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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.

The Health District will open a clinic to provide COVID-19 vaccine to staff of smaller outpatient and home health facilities at its 280 S. Decatur public health center beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021.  Vaccine will be available to health care providers from these practices by appointment only. Appointments can be made at https://booking.appointy.com/snhdvaccines.

To date, the Health District has received 47,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

More information about COVID-19 is available on the Southern Nevada Health District website at www.SNHD.info/covid.

New Year’s Eve

The Southern Nevada Health District recommends people ring in the New Year with members of their household only. Staying home and away from others is the best way to ensure people are celebrating safely and limiting their risk of getting or giving COVID-19 to others. To date, the Health District has reported 168,342 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, and 2,336 people have died as a result of the virus.

People who are hosting New Year’s Eve parties should consider only including people who live in the same home and celebrating virtually with friends and families from outside their household. If people do host or attend gatherings with people outside their household, masks should be worn at all times and guests should maintain 6 feet of space between each other. When possible, events should be held outdoors, or in large, well-ventilated spaces, with open windows. More information on safer holiday celebrations is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html.

 

 

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

 

 

Jennifer L. Sizemore

Public Information Manager

Southern Nevada Health District

Office: (702) 759-1225

Mobile: (702) 303-7549

www.SNHD.info

 

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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