Passport to Immunizations & Health Fair, Apr. 18
Health fair kicks off National Infant Immunization Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS – Measles, mumps, pertussis, chickenpox . . .these childhood illnesses are not eradicated. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 18-25, is an opportunity to remind parents to check their tots’ vaccine status. The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and the United Way of Southern Nevada have teamed up to present the 4th Passport to Immunizations and Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at the health district’s main public health center, 330 S. Valley View Blvd., at the corner of Meadows Lane. This free event will offer no cost childhood immunizations for Vaccines For Children- eligible toddlers, dental and vision screenings for children, and family resources information. Parents should bring their children’s immunization records. For more information about the clinic or immunization services, contact the Southern Nevada Health District’s immunization clinic, (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info/niiw/
In the 2013 National Immunization Survey, a vaccine coverage survey of kids, the state’s ranking dropped to 49th for vaccine coverage of kids between 19 and 35 months old. 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.
For those who are unable to attend the event, the health district regularly offers immunizations at its public health centers. Service hours vary, check the health district website or call the immunization clinic for more information. Fees vary depending upon health insurance status. It is recommended that children with medical coverage that includes immunizations should visit their healthcare provider as the full immunization cost will be collected at the time of service. Immunization services are available at the following health district locations:
- Main public health center, 330 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas
- East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E12, Las Vegas
- Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
- Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite
(Nursing services are available Tuesday and Thursday, and is closed daily from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch)
About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way of Southern Nevada works to build a healthier community and to advance the common good through a focus on Education, Health and Financial Stability, the building blocks of a good life. With an extensive network of donors, volunteers and community leaders, the United Way brings together the passion, expertise, and resources needed to affect positive change in our community. Together, person by person, the United Way’s collaborative power is building a more solid community fabric, connecting impassioned advocates who truly LIVE UNITED for a better Southern Nevada. For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.uwsn.org
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.