Speak up to Prevent Meningitis

Of those who contract meningococcal disease, 10 to 15% die. Among those who survive, as many as 1 in 5 live with permanent disabilities.

Waking up to Shingles

Shingles Diagram

I noticed a slight rash on the back of my leg. But considering I’d been working in the yard and it was on the back of my leg, I honestly didn’t pay much attention.

HPV Prevention is Simple. So Why Are Young Nevadans Not Vaccinating?

What if you could just get a simple vaccine to prevent cancer?
Turns out, you can. But more on that in a second.

Nevadan Learns the Hard Way: Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

Reno resident Jack Perkins isn’t exactly the person you’d expect to be a poster child for whooping cough.

To Immunize or Not to Immunize: One Mom Explores the Question

As Bethany Sexton, mother, wife and Renown Health System vice president, prepared for the birth of her third child last year, she shared her thoughts on one of the bigger decisions she’ll make as a parent of a newborn: Immunizations.

The Power is in Your Hands: Be an Advocate for Your Health — and Your Baby’s

The power was in my hands, and now, I’m hoping to spread this message to others. Please tell anyone you know who is expecting a baby these simple words: “The power is in your hands” — the power to protect, the power to demand others be protected, the power to ask for what you need to provide the best life possible for your baby.

Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Protect Yourself to Protect Others

You’ve likely heard this common flight attendant refrain: “In case of emergency, put on your own oxygen mask first before assisting others.”

Top 5 Ways to Support Infant Immunizations

National Infant Immunization Week takes place April 16-23, 2016, but Immunize Nevada is celebrating all month long! Join in by doing one or all of the top 5 ways to support infant immunizations.

Can I Get Help Paying for Shots?

Vaccines keep us healthy and protect us from catching devastating diseases. But what about the children who have parents who can’t afford vaccines?

The good news: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most insurance companies to cover the cost of all recommended vaccines (including seasonal flu) without charging a deductible, copayment or coinsurance. Most are free as long as they are administered by an “in-network” provider.

Protect Babies: Get Vaccinated for Whooping Cough During Pregnancy

Infants are particularly susceptible to whooping cough — or pertussis, as it is more technically called. And parents are often the sources of the disease, unknowingly passing it on to their babies. 

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