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.

The Truth About Vaccine Ingredients

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As parents, we recognize the importance of reading labels. I’m just as guilty as the next person: Follow me around the grocery store during my weekly shopping trip, and you’ll see that I’m definitely one of those people who stands in the aisles reading labels of every packaged food I buy, and I quickly reject anything that has a laundry list of ingredients with a lot of unfamiliar, unpronounceable items.

Debunking Vaccine Ingredient Myths

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It is true that some vaccine ingredients could be toxic…at much higher doses. But any substance — even water or the sun — can be toxic given a large enough dose. And at a very low dose, even a highly toxic substance can be safe. Just look at Botox — one of the most toxic substances known to hu­manity — which is injected in small quantities into a person’s face to reduce wrinkles.

Preventable Childhood Diseases are NOT a Right of Childhood

Lisa Dettling, who was instrumental in starting the Washoe County Coalition for Childhood Immunizations, which has since evolved into Immunize Nevada, shares why she made the decision to immunize her daughters on time and on schedule.  

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.

HPV Vaccine Could Save Your Child's Life

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When it comes to their kids, parents are always planning. One plan that's easy to make could have a tremendous benefit, even saving a life: planning to have preteens vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital warts but can also cause cervical cancer, as well as anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers. About 17,600 women and 9,300 men are affected by HPV-related cancers each year and nearly all sexually-active people will come in contact with HPV in their lifetime.

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.

Should You Before Spring Break?

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We’re quite sure we don’t have to remind you, but Spring Break is right around the corner. And we’re also guessing you already have everything planned out and buttoned up: airfare, hotel, vaccinations, activities, tours...

Nope, this isn’t a game of “Which one isn’t like the others?” We meant vaccinations. So what do vaccines have to do with Spring Break? If you are traveling internationally or anywhere with large groups of people (which, during Spring Break, probably translates directly to “anywhere”), vaccinations should be the top item on your to-do list.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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.

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