Southern Nevada Health District offers back-to-school immunizations
Saturday clinics available in August
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 12, 2007
Las Vegas – The Southern Nevada health District offers back-to-school immunizations Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at its public health centers.
The health district’s Shadow Lane location will hold special immunization clinics between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; sports physicals will be available during the Saturday clinics for $25. In addition, the health district’s Shadow Lane public health center will remain open until 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24 and Monday, Aug. 27 through Friday, Aug. 31. Other health district services will not be available during the Saturday clinics or after 4:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization office at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org.
Parents must bring immunization records. Children with no immunization records will have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. 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.
An administrative fee of $16 per patient for one immunization or $20 per patient for two or more immunizations will be collected. Some vaccines might require an additional fee.
The health district’s public health centers are located:
- Ravenholt Public Health Center: 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas
- East Las Vegas Public Health Center: 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12, Las Vegas
- North Las Vegas Public Health Center: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Ste. F, North Las Vegas
- Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
- Spring Valley Public Health Center, 6330 W. Spring Mountain Rd., Ste. C, Las Vegas (All services at Spring Valley, including immunizations, are available by appointment only. Call 759-0701)
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 might not be current in Nevada. The health district also suggests a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine for school-age children as recommended earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The health district will provide childhood immunizations at Back-to-School events: Meadows Mall, Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Boulevard Mall, Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Galleria Mall, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The administrative fees will be collected at the mall events.
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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.