Vaccinations Are in their Best Interests

Photo courtesy of CDC

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.

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.

Why Vaccinate?

#IAmTheWhy

Immunize Nevada needs your help. Post a picture of you, your family, your friends to our Facebook page, tag it #IAmTheWhy, and join us in spreading the word about the very personal reasons you choose to vaccinate.

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.

Free Required Back to School Immunizations at Annual Give Kids a Boost: Sun Valley Health and Safety Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2014
CONTACT: Katie Nannini, Immunize Nevada, (775) 762-2348
katie@immunizenevada.org
Melissa Krall, Safe Kids, (775) 858-5700 ext. 6227
mkrall@remsa-cr.com

Annual Event Recognizes Nevada Big Shots at 16th Annual Silver Syringe Awards Set for March 1, 2014

Reno, Nev. (Jan 29, 2014)—Immunize Nevada is holding its annual Silver Syringe Awards to recognize 16 outstanding individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. The 16th annual Silver Syringe Awards takes place Saturday, March 1 at 6:00 PM at the Peppermill Reno.

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Next Tuesday

With 25 states reporting widespread levels of influenza activity in the US including Nevada, Washoe County residents are seeking options to get an annual flu vaccine. Immunize Nevada, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, January 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 2680 East 9th Street in Reno. Flu vaccines (both mist and shots) are