Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update – Southern Nevada Health District
The Southern Nevada Health District continues to provide booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to eligible individuals. The health district follows the Nevada State Immunization Program’s Immunization Manual for occupations where individuals may receive a booster dose due to their potential risk of exposure and transmission. The information is published on our website: www.snhd.info/covid-booster
At this time, booster doses are only available for people who have received the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC recommends that the following groups receive booster doses at least six months after completing their two-dose series of Pfizer vaccine:
- people 65 years of age and over and residents of long-term care facilities,
- people aged 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions,
- people aged 18 to 49 with underlying health problems may receive a reminder based on their individual benefits and risks, and
- people aged 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of exposure and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 due to their professional or institutional environment may receive a booster injection based on their individual benefits and risks.
The health district continues to stress the importance of getting vaccinated to slow the spread of the virus and stop the pandemic. COVID-19 vaccines are very effective in protecting people against serious illness, hospitalizations and death, including illnesses caused by Delta and other variants circulating in Clark County.
Expanded COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Hours
Beginning Friday, October 1 and through Saturday, October 25, the health district will be offering extended COVID-19 immunization clinic hours in the evenings and weekends at its 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Southern Nevada Community Health Center.
- Friday and Monday: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
These extended hours are in addition to the regular hours of the Southern Nevada Community Health Center‘s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Additional doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines continue to be available for people who are immunocompromised and who have completed the two-dose series of vaccines. For people in this group, additional doses of the vaccine may be given 28 days after their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Additional doses of the vaccine for immunocompromised people are not
available to people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CDC do not yet have enough data to make the same recommendations.
COVID-19 vaccines are available to the public at four sites in the Clark County School District
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149
- Cheyenne High School, 3200 W. Alexander Rd., Las Vegas NV 89032
- Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110
- Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113
Updated information on the health district and community immunization clinics is available on the website: information on immunization clinics, locations and is posted on the health district website at www.snhd.info/ covid-vaccine. The website includes a feature that allows people to search a list of clinics by zip code.
The locations of the screening and vaccination clinics are updated regularly and available on the health district’s COVID-19 website. A COVID-19 testing schedule with locations is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. More information on the locations of community vaccination sites can be found at NVCOVIDFighter.org. The site also offers live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and obtaining vaccine information more accessible.
As of October 1, more than 75% of people aged 18 and older had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Clark County, and more than 70% of those eligible (those aged 12 and older) had also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additionally, more than 63% of adults have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Clark County. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Clark County is 2,500,922. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.
COVID-19 after vaccination
As of September 30, the health district has received reports of 10,449 fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 96 cases out of 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The health district is reporting a total of 158 deaths in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 1 death in 10,000 people who are fully vaccinated. In comparison, the case rate is 45 deaths per 10,000 unvaccinated people.
No vaccine is 100 percent effective, and major infections among those vaccinated are expected. Since vaccines are not 100% effective, as the number of fully vaccinated people increases, so will the number of breakthrough cases.
The health district’s weekly report on COVID-19 infections after vaccination includes additional information, including trends. The full report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.
The variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 are tracked by the Health District, across the United States, and around the world by public health organizations. The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and the best way to reduce the spread and slow the emergence of new variants is to get vaccinated. More information on 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 .
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the CDC continues to learn about the variants. Recently, the CDC reclassified the way it reports variants as: Monitored variants (VBM), which can include variants previously referred to as variants of interest (VOI) or variants of concern (VOC) and high consequence variants (VOHC). ).
As of September 30, the Health District is reporting the following Variants Under Surveillance (VBM) in Clark County:
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As of September 30, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern in Clark County:
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Over the past 30 days, the health district has identified the following variants in Clark County: