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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is announcing the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. As of December 30, there have been 369,414 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County, an increase of 3,363 cases over the previous day. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day moving average of 1,306 new positive cases as of December 27. No new deaths were reported. The full report is available at https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/reports/.  

2021-12-31T13:59:29-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Health District is reporting a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. As of December 28, there have been 363,685 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County, an increase of 2,201 cases over the previous day. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day moving average of 825 new positive cases as of December 25. A total of 6,451 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

2021-12-29T16:49:40-08:00

Healthy Holidays from the Southern Nevada Health District

The Southern Nevada Health District is wishing everyone a Healthy and Happy Holiday! It is the season when people gather together, and the Health District wants everyone to enjoy their time with family and friends as safely as possible. The most effective way people can keep their family and loved ones safe is to get a COVID-19 vaccine. People with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID should get tested and stay home. People who are not fully vaccinated should delay travel, and everyone eligible should get a booster dose. When possible, avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces, and wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

2021-12-22T16:14:40-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District provides fentanyl test strips to the public to help save lives in the community

As deaths from overdoses in Clark County have increased by 34 percent in 2020, the Southern Nevada Health District secured resources to distribute fentanyl test strips to the public and provide education and information to community partners so they can distribute them as well. The fentanyl test strips are available through the Health District’s pharmacy located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. The test strips include easy-to-follow instructions and are similar to reading an at-home pregnancy test. The test strips detect fentanyl and fentanyl analogs. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins and Brown University found that test strips were accurate and easy to use.

2021-12-21T09:10:38-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the state’s first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant on December 14. The individual who tested positive is a fully vaccinated female in her mid-20s who did not receive a booster dose of the vaccine. The individual traveled out of the country during the incubation period. Upon return, she had symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  She is not hospitalized and is isolating. Part of the Health District’s investigation includes identifying contacts of the case and making the appropriate recommendations for testing and quarantine.

2021-12-17T16:05:57-08:00

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test & Vaccination Site at UNLV Closed Next Week

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in the parking lot of UNLV’s Paradise Campus at 851 E. Tropicana Ave. will be closed next week, Sunday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 23. It will to re-open Sunday, Dec. 26, for its normal operations of five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The site is located just east of Paradise Road across from UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.

2021-12-16T08:22:20-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has strengthened its booster dose recommendations to include people age 16 and 17 if they completed their initial Pfizer BioNTech vaccine series at least six months ago. The CDC now recommends booster doses for everyone age 16 and older. Adolescent booster doses are available at Southern Nevada Health District clinics.

2021-12-10T16:30:10-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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.

2021-12-09T13:50:18-08:00

‘Tis the season to get vaccinated against flu!

The holiday season also means flu season, and both have officially arrived in Clark County. The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting seven confirmed hospitalized cases of influenza, and while flu activity in the state is minimal so far, it typically increases in the community around the holidays. During National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 5-11, the Health District is urging everyone to get vaccinated.

2021-12-03T09:51:53-08:00

Health District, partners commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to commemorate the progress made and to acknowledge the work still needed to end the HIV epidemic. This year’s theme is Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice. It highlights the need to address health inequities and to innovate and invest in the community to end the HIV epidemic everywhere.

2021-11-30T08:55:15-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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 COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated. Its Vaccination Summary now includes the percentage of people age 5 and older who have initiated and completed their vaccinations. In addition, the Dashboard now includes cumulative probable COVID-19 cases.

2021-11-24T16:04:25-08:00

Health District holds grand opening for its Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church on December 1, World AIDS Day

December 1 marks World AIDS Day, and the Southern Nevada Health District will host a grand opening at 8 a.m. for its new Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church. The clinic is located at 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107 and will be offering free rapid HIV testing in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone age 13 to 64 to get tested at least once to learn their HIV status. Services will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2021-11-24T10:40:02-08:00

Health District offers tips for a safe holiday

Family gatherings, travel, time with friends and special dinners are what makes the holidays the holidays! The Southern Nevada Health District is providing tips to keep you and your family safe this year. For additional information about how to celebrate safely, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Holiday Celebrations page.

2021-12-02T11:04:05-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Just in time for the holidays, booster doses are now 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.

2021-11-22T08:42:38-08:00

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 18

Thursday, November 18 marks the 44th Great American Smokeout, an opportunity for smokers to take the first step to quit smoking. It is estimated that seven out of 10 smokers would like to quit smoking. The Southern Nevada Health District has cessation resources and tools as well as information about alternative tobacco products and smoke-free living on its  Get Healthy Clark County website.

