Health District Continues Shots 4 Tots Immunization Clinics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 28, 2011

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and United Way of Southern Nevada will offer several childhood immunizations clinics throughout Las Vegas as part of the Shots 4 Tots program. Childhood immunizations will be available at no cost. For information, contact the health district’s immunization clinic, (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SNHD.info.

Parents should 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s up-to-date recommended immunization schedule is available on the health district website.

Shots 4 Tots clinics are currently scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, March 1

Food 4 Less
3250 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas 89121
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

Madhouse Coffee
8899 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas 89123
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Childhood vaccines

East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center
250 N. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas 89101
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18

Shots 4 Tots Week
Southern Nevada Health District
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No administrative fees for infants and children through age 4

Tuesday, March 29

Virgin Valley Elementary School
200 Woodbury Lane, Mesquite, 89027
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nevada currently ranks 45th in vaccine coverage rates for children between the ages of 19 months and 36 months according to the 2009 National Immunization Survey, which is an improvement from 47th in the previous study.

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.

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