Beat the rush! Health District offers back-to-school immunizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Rushing around to prepare for back to school? Parents and guardians don’t need to wait until the last minute to check immunizations off the list. The Southern Nevada Health District is urging everyone to beat the back-to-school rush by bringing their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and 7th graders for mandatory vaccinations to one of the Health District’s public health centers. For information, contact the Health District’s immunization clinic, (702) 759-0850 or visit the Vaccines for School page.
Parents vaccinating their child at a Health District clinic should bring immunization records. Parents who cannot locate their children’s immunization records should contact their health care provider. They can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide immunization registry, https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at (1-877) 689-3249. 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 and cost of vaccine may apply depending upon insurance status. Contact the Health District’s immunization clinic for information and current fee schedule.
The Health District accepts the following insurance plans: Anthem, Cigna, Culinary Union, Health Plan of Nevada, Nevada Medicaid/Check-Up, Sierra Health and Life, Sierra Health Option, Retiree’s Health Trust, and Teacher’s Health Trust health plans. Immunizations are also available at clinics across the valley.
Immunizations are available Monday – Friday. On Saturday, Aug. 27, a special back-to-school immunization clinic is scheduled at the Health District’s main facility, located at 280 S. Decatur from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. No other Health District services will be available on this date.
The Health District is offering back-to-school immunizations at its following locations:
- Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Travel vaccines will be available 8 a.m. -3 p.m.; clients should expect longer wait times
- East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in school: chickenpox (varicella); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; polio, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (DTap and 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.
Children entering 7th 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 meningitidis ( Meningococcal) vaccine.
The Health District is offering meningococcal B and meningococcal conjugate vaccines.
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.