Health District offers back-to-school shots, special August clinics
Extended hours in August
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 21, 2010
LAS VEGAS – Summer is an excellent opportunity to get school children caught up on immunizations at the Southern Nevada Health District. Immunizations are available Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at its public health centers. Parents must bring immunization records. Children with no 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 $25 per patient for two or more immunizations will be collected. Some vaccines might require an additional fee. For more information, contact the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization office at (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SNHD.info.
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., Suite E12, Las Vegas
- Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
Beginning Thursday, June 24, the health district will hold a monthly immunization clinic at the Boys & Girls Club/James Clubhouse on the fourth Thursday of each month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 2530 E. Carey, North Las Vegas, 89030.
The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in public or private school: chickenpox (varicella); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; polio; tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap); 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 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In addition, children entering seventh grade must be immunized against Bordetella pertussis. The health district provides the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) vaccine to meet the mandate. College freshmen younger than 24 years old who will live in on-campus housing at a Nevada college or university are required to receive the Neisseria meningiditis (Meningococcus) vaccine.
The Southern Nevada Health District will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at its Shadow Lane location Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-20 and Monday-Friday, Aug. 23-27. The health district’s Shadow Lane location will also offer Saturday back-to-school immunization clinics: Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. No other health district services will be offered after 4:30 p.m. or during Saturday clinics.
The health district will hold immunization clinics at several local malls in August. The Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, The Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21; and The Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Rd in Henderson, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28.
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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.