive vaccine. Cashman Center is located at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas 89101. The clinic is in Exhibit Hall B. To register for an appointment, visit: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.

2021-02-05T16:55:25-08:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District has notified people who made first dose appointments at the Las Vegas Convention Center Second Dose Clinic that their appointments have been canceled. As a result, they will be able to provide vaccine to second dose walk-in patients for the next four weeks. Walk-in patients who are eligible this week received their first dose of Moderna vaccine between January 4-9, 2021. Patients will be served based on vaccine availability.

2021-02-04T13:44:31-08:00

COVID-19 Update

As of February 2, 2021, there have been 174,665 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. To date, the Health District has received 116,865 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. Appointments are available three days in advance, depending on vaccine availability. People who work at a large organization should also check with their organization for their vaccination plans.

2021-02-03T14:44:32-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Las Vegas Convention Center today

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The site is operated in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Clark County, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, FEMA, and other local response partners.

2021-02-02T12:11:15-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that next week’s schedule of operations at the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site in downtown Las Vegas will be Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. The site, located in Exhibit Hall B of Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., is operating 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday this week. Appointment-only, first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered based on available supplies to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups. Appointments can be booked online via the vaccine distribution page of the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info/covid.  COVID-19 vaccine clinics operated by Clark County and the Health District offer the vaccine on an appointment-only basis to ensure everyone who comes to a clinic receives the vaccine.

2021-01-27T17:04:39-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announce site of COVID-19 second dose clinic site

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention Center will be the site of the Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 second dose clinic site, the agency and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today. The appointment-only clinic will open on Tuesday, February 2, for people who received their first dose at a Health District clinic and are eligible to receive their second dose.

2021-01-26T17:11:14-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District begins offering appointments for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS – Starting this week, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin contacting people who are eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and were vaccinated at a Health District clinic to begin scheduling appointments. Second dose allocations are received based on the amount of first doses administered, and appointments will only be available for residents who received their vaccinations from a Health District clinic.

2021-01-25T17:13:34-08:00

New COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 detected in Clark County

The first known case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain in Nevada has been detected in a sample that was initially tested in the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL). The specimen was collected during routine community collection activities and tested by the SNPHL to determine if it was positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. During testing, it was discovered the specimen was showing characteristics of the variant. It was then sent the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory for sequencing and confirmation.

2021-01-25T15:58:52-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County and Southern Nevada Health District officials announced that the Cashman Center COVID-19 vaccination site will be open to offer appointment-only vaccinations Monday, Jan. 25, through Saturday, Jan. 30, to people age 70 and older, and other individuals currently eligible to receive the vaccine in the health care workforce, public safety and security, and frontline community support groups.

2021-01-22T16:19:08-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District launches Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit

LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District today launched its Linkage to Action (L2A) mobile outreach unit. L2A is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Overdose Data to Action* program to prevent drug overdoses through education, surveillance, and assistance with accessing services to prevent overdoses. For information about Linkage to Action, email L2A@snhd.org.

2021-01-21T14:48:43-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District, local cities, the Nevada National Guard, UNLV and other community partners are rapidly expanding efforts to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to prioritized populations of the public based on available vaccine supplies and U.S. Center for Disease Control recommendations and updated state guidelines. Health care and public safety workers continue to be prioritized at local vaccination sites. Clinic appointments are now available for people age 70 and older. Currently, a limited number of appointments are available on the Health District’s website. More dates and times are being added to the calendar to book a limited number of appointment time slots.

2021-01-21T10:25:26-08:00

COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,337 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 200,597. The Health District is also reporting 14 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 2,866.

2021-01-17T10:46:24-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 194,220 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 737 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed laboratory reporting. The Health District is also reporting an additional 42 deaths, bringing the total to 2,716. This data is not impacted by delayed laboratory reports. Comprehensive COVID-19 data is available on the Health District website at covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/.

2021-01-13T11:48:36-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As January 5, 2021, there have been 21,081 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.

