An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of getting the flu. The vaccine takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and offers protection from seasonal flu for about a year.
Getting immunized as soon as vaccine is available ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is at its highest. Vaccination before December is best, however, as long as flu viruses are still spreading in the community, immunizations can provide protective benefit.
The viruses included in the vaccine change each year based on the strains expected to circulate during flu season. Flu vaccine will not make you sick.
Public Health Centers
The health district began offering flu shots October 1, 2012. Flu vaccine will be available at the following district public health centers. Please arrive early to ensure service.
Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility
330 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
East Las Vegas Public Health Center
560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D-1, Las Vegas, NV 89110
955 W. Craig Road, Ste. 103D, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Mesquite Public Health Center
830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite, NV 89027
Tuesday and Thursday,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed from noon to 1 p.m.
Visit our Locations webpage for addresses and maps.
Satellite Flu Clinics - Updated as new clinics are scheduled.
No clinics are currently scheduled.
Parental Consent: Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. See the Parental Consent for Immunization of a Minor Policy for more details.
Vaccine Administration Record
The flu vaccine administration record is available in English or SpanishPDF and must be filled out prior to receiving any immunizations.
Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) will be offered at
flu shot clinics and is recommended
for anyone who cares for or lives with infants.
Payment by Visa, MasterCard, and cash is accepted. The health district also accepts the following insurances for flu and pneumonia vaccine.
Medicare Part B (includes Railroad beneficiaries)
Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid and Check Up
Amerigroup Community Care Medicaid and Check Up
Nevada Medicaid and Check Up
Not all vaccines are covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider if you have any questions about your flu or pneumonia* vaccine coverage.
Note: The credit card holder's name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented.
Types of Vaccine Available
Standard Flu Shot
The standard seasonal flu vaccine (flu shot) is an injectable vaccine that uses killed flu viruses to help the body build immunity. Almost everyone older than 6 months can receive the flu shot, including people with chronic medical conditions.
High-Dose Flu Shot - Limited Supply
The high-dose seasonal flu shot is an injectable vaccine approved for people 65 years of age and older. The high-dose vaccine is intended to strengthen the immune response to influenza in people 65 years of age and older.
Inhaled Flu Vaccine
The inhaled vaccine uses live attenuated virus that is sprayed into the nose. The inhaled vaccine is approved for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49 years of age. Inhaled vaccine does not contain preservatives.
The pneumonia vaccine is available for people who are medically eligible to receive it. People under the age of 65 will need a doctor's prescription. No more than two doses, at least five years apart, of pneumonia vaccine are needed for lifetime immunity. If you received a pneumonia vaccine after age 65 a second dose is not needed.
Vaccine Information Sheets
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a number of vaccine information sheets providing details of the vaccines required to be administered. Download vaccine information sheets on the VIS webpage.
The health district supports strategies that are designed to strengthen and sustain public health and improve the health of communities through immunization programs. Download the Immunization Program Policy StatementPDF 44KB to learn more.