Vaccinations Are in their Best Interests

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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.

Carson City Health and Human Services to host measles vaccination clinics

In order to ensure everyone who needs the vaccine has the opportunity to receive it, Carson City Health and Human Services’ Long Street Clinic is going to offer extended hours each Thursday in February.

Immunize Nevada Launches HPV Free NV Campaign

Immunize Nevada, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and Nevada Cancer Coalition, has launched HPV Free NV, a statewide campaign to raise awareness and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine known to prevent cancer.

Healthy People 2020 - Healthcare Worker Survey

The 17th Annual Silver Syringe Awards are a statewide tradition for Nevada’s immunization and healthcare stakeholders. This annual event allows for an opportunity to honor those immunization champions that provide excellent service, but may not otherwise be recognized. This year’s event is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in Reno and Las Vegas.

My Story: The HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker tells her personal HPV story during a TEDx presentation

When I was recently asked to give a TEDx talk about preventing cancer through HPV vaccination, I didn’t want my HPV story to be part of it. I didn’t want it broadcast to the world. I definitely didn’t want to talk about sex.

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Makes Nevada Premiere

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may be the most widespread, misunderstood and potentially dangerous epidemic that most people hardly know anything about, Someone You Love reveals just how dangerous this virus can be.

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Exciting News for the New Year!

As we welcome 2015 and look ahead at the many important immunization initiatives and health activities already in progress, we are thrilled to share some very exciting news!

Free DTaP/Tdap Clinic to Address Elko County Pertussis Outbreak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2014

What:  The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Elko County School District and Immunize Nevada are hosting a free DTaP/Tdap clinic to address the pertussis outbreak (also known as whooping cough) declared in Elko County in late October. As of October 28, Elko County had reported 14 confirmed cases of pertussis since July, compared to 15 total cases of pertussis in Elko County in 2013 and two cases in 2012.

Reflections on Courage

Have you seen the new Oprah cup sleeves at Starbucks? Monday morning was the first day I saw them; I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes – and the sleeve on my green tea looked like this:

Awareness Campaign and Website Connects Nevadans to Vaccines Resources

(Reno, Nev.) April 29, 2014 – The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. This week is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs to promote healthy communities. As part of NIIW, Immunize Nevada, along with the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) and Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalitio (SNIHC), is launching a statewide awareness campaign about the Nevada Vaccines for Children Program.

 

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