The state’s under-5 vaccination rate ranks 47th in the country, only ahead of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, per an Aug. 3 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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As the latest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant, BA.5, spreads rapidly through the U.S. and Nevada, experts say that low vaccination rates have contributed to the continual morphing and spreading of the virus.
Erik Eisenberg, a 38-year-old executive for the Las Vegas Aviators, said he and his wife felt particularly impatient over the last four months as the vaccine approval for children under 5 was delayed multiple times this year.
Are publicly reported case counts reliable anymore? What is happening with vaccines for children under 5? How will the end of COVID-19 public health emergency affect Nevadans on Medicaid? The Nevada Independent answers these questions and more.
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office on Wednesday criticized the actions of a politically connected COVID testing contractor that expanded in Nevada without proper licensing and yielded widely inaccurate test results.
In recent months, Nevada has experienced its lowest case incidences in nearly a year. But uncertainty remains about when the next wave of the virus will hit and what navigating the pandemic will look like in the coming months and years.
An independent report commissioned by Nevada's governor and legislative leaders has recommended an action that inmate advocacy groups long supported but was never implemented — that the state should deliberately reduce its prison population to address current and future pandemics.
Emails obtained by The Nevada Independent through public records requests shed new light on the internal debates within the Board of Regents and the NSHE leadership over how to handle the increasingly divisive political football of a COVID vaccine mandate.
Nevada is gearing up to distribute second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses in the coming days after federal officials updated their recommendations to allow another mRNA booster for certain vulnerable groups.
State officials are lifting a requirement that unvaccinated employees undergo weekly COVID-19 tests, while also preparing to roll back a planned monthly surcharge for state workers who have not received a COVID vaccine.
A week after Gov. Steve Sisolak ended Nevada’s mask mandate as the Omicron surge declined, the CDC is reevaluating its public health guidelines and university students are pushing back against the lifting of the mandate.
The shift — announced by Gov. Steve Sisolak during a Thursday morning press conference — follows suit with other Democrat-led states easing pandemic mitigation measures amid a nationwide decline in COVID-19 cases.