Silver Syringe Awards Made Possible Through Community Support

Reno, NV (May 2, 2016)— Immunize Nevada held two award ceremony dinners in April, in northern and southern Nevada, to identify outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards were held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), which brought more awareness to the work these winners strive to provide.

Elko’s Bobbi Shanks Receives Federal Recognition for Contributions to Childhood Immunization

Reno, Nev. (April 20, 2016) — Elko’s Bobbi Shanks has been named a CDC Childhood Champion for her outstanding efforts to promote childhood immunization in the state of Nevada.

Shanks is the school nurse coordinator for the Elko County School District. However, because Elko County does not have a public health nurse or health district, she has worked tirelessly with a team of nurses and stakeholders to increase the access to immunizations for all children in rural northeastern Nevada. 

Nevada Infant Immunization Week – April 16-23

National Infant Immunization Week

Nevadans will join with the rest of the country to celebrate Nevada Infant Immunization Week April 16-23, when we recognize the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

18th Annual Northern Nevada Silver Syringe Awards Set for April

Immunize Nevada is holding two annual Silver Syringe Award ceremonies to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in Reno and Las Vegas. 

Annual Southern Nevada Event Recognizes Nevada Big Shots

Las Vegas, NV (March 30, 2016)—Immunize Nevada is holding two annual Silver Syringe Award ceremonies to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in Reno and Las Vegas. 

Immunize Nevada Welcomes Newly-Elected Officers

Immunize Nevada, statewide nonprofit widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages, has announced the election of key officer leadership positions to its 2016 Board of Directors. Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare was elected to serve as Chair of the Board, succeeding Doreen Begley, MS, RN, Health Coordinator, Early Head Start. In addition, Bethany Sexton, Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Renown Health, will serve as Vice-Chair; Roni Galas, RN, BSN, Division Manager, Clinical Services, Carson City Health and Human Services, was elected Secretary; and Melissa Shake, Pharm.D., Immunizations Trainer, Walgreens, was elected Treasurer.

Free Flu Vaccines at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm

Immunize Nevada and the Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer free flu vaccines this Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at 2680 E 9th St., Reno, NV 89512.

Vaccinations will be available for everyone ages 6 months to 64 years and older on a first come, first served basis. People should bring their insurance card (including Nevada Checkup and Medicaid) or information if they have it.

Nevada's Immunization Program Receives $938,606 Award

Carson City -- The Division of Public and Behavioral Health's (DPBH) Immunization Program is one of ten awardees of a new Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The application process was competitive, and Immunization Program leadership is excited to announce that Nevada will receive $938,606 to focus on comprehensive efforts to increase adult immunization rates across the state. 

Las Vegas Health Heroes Recognized for Promoting Flu Vaccination

Promoting Flu Vaccination Nevada | Immunize Nevada

As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 6-12, 2015, established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), government and health officials will join community partners to raise awareness about the benefits of flu vaccination and honor local flu vaccination heroes during a press conference and awards ceremony. 

Immunize Nevada Names Southern Nevada Flu Heroes

The National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) is a national multi-sector campaign, spearheaded by local influential partners who commit to promote the importance of flu vaccination among underserved populations. The partnership is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has worked in 95 cities throughout the United States. Immunize Nevada has been working with NIVDP since its inception.

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