Health District gives update on vaccine rollout

Dr. David Obert gives a thumbs-up after receiving a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada on December 16, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) gave an update on Wednesday regarding the progress on vaccinating the public against the coronavirus.

As of Tuesday, SNHD says there have been 21,081 COVID-19 vaccines administered in Clark County.

The first vaccines were distributed on December 14th. 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 Southern Nevada Health District is currently providing COVID-19 vaccine to Tier 1 groups, including staff of smaller outpatient and home health facilities at its 280 S. Decatur public health center and long-term care facility staff, psychiatric and behavioral health hospital staff, and laboratory staff at a clinic at Western High School. These sites are currently providing approximately 12,000 appointments.

Additional clinic dates are being scheduled, and vaccine is also being administered by community health care partners in Clark County.  

 To date, the Health District has received 70,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Clark County.