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Tween-to-Teen

Immunization services are available by appointment only at most of our public health centers. Please call (702) 759-0850 to schedule. Our main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. is accepting walk-in clients. To meet social distancing standards, we are limiting the number of people inside the clinics. Only one parent or guardian is allowed with a minor. You may be asked to wait outside or in your car if waiting room capacity is reached. Everyone must wear a mask while inside our buildings and clinics. We encourage everyone to bring a mask with them at the time of the visit. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

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(10 – 18 years old)

Vaccines aren’t just for babies. As kids get older, the protection provided by some of the shots given during childhood can begin to wear off. Older kids can also develop risks for certain infections as they enter the preteen and teen years.

The vaccines for preteens and teens help protect your children and their friends, and family members too. There are four vaccines recommended for preteens and teens. All kids should get a flu vaccine every year, and three other vaccines should be given starting when kids are 11 or 12 years old.

The four vaccines recommended for preteens and teens are:

  • HPV (human papillomavirus vaccine)
  • Tdap (whooping cough booster)
  • MCV4 (vaccine for meningitis)
  • Flu (all kids should get a flu vaccine every year)

Teens may need to catch up on vaccines they missed when they were a preteen. Teens may also need a booster of a vaccine that requires more than one dose to be fully protected.

Any visit to the doctor—for an annual health checkup or a physical for sports or college—can be a good time for preteens and teens to get the recommended vaccinations. Even if your child is going to the doctor because they are sick or hurt, they still may be able to get shots that they need. Vaccines are also available at the health district.

Before visits to the doctor, review this easy-to-read version of the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 Years Old.

Mandated Vaccinations

The Nevada State Board of Health mandates the following through state regulations:

  • A child enrolling in 7th grade must be immunized against Bordetella pertussis.
  • College freshmen under the age of 24 who plan to live on campus must be immunized against Neisseria meningitis.
  • A child enrolling in 7th grade after June 30, 2017, must receive at least one dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)

Visit the Nevada Administrative Codes 392.105, 394.190, 432A, 441A.755 webpages for more information about the regulations. Amendments to Nevada Administrative Code 392.105 and 394.250 were adopted by the Nevada State Board of Health in 2016. See the Technical Bulletin for more information.

Immunization Schedule

The immunization schedule developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the recommended guide on when to get vaccinated. Visit the (CDC) website for the most updated immunization schedules.

Clinic Locations

Southern Nevada Health District Main FacilityMap
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
• Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12 – 1 p.m.)
Call (702) 759-0850 for an appointment. Walk-ins accepted.
Clients must arrive by 2 p.m. for travel vaccines and by 4 p.m. for other services.

East Las Vegas Public Health Center — Map
570 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D-1
Las Vegas, NV 89110
• Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call (702) 759-0850 for an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted.
Clients must arrive by 2 p.m. for travel vaccines and by 4 p.m. for other services.

Henderson Public Health Center Map
220 E. Horizon Dr., Suites A & C
Henderson, NV 89015
• Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Call (702) 759-0850 for an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted.
Clients must arrive by 2 p.m. for travel vaccines and by 4 p.m. for other services.

Mesquite Public Health CenterMap
Temporary location: 150 N. Yucca St.
Mesquite, NV 89027
• Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12 – 1 p.m.)
Call (702) 759-1682 for an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted.
Clients must arrive by 2 p.m. for travel vaccines and by 4 p.m. for other services.

Registration Forms

Patients can print and complete the registration form and the relevant vaccine administration record prior to visitation:

NOTE: The vaccine administration record must be filled out prior to receiving any immunizations.

Costs

Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. In addition to the vaccine costs, the health district charges an administration fee of $20 per person for one vaccine and $8 for each additional vaccine.

Payment made be made by Visa, MasterCard, cash, debit card, money order, cashier’s check, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Culinary, Beechstreet / Multiplan, Friday’s Health, Healthscope / Sierra Healthcare Option, Healthplan of Nevada (HPN), Nevada Medicaid / Nevada Check-Up, Medicare Part B & D, One Health, Hometown Health, Ambetter / S‎ilver Summit, Teachers Health Trust, Tricare, UMR, or United Healthcare (UHC). Not all vaccines are covered by insurance.

Note: The credit card holder’s name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented. Visit the Accepted Methods of Payment webpage for details on payments and our ID policy.

Clients have the choice of receiving all travel related care and services from their personal health care provider for a fee, or receive indicated travel vaccines offered by the health district for a fee in conjunction with travel-related services provided by their personal health care provider or a travel medicine clinic.

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 Statement to learn more.

Contact Information

Phone:
(702) 759-0850

 

Updated on:  September 9, 2021

2021-09-09T16:54:50-07:00