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.

Free Tdap and MMR Vaccine Available Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Reno, NV (March 10, 2015) – Immunize Nevada is partnering with Elko County School District and the Nevada State Immunization Program to offer free Tdap and MMR vaccinations at the Elko Convention Center (700 Moren Way) this Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines are available at no cost on a first come, first served basis.

"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.

Las Vegas Measles Outbreak: How to Tell if It’s Measles

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Published 2-28-2015

The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed yesterday that they have identified three additional cases of measles in the Las Vegas area.

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.

“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!

Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies – Even After They’re Born

Reno, NV (December 10, 2014) – Pregnant women are strongly advised to get the flu vaccine as it protects them and their unborn child even after it’s born. And, as flu vaccines are not advised for children under 6 months old, this could be the only protection a newborn infant gets from the potentially life-threatening influenza

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