U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
Clark County on Wednesday saw most of its major COVID-19 metrics continue to fall as it reported just 333 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths recorded during the previous day.
CDC data shows that the county’s test positivity rate is now below the threshold for dropping the mandate, while the rate of cases per 100,000 people continues to decline.
Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands.
MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle said Monday that just 90 out of more than 6,000 workers affected by the company’s mandatory vaccine policy left the company rather than get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Supply of universal blood type at lowest level since early in the pandemic, according to the nonprofit blood supplier Vitalant.
Johnson & Johnson told the FDA that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.
All four key COVID-19 metrics for Clark County fell over the weekend, with 891 new cases and 20 deaths recorded since Friday’s report, according to state and local data.
MGM Resorts International and Westgate implemented new policies in recent months that require some employees to be vaccinated. Both policies took effect Friday.
While new cases, deaths and hospitals all have continued to fall this month, the forward-looking test positivity rate is right where it was at the beginning of the month.
Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the U.S. if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.
Hospitals in rural Nevada still face shortages of beds, staff and supplies as they bear the brunt of the delta surge that has waned elsewhere in the state, officials said Thursday.
All COVID-19 metrics are showing marked improvement in Nevada and most models foresee new cases continuing to fall in the weeks and months ahead, a state expert said Thursday.
In early September, the school board voted 5-1 to approve a mandate, but negotiations haven’t yet started with employee unions about the topic.
CDC data showed that Clark County had a case rate of 139.54 per 100,000 people, a slight increase from a week earlier but still significantly short of the number needed to exit the mask mandate.