2021-01-06T15:15:19-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

As of December 28, 2020, there have been 13,467 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County. The first vaccines were distributed on December 14, 2020. Immunization data for Clark County originates from the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Data is preliminary and subject to change.

2020-12-30T13:43:59-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 645 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 165,318. The Health District received laboratory reports from all major laboratories; however, the number of electronic laboratory reports received today is significantly less than usual.

2020-12-28T11:45:27-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District – COVID-19 and Holiday Update

The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine brought some much needed holiday cheer to Southern Nevada. More shipments will be arriving, and the Southern Nevada Health District will provide regular updates on the progress of its vaccine distribution efforts. As the community continues to respond to the pandemic this holiday season, the Health District recommends celebrating only with people who share the same home. Those who will still plan events with people outside their household are strongly encouraged to take steps to lower the risk of infection at these gatherings.

2020-12-17T10:18:19-08:00

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District welcomes today’s announcement from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that the state is set to receive its first allocation of more than 146,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

2020-12-04T13:59:07-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released options to reduce quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 from the current 14 day period to 10 days without testing or seven days if they have received a negative test result. Based on local circumstances and available local resources, the Southern Nevada Health District is implementing these quarantine options in Clark County effective immediately. The options for seven and 10 day quarantine include:

2020-12-02T16:55:09-08:00

November 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District will institute changes to operations in compliance with the recent directives announced Sunday by Governor Steve Sisolak. These changes will be in place for three weeks and will limit capacity at Health District public health centers. Effective Wednesday, November 25, services will be available by appointment or unavailable for a three-week period, until Wednesday, December 16.

2020-11-24T16:06:23-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates increase in Clark County, so is the demand for testing. The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding residents and employers that a negative test result is not required to be released from isolation or quarantine, nor is it valid to terminate isolation/quarantine before the required time (10 days for isolation/14 days for quarantine). The Health District does not provide return-to-work documentation.

2020-11-23T11:10:55-08:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,622 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 100,552. The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 1,647.

2020-11-19T11:04:10-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update – Large Events Planning

LAS VEGAS – The Health District has developed a set of parameters for making its recommendations for the approval of large events in Clark County that is available on its website. Today, public health indicators are trending toward surveillance capacity because the 7-day average number of new cases is 569. The Health District recommends that events with less than 1,000 attendees can move forward for possible approval by the appropriate state agency with the caveat that these events could be postponed or canceled if conditions deteriorate. Under this condition, the Health District does not recommend approval for events of more than 1,000 attendees until three consecutive days of all parameters are found to be in green, not trending toward surveillance capacity or yellow, trending toward surveillance capacity. Large gathering plans are ultimately approved by the Division of Industrial Relations, after review by the Health District and other local jurisdictions.

2020-11-12T15:47:20-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 1,032 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 86,673. The Health District is also reporting a total of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 17. The number of deaths reported today includes 17 deaths that were previously reported to the state but had not yet been submitted to the Health District, and therefore not included in our local COVID-19 reports. These deaths occurred between May 30, 2020, and September 19, 2020. Today’s total also reflects a decrease of five previously reported deaths that were found not to be residents of Clark County. These adjustments are being made in keeping with the recently reviewed COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on October 19, 2020, and in partnership with the state to review and reconcile reports

2020-11-06T11:03:39-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 890 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 81,684 . The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as we are seeing continued community transmission and people continue to get tested However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-30T11:59:06-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 609 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total of cases in Clark County to 77,426. The Health District is also reporting six new COVID-19 deaths; however, the total number of deaths reported today remains at 1,488. Based on the new COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and current as of October 19, 2020, the Health District reviewed its previously reported data and the total number of deaths reported in Clark County was decreased by six.

2020-10-23T11:15:35-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 807 new cases of COVID-19 today as the positivity rate continues to slowly increase in Clark County. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as more people are getting tested, and more lab reports are received by the Health District. However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-19T09:38:09-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 68,162 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 663 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed reporting from laboratories. The Health District provides comprehensive COVID-19 data on its website, including a Trends Report with a graph and table that distributes cases by symptom onset.

2020-10-02T11:13:53-07:00