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.
“We can be proud of our community’s response to the pandemic, and now that vaccines are more widely available, we need the support of our local employers and all Las Vegas Valley residents to get vaccinated so we can put the pandemic behind us,” said Clark County Commission Chair, Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who also serves as Vice Chair of the Health District’s Board of Health. “We also want to remind people that as we take steps to reopen our economy it continues to be important for everyone to keep doing the things that help limit the spread of the virus including washing hands and wearing face coverings and social distancing in public places. These measures in addition to getting as many people vaccinated as possible are the keys to fully reopening our economy and getting back to normal.”
“It is through the extraordinary efforts of our partners, our staff, and the public’s own commitment to their health and the health of our community that so many people have been vaccinated,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we must continue to build on these achievements to stop the pandemic. I urge everyone who can get vaccinated to do so, and to continue to take the recommended precautions to stay healthy.”
“We can be proud of our community’s response to the pandemic, and now that vaccines are more widely available, we need the support of our local employers and all Las Vegas Valley residents to get vaccinated so we can put the pandemic behind us.”
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commission Chair
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free, and available at Health District and community partner clinics throughout Southern Nevada. People can register for an appointment at SNHD.info/covid-vaccine or access additional clinic location information at NVCOVIDFighter.com.
It is important for people who are fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks when in public or around unvaccinated people, to avoid large gatherings, and to get tested for COVID-19 if they develop symptoms.
The Health District provides additional COVID-19 resources on its website to ensure vaccines are accessible to everyone in Southern Nevada. Information about transportation assistance, homebound vaccine access, ASL Interpretation Services, and more is available at SNHD.info/covid.
Additional community resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic include: Esta En Tus Manos – Spanish language COVID-19 outreach effort: estaentusmanosnevada.com and on social media at #EstaenTusManos and #ItsinYourHands; Back to Life COVID 19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign – outreach effort for local Black and African American community: clarkcountynv.gov and on social media at #BacktoLifeSNV; Nevada 2-1-1 – Provides resource referrals to those in need of social service support; State of Nevada: NVHealthResponse.nv.gov website, which includes the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination guide and a link to Immunize Nevada’s website at immunizenevada.org. The state’s vaccination call center at (800) 401-0946 operates seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to answer vaccine questions and to help people with limited online access schedule appointments. Clinic location information also can be found online at NVCOVIDFigher.com; and VAX North Las Vegas: To register for appointments, call (702) 342-8417 or visit vaxnlv.com.
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