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. 

Why is it Important to Follow the Newborn-to-2-Year-Old Immunization Schedule?

Newborn baby immunization schedule | Immunize Nevada

National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to highlight the importance of on-schedule vaccination. The CDC and medical experts created the childhood immunization schedule after thorough research and to help protect babies as early as possible from 15 preventable diseases.

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.

Advice from a Doctor: Check Your Sources

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine | Immunize Nevada

One of my friends recently posted an article about the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccine.  When I clicked on the link,

Top 10 Ways to be Pro-Vaccine in the New Year

Want to support the pro-vaccine movement, but don't know where to start? Check out these 10 tips to get started. 

1. Volunteer. Sign-up today for a fun and rewarding experience volunteering with Immunize Nevada or one of our partners. 

How to keep mom healthy

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As a family medicine physician, I want to write this to give moms a concise guideline of what is recommended to keep you healthy for your families. The medical world can be difficult to navigate, so my goal is to give you a snapshot of what you need to do to make sure you are up to date! To be able to take care of your family, you’ve first got to take care of yourself!

Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

Shots for children | Immunize Nevada

Vaccines help protect babies and young children against 14 serious diseases before their 2nd birthday. Even though you are keeping her safe from diseases, it’s hard to see your child cry when she gets her shots. But you can take some steps before, during, and after a vaccine visit to ease the short-term pain and stress of getting shots. 

Your Pregnancy: Protecting Baby Starts Now

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From the moment you found out you were pregnant, you started protecting your baby. You might have changed the way you eat, started taking a prenatal vitamin, and researching the kind of car seat you’ll buy. But did you know that one of the best ways to start protecting your children against serious diseases is by making sure you get the whooping cough (Tdap) and flu vaccines while you are pregnant? 

A Grandmother's Story of the German Measles

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Back in the 1970s, my daughter was in her third trimester and was expecting her first child.

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