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Health District to Offer Extended Hours for Back-to-School Immunizations

Parents Encouraged to Bring Immunizations Up-To-Date

July 24, 2006

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is currently offering back-to-school immunizations at its four public health centers – East Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and its main location at 625 Shadow Lane. From Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 1, the District will hold immunization clinics between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at its Shadow Lane campus. In addition, SNHD will provide back-to-school immunizations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Shadow Lane location. Parents must bring immunization records; children with no immunization records will have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Most immunizations are free of charge; however, an administrative fee of $16 per patient for one immunization or $20 per patient for two or more immunizations will be collected. For more information, contact the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization office at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org.

“Having children immunized against disease is the most effective way to keep them healthy,” said Bonnie Sorenson, director of nursing. “Children will not be allowed to enroll in school if they do not have the required immunizations, so the Health District will be offering extended hours to meet the school district’s requirements. We want to remind the community that we offer immunizations year-round. So we encourage parents to bring their kids in early to avoid long waits,” she added.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in public or private school: chickenpox (varicella); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; polio; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP); and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Parents who have recently moved to Nevada should note the chickenpox and hepatitis A vaccinations are not required in all states, so immunizations that were up-to-date in other states may not be current in Nevada.

Immunizations are also available at each of the Southern Nevada Health District’s satellite public health centers. For locations, hours and dates, call the health district immunization project at (702) 759-0850.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also conduct immunization clinics at locations throughout the valley. Parents are asked to bring a copy of their child’s immunization records.

Health District Community Immunization Clinic Dates and Locations:

Meadows Mall
4300 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Saturday, August 12
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Boulevard Mall
3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Saturday, August 19
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Galleria Mall
1300 W Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014
Saturday, August 26
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Boulder City Multi-Use Building
1204 6th Street, Boulder City, NV 89005
Ongoing/first Thursday of the month
9 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Desert Breeze Community Center
8425 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 455-8334
Ongoing/second and fourth Friday of the month
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rainbow Library
3150 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 507-3710
Ongoing/first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Spring Valley Library
4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 507-3820
Ongoing/first and third Monday of the month
9 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.