/Health District to Offer Saturday Immunization Clinic

Health District to Offer Saturday Immunization Clinic, Aug. 26

Extended hours available Aug. 21-Sept. 1

August 15, 2006

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) will hold a back-to-school immunization clinic between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26 at its 625 Shadow Lane location. This will be the final Saturday clinic prior to the start of the school year. In addition, the District will offer extended hours from Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 1; when immunizations will be available until 6 p.m. Immunizations are available at the District’s four public health centers Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at the Galleria Mall in Henderson between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26. 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.

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.

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:

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.