Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and community partners to host Baby Fest Immunizations & Health Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 22, 2019
|What:||An Immunizations & Health Fair to commemorate National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). Immunizations will be available for both children and adults during Baby Fest. Low-cost or free immunizations will be available for infants and children who qualify. Community partners will offer a variety of services and information at the health fair including vision screenings and activities for children.|
|When:||Friday, May 3, 2019|
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
|Where:||Southern Nevada Health District|
Red Rock Conference Room
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89107
|Why:||NIIW is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities in the United States. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 deaths among children born during 1994-2018.|
|Who:||Additional Baby Fest sponsors include Anthem, Health Plan of Nevada, Junior League of Las Vegas, Liberty Dental Plan, Nevada Health Link, and SilverSummit Healthplan.|
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.