2021-11-18T09:19:13-08:00

Health District offers COVID-19 testing and vaccine opportunities before the holiday season

The holidays are a time for celebrating with families and friends, and the Southern Nevada Health District wants to make sure everyone is safe and healthy this season. The Testing Before Turkey! Vaccination Before Vacation! COVID-19 Clinic will be held on Monday, November 22, at Futuro Academy, 920 N. Lamb Blvd., Las Vegas, 89110 from 3-6 p.m. to offer people the opportunity to get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines or a COVID-19 test before the holidays.

2021-11-17T11:53:30-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

For clarification, the number of cases COVID-19 among children age four and younger is 7,566 as of November 12. The number of cases in children between the ages of 5 and 11 is 16,687 as of November 12. The COVID-19 Dashboard will include this breakdown going forward.

2021-11-12T16:03:55-08:00

Health District begins administering COVID-19 vaccine to children age 5-11

The Southern Nevada Health District began to administer Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine today to children between the ages of 5 and 11 at its main clinic at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. as well as its partner clinics. To locate a clinic, visit the Health District’s COVID-19 vaccine information page at www.SNHD.info/covid-vaccine. Pediatric vaccines are currently available on a walk-in basis until the appointment system is updated.

2021-11-10T12:44:13-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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.

2021-11-05T16:33:10-07:00

Latinx AIDS Awareness Day event rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 5

The Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Coalition will offer rapid HIV testing, information about pre- and post-exposure HIV treatment options (PreP/PEP), as well as substance abuse treatment and resources at the 10th annual free health fair event for National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) on Friday, November 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at Killer Sound, 4884 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89115. The free event will include music, health vendors and other entertainment.

2021-11-03T11:28:07-07:00

November is American Diabetes Month

In Clark County, approximately 11 percent of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes. American Diabetes Month is an opportunity to remind people who are living with diabetes as well as those at risk of developing it that there are options available to protect their health.

2021-11-01T08:55:26-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of October 28, there have been 331,107 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 24 is 293 cases, while the 7-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.9 percent. A total of 5,963 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

2021-10-28T16:53:32-07:00

Public health priorities identified for Southern Nevada

What are the most pressing public health issues facing Clark County? That’s the question nearly 100 community members asked at a recent Community Health Assessment Prioritization meeting. The meeting was a continuation of Southern Nevada Health District and partner efforts to identify strategic priorities for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a guide for public health activities and interventions through the next three years.

2021-10-26T12:47:07-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of October 22, there have been 329,006 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 18 is 266.0. A total of 5,900 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

2021-10-22T18:31:42-07:00

Health District offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available at Southern Nevada Health District and community vaccination clinics for people who are eligible. Booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine have not been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are not currently being administered at vaccination clinics. The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are both expected to meet later this week. The FDA is meeting to decide authorization of boosters and the CDC will make final recommendations for administering the vaccines. The Health District will begin administering the vaccine in accordance with CDC recommendations once all steps at the federal, state and local levels have been completed.

2021-10-18T12:35:02-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

As of October 15, there have been 326,538 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 11 is 312.9. A total of 5,835 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

2021-10-15T16:13:12-07:00

CANCELLED: The Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Coalition to host testing event to commemorate Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

To commemorate National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), the Southern Nevada Health District and the Southern Nevada HIV Awareness Coalition will offer rapid HIV testing, information about pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment options (PreP/PEP), as well as substance use treatment and resources from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, October 15 at Chicanos por la Causa, 555 N. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

2021-10-13T16:18:16-07:00

Henderson CSN vaccine and testing site clinic temporarily relocated

The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinic site located at the College of Southern Nevada Henderson campus located at 700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002 will be temporarily relocated to the Student Union on Thursday, October 7, and Friday, October 8. Services will resume at its current location in expanded modular units off Heather Dr. near Building C and the Student Union on Tuesday, October 12.

