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Posted on: January 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County and State work to obtain more COVID-19 vaccines; variant strain found in Clark County

Nye County is continuing to work daily with the State to obtain more COVID-19 vaccines for our residents. The County Department of Emergency Management has started vaccinating a limited number of general public seniors ages 70 and older as part of the weekly allocation the County is able to obtain. The timeframe for wider vaccine availability for the general public and frontline/essential workers is unknown. Also, check with your local pharmacy for possible vaccine availability.

The County has received nearly 2,800 requests for the COVID-19 Vaccination through the website and phone line at 

Nye County has administered 812 vaccination doses to date.

As of January 24th, the State and its partners have administered 164,352 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and reported statewide, including 22,438 second doses.

State press bulletin

Governor Steve Sisolak sent a letter to acting Health and Human Services Secretary Norris Cochran regarding the State's federal allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to publicly available federal data, Nevada has received the second-lowest number of vaccine doses per capita among all U.S. states so far.

The Governor is seeking additional clarification from the federal government on the population numbers used to calculate the State's pro rata allocation.

Governor's Office release

The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, has characterized the first known Nevada case of the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus strain, known as the United Kingdom variant. The new strain was detected in an initially tested sample in the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL).

Full statement: Nevada State Public Health Laboratory detects new COVID-19 strain B.1.1.7 in Nevada

Southern Nevada Health District said Monday the "Clark County resident who tested positive is a woman in her 30s. She reported no travel history and has had limited contact with people outside her household. The patient was not hospitalized and remained isolated in her home."  

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