The key to making better health choices is having better information. That’s why the Southern Nevada Health District is empowering our communities through the Arm in Arm initiative. We aim to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information about COVID-19 so that we all can make the best decisions to protect our family and communities.
COVID-19 vaccinations extended to Nevadans ages 6 months and older
The Southern Nevada Health District is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to children 6 months to 5 years of age at its clinics. This announcement follows recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and authorization for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 599 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S. The vaccines underwent a rigorous process to ensure their safety and effectiveness and continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
- The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for children 6 months to 4 years of age and is a three-dose series.
- The second dose is administered three weeks after the first dose.
- The third dose is administered at least eight weeks after the second dose.
- The Moderna vaccine is authorized for children 6 months to 5 years of age in a two-dose series
- The second dose administered after 28 days.
Looking for a vaccination clinic?
Health District clinics offer COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months of age and older. For hours and days of operation, visit www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine or call 1-800-401-0946.
Boulevard Mall (in El Mercado)
3528 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
CSN North Las Vegas
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
CSN West Charleston
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Galleria at Sunset
1300 W. Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV 89014
Southern Nevada Community Health Center
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Overview of antiviral medications available
The Health District offers both Paxlovid and Molnupiravir to patients who meet the criteria for treatment (patients must test positive for COVID-19 and must have had symptoms within the last five days). Paxlovid is available for people 65 and older and people aged 12 to 64 who are at risk for severe illness, while Molnupiravir can only be used by those 18 years of age and older and is not indicated for use during pregnancy.
Patients can either come to the COVID-19 testing clinic at the Southern Nevada Community Health Center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. to be evaluated or patients can speak to their health care provider. Once patients are evaluated, they can be prescribed the anti-viral medicine if appropriate and have their prescriptions filled at the Southern Nevada Community Health Center.
More information is available at www.snhd.info/antivirals.