2021-10-06T14:34:26-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to provide Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals. The Health District is following the Nevada State Immunization Program’s Vaccine Playbook regarding occupations where individuals may receive a booster dose due to their potential risk of exposure and transmission. The information is posted on our website: www.snhd.info/covid-booster

2021-10-01T16:16:12-07:00

Clark County reaches vaccine milestone

More than 70 percent of people 12 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. This milestone means more Southern Nevadans have taken steps to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

2021-09-27T16:28:57-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance recommending booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people who are at higher risk for COVID-19. At this time, booster doses are only available to people who received the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC is recommending the following groups receive booster doses at least six months after they have completed their two-dose series of the Pfizer vaccine:

2021-09-24T16:36:52-07:00

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

Pop-up produce market offers fresh fruit and veggies for about a buck

One dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or a bundle of veggies? That’s about how much people will pay at the Veggie Buck Truck at the pop-up produce market at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC). This pilot program is being offered by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Three Square Food Bank and Vegas Root’s Veggie Buck Truck to increase access to low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables.

2021-09-14T09:00:34-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District to offer flu vaccine beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14

Beginning Tuesday, September 14, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer flu vaccine at its public health centers. Walk-in clients are accepted at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. immunization clinic, but appointments are required at its other public health centers. To make an appointment, call (702) 759-0850. Flu vaccines can be administered at the same time as COVID-19 vaccines or other immunizations.

2021-09-17T17:01:55-07:00

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

Mosquitoes in Clark County test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes trapped by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Mosquito Surveillance Program in the 89014 ZIP code have tested positive for West Nile virus, the first this season in Clark County. The Health District is reminding people that “yes” there are mosquitoes in Southern Nevada, and to protect themselves from mosquito bites when they are outdoors.

2021-09-02T13:06:47-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District releases Community Health Assessment

The Southern Nevada Health District worked with multiple partners and individuals to conduct an in-depth analysis of the community’s health-related needs and strengths as well as resources available to address and improve health outcomes in Clark County. The result, the 2020-2021 Community Health Assessment (CHA), is now available on the Healthy Southern Nevada website.

2021-08-30T12:49:52-07:00

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 Harm Reduction Alliance hosts its fifth International Overdose Awareness Day event, Aug. 31

The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is hosting its fifth International Overdose Awareness Day event between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 31 at Chuck Minker Sports Complex 275 N. Mojave Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The event provides an opportunity for participants to acknowledge the loss of friends and loved ones to fatal drug overdoses and will include a panel discussion with community members discussing their overdose-related experiences. A naloxone (Narcan®) training will be offered, and attendees will have the opportunity to pick up overdose prevention kits.

2021-08-26T09:51:15-07:00

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

Fentanyl deaths increase in Clark County

During a 24-hour period on August 12, 2021, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported five suspected fentanyl-related overdose deaths occurred in Clark County, and the Southern Nevada Health District is alerting the public about the ongoing risk in the community. Between January and May, there were 92 deaths among Clark County residents, a 39 percent increase over the same period in 2020 with 66 deaths. In 2020, there were a total of 193 fentanyl deaths; 72 deaths were reported in 2019.

2021-08-17T08:52:03-07:00

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

Upcoming summit will address the impact of racism and discrimination, housing, education, income and more on substance misuse and overdose

The 2021 Southern Nevada Substance Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit – A Blueprint for Action: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for the virtual summit is open to participants at https://whova.com/portal/registration/snsma_202108

2021-07-21T10:41:22-07:00

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

Back-To-School shots available at Health District clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District urges parents and guardians to bring their kindergartners and 7th graders for their mandatory school vaccines before the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9. The Health District’s immunization clinic is giving away free backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the first 500 kids at our clinics starting Monday, July 12. All Health District immunization clinic services are available by appointment only at this time. Appointments can be made by calling (702) 759-0850.

2021-07-08T09:04:53-07:00

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

National HIV Testing Day, June 27

“My Test, My Way.” It’s the optimal way for people to find out their HIV status and it’s the theme for this year’s National HIV Testing Day, June 27. The Southern Nevada Health District encourages everyone to get tested in a way that is convenient and accessible for them. The Health District will provide free Express Testing from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, June 25 at Annex A inside the 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. For information about testing and services, visit the Sexual Health Clinic webpage.

2021-06-23T09:17:21-07:00

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 reports one death linked to acute non-viral hepatitis Illness investigation and additional cases

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting five additional probable cases linked to its investigation of acute non-viral hepatitis illness in Clark County residents and the death of one person who was identified as a probable case. The patient who died was a woman in her 60s with underlying medical conditions and is one of the five new probable cases reported. This brings the total to 16 probable and one suspect case.

2021-05-20T11:45:52-07:00

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