/National Infant Immunization Week

Additional immunization clinics will be held throughout the community during National Infant Immunization Week:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

14 April, 2010

The Southern Nevada Health District offers immunizations year round at its public health centers between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one shot or $25 per child for two or more shots will be collected. Some vaccines might require an additional fee. The health district’s public health centers:

  • Ravenholt Public Health Center: 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center: 560 Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12, Las Vegas
  • Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson

NIIW is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations, especially for children up to 36 months. Nevada continually lags behind the rest of the nation in its immunization rates for this age group. Immunizations are considered one of the most important public health advances of the past century and have reduced infant deaths and disability from preventable diseases in the United States.

Recently, several important milestones have been reached in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants and adults worldwide:

  • In 2009, many physicians leaving medical school will never see a case of measles.
  • In 2007, CDC announced that childhood immunization rates remain at or near record highs.
  • In 2005, the CDC announced that rubella is no longer a major health threat to pregnant women or their unborn children, due to high vaccine coverage rates.

Saturday, April 24
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vons
1131 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas

Sunday, April 25
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jimmy’s Market
1370 W. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas

Monday, April 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cardenas Market
4421 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 28
10 .am. – 2 p.m.
Cardenas Market
2400 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas

Updated information about the Southern Nevada Health District can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, on YouTube www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict or Twitter : www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo.

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Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernnevadahealthdistrict/. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD.  Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.

2018-08-01T16:22:02+00:00