A COVID-19 vaccination tab is now live on the Dashboard on NV Health Response. This document aims to provide common definitions the Department of Health and Human Services is using for the dashboard.
At this time, the page will be updated weekly on Wednesdays. The vaccination tab will include total doses administered, total vaccinations initiated and total vaccinations complete. Information will be available on a county level.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) operates and manages a statewide immunization information system (IIS), known as Nevada WebIZ. Nevada law requires clinicians to report all immunizations administered in Nevada, though patients have the right to opt out of participation in the system. Data displayed in the vaccine dashboard represents COVID-19 vaccine doses reported to Nevada WebIZ as administered in Nevada by enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers. Data may be reported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Changes in counts displayed on the dashboard reflect new data reported to Nevada WebIZ, regardless of the date on which vaccines were administered to a patient (i.e. an increase of 10,000 doses in one day does not necessarily mean 10,000 doses were administered in the past day). Data quality efforts are continuous, and issues are addressed as identified. As such, data may fluctuate as corrections are made.
“Total Doses Reported as Administered” means the number of individual doses of vaccine given to individuals and reported to the system. Some vaccines, such as the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, require more than one dose of vaccine to achieve immunity, typically separated by a specified interval of time. This is referred to as a “vaccine series.”
“Total Vaccinations Reported as Initiated” means the total number of “first” doses reported as administered.*
“Total Vaccinations Reported as Completed” means the total number of vaccine doses reported as administered to individuals that signify immunity.* For example, a person who has had one shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be counted as a dose administered and a vaccination initiated. When they receive their second dose to complete the series they will be counted as a vaccination completed.
*If a one-dose COVID19 vaccine is approved and distributed, initiation will equate to completion.