National Infant Immunization Week – April 22-29

Nevadans will be joining with the rest of the country to recognize National Infant Immunization Week.

Get Vaccinated Against Pertussis – Help Build Community Immunity

Vaccination against pertussis is the best way to protect babies, children, preteens, teens, adults against the illness.

Help Protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Immunize Nevada, in partnership with Every Child By Two, asks you to join us in urging Congress to protect crucial funding for immunization programs.

Repeat After Us: Vaccines Are Safe. Vaccines Are Effective. Vaccines Save Lives.

News reports continue to suggest that president-elect Donald Trump is possibly considering forming a new federal commission on immunizations.

October is American Pharmacists Month!

When you stop by your local pharmacy for your flu shot, ask them what other vaccines you need. Then get them, right there!

HPV vaccines: Additional call-to-action by healthcare providers needed

Photo Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control

Although the quadrivalent HPV vaccine was approved for use in the US in 2006, the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows only 57% of females and 35% of males received at least 1 dose, with far less finishing the three dose series.  In fact, the HPV vaccine has the lowest completion rates of any vaccine in the United States, including vaccines that are recommended for the same age groups. In 2013, the Director of the CDC said achieving higher HPV vaccination rates was a top public health priority. Still, achieving higher rates has been a struggle.

Governor Sandoval Declares Nevada Infant Immunization Week – April 18-25

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed April 18 – 25 Nevada Infant Immunization Week, to coincide with the annual national observance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).

The state and national observance of NIIW highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

KNPR State of Nevada: Immunize Nevada Launches HPV Vaccine Campaign

When we hear about HPV – the more common term for the human papillomavirus, the conversation usually focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health issue for women and men. Some even go so far as to say it is a crisis.

"It's Dismal" Says Health Official About Nevada's HPV Vaccination Rate

When we hear about HPV, the conversation often focuses on young women and the risk of cervical cancer. In reality, HPV is a much larger health crisis for women and men linked to many other diseases that we struggle to talk openly about, like vaginal and penile cancers.

Vaccinations Are in their Best Interests

Photo courtesy of CDC

Without a doubt, most parents make decisions they believe are in the best interest of their children. Sometimes they listen to friends, family, doctors and teachers. Sometimes they do their research. Sometimes they don't.

And sometimes, life just throws curve balls, even if we've done all of the above.

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