With a new school year approaching, the Clark County School District says it doesn’t have an employee COVID-19 vaccination mandate and its development “has not been necessary.”
Federal officials now say that everyone over 50 should get a second booster. But one critic calls this “booster mania.”
A majority of the patients requiring hospitalization are 70 or older, and the number of people being admitted to the ICU for care or who require mechanical ventilation remain near all-time lows.
Starting Wednesday, the Southern Nevada Health District will begin offering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to children from 6 months to 5 years of age.
COVID-19 metrics held mostly flat in Nevada’s weekly report on Wednesday, with a delayed report of over 300 deaths clogging up most significant figures and affecting raw data totals.
There’s evidence protection can wane particularly in higher-risk groups, and for them another booster “will help save lives,” FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks said.
The state reported 82 deaths over the preceding week, with data updated through Monday.
Last week, BA.2 represented about 35 percent of cases genetically analyzed in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As cases of COVID-19 plummet, overall doses administered also are at their lowest point since the first week of vaccinations in mid-December 2020.
On the first day of its new COVID-19 reporting system, Clark County reported a decline in most major metrics.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control must approve the request.
On the final day of daily COVID-19 updates from state officials, Clark County added another 369 new cases and 20 deaths.
Clark County on Thursday reported 516 new coronavirus cases and 16 deaths, as long-term metrics declined but daily number inched higher.