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Special vaccine clinic dates and times for back-to-school - Southern Nevada Health District.

Special vaccine clinic dates and times for back-to-school – Southern Nevada Health District.

LAS VEGAS

The first day of school is less than one week away, and the Southern Nevada Health District is reminding parents and guardians that all students enrolled in Nevada public, private or charter schools must be up to date on mandatory vaccines before classes begin. SNHD immunization clinics are offering expanded dates and times to accommodate the back-to-school rush, but appointments are required. Parents and guardians are urged to make an appointment now for their kindergartners, 7th and 12th graders.

Mandatory and Recommended Back-to-School Vaccinations

Vaccinations are available at the following SNHD locations by appointment only. Call (702) 759-0850 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Main Public Health Center

Location: 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Special back-to-school dates and times:

  • Friday, August 4, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

East Las Vegas Public Health Center

Location: 2950 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Special back-to-school date and time:

  • Monday, August 7, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Henderson Public Health Center

Location: 220 E. Horizon Dr., Ste. A, Henderson, NV 89015

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mesquite Public Health Center

Location: 150 N. Yucca St., Mesquite, NV 89027

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)

Special back-to-school date and time:

  • Friday, August 4, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Back-to-School Clinics for Students 11-18 Years Old

Clinics are available at the following locations:

Fremont Public Health Center

Location: 2830 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89104

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Appointments are required; call (702) 759-1910 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Boulevard Mall (in El Mercado)

Location: 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clinic Location: Suites 208-210 on Avenida Reforma

Appointments are required. Call (702) 759-1910 or visit www.snhd.info/bts.

SNHD accepts most insurance plans. Not all immunizations are covered by insurance. Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. In addition to the vaccine costs, SNHD charges an administration fee of $20 per person for one vaccine and $8 for each additional vaccine. For more information, visit www.snhd.info/bts.

Parents vaccinating a child at an SNHD clinic should bring immunization records. Parents who cannot locate those records should contact their health care provider. If their children were immunized in Nevada, parents can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide immunization registry, at https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at (775) 684-5954. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child; however, written consent must be provided to SNHD from the parent or guardian at the time of service.

Required Vaccinations for Clark County School District (CCSD) Students

The following vaccinations are required for students enrolling in the CCSD:

  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (DTaP and Tdap)
  • Quadrivalent meningitis
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

Parents who recently moved to Nevada should note that hepatitis A vaccination is required in the state. Immunizations that were up to date in other states that do not require hepatitis A vaccination might not be current in Nevada.

Students enrolled in the 12th grade in Nevada schools must receive the meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) before the start of the 2023-2024 school year. MenACWY is also required for students entering 7th grade and for students entering grades 8-12 who are new to Nevada schools, including private or charter schools. In addition, 7th-graders must receive their tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. For additional information on required vaccinations, visit Immunize Nevada’s School Vaccinations page.

As the back-to-school vaccinations continue in August, SNHD is highlighting the importance of routine vaccinations for people of all ages during National Immunization Awareness Month. Vaccines have saved lives for more than a century, but serious disease remains a threat. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccines save an estimated 2-3 million lives globally each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “There are more than 25 safe and effective vaccines to prevent diseases, protect health throughout the lifespan, and help to prevent and mitigate outbreaks.”

The success of vaccines such as MMR, Tdap and HPV is well-documented. However, even today, people still become seriously ill or die from diseases that vaccines can help prevent. This is why it’s important to stay up to date on recommended vaccines. Since some protections stemming from vaccines can fade over time, boosters may be needed to maintain protection.

Some vaccine-preventable diseases can have serious complications. These diseases include seasonal influenza, hepatitis B and HPV. In such cases, vaccination can provide protection not only against the disease itself but also against the dangerous consequences it can bring.

SNHD offers routine vaccinations at its four public health centers, ensuring that infants, children and adults are immunized against vaccine preventable diseases. Additional information is available at Immunization Clinic – Southern Nevada Health District. For a list of available vaccines, visit Available Vaccines – Southern Nevada Health District. To learn about immunization schedules, visit the CDC’s website

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