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State to resume use of J&J vaccine following federal recommendation

BY: - April 24, 2021

A federal advisory panel on Friday recommended that states return to using the COVID-19 Janssen vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, but also hand out updated fact sheets that will warn about the rare blood clots in women that paused the vaccine’s use. Top U.S. health officials swiftly acted on the recommendation by the panel, with the Food […]

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Biden calls for paid time off for vaccinations as U.S. hits 200 million goal

BY: - April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – Federal and state officials now face trying to reach Americans unable or unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, after meeting President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 200 million doses within his first 100 days in office. To aid in that push, Biden on Wednesday called on employers to give their workers time off […]

Sisolak questions prison officials on ‘extremely low’ inmate vaccinations

BY: - April 21, 2021

Less than 10 percent of nearly 11,000 inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections are fully vaccinated, officials told Gov. Steve Sisolak Tuesday at the Board of Prison Commissioners meeting. The low vaccination numbers come despite the department indicating in a March 4 press release, when it began vaccinating eligible inmates, that 46 percent of […]

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Clark County approves plan to emerge from COVID restrictions

BY: - April 20, 2021

Clark County inched closer toward normalcy Tuesday with the approval of a plan to further reopen businesses of all kinds at greater capacity levels.   The county’s plan is in response to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s call to turn over the remnants of COVID-era regulation to local governments. It includes mitigation for public gatherings, large and small. […]

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Attorneys general warn against sale of fake COVID vaccine cards

BY: - April 19, 2021

As immunizations continue to be administered into millions of arms across the country, cybercriminals are looking to cash in on fake vaccination cards, supported by those who don’t want the shot. Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, along with dozens of other state attorneys general, called on OfferUp, an online mobile marketplace, to prevent fraudulent or […]

$4B headed to Indian Country to help fight COVID-19

BY: - April 16, 2021

On Friday, the White House announced it will invest more than $4 billion to combat COVID-19 in Indian Country. Funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and is meant to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment. The investment will also help increase preventative health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives at higher risk for […]

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State officials surprised when panel revealed one J&J reaction was in Nevada

BY: - April 15, 2021

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. During Wednesday’s meeting, officials from Johnson & Johnson offered additional details on […]

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Nevada among cascade of states pausing use of J&J vaccine

BY: - April 13, 2021

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services paused the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday after reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in order to protect “the health and safety of all Nevadans.” Nevada was among a cascade of states announcing Tuesday they would heed a federal recommendation and halt any […]

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CDC says you can fly if vaccinated…but doesn’t recommend it

BY: - April 2, 2021

WASHINGTON – Fully vaccinated individuals can travel at low risk to themselves, and do not need to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine after traveling within the U.S., federal health officials said Friday as they unveiled updated travel guidelines. The new guidelines offer the first official guidance to Americans who are at least two weeks […]

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Dozens of members of Congress are vaccinated, but some still hesitate

BY: and - March 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress were among the first people in the U.S. to have access to the sought-after COVID-19 vaccine when the initial doses became available in December. Three months later, a States Newsroom survey across 22 states—making up a large swath of Congress— found at least 155 members of the U.S. House and Senate, […]

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Nevada tribes to receive more than $10M for housing

BY: - March 19, 2021

Seventeen Native and Tribal communities in Nevada will receive more than $10 million in federal funding to develop affordable housing within their communities, as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The new funding will deliver immediate relief for hard-hit Native American families and support Tribal Nations as they develop, maintain, and […]

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Nevadans following through with second shots, according to CDC

BY: - March 17, 2021

More than nine in ten Nevadans who got their first dose of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine followed through on the second within the recommended time period, a new report by the CDC shows. Among Nevadans who got the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, about 92 percent got the second dose, according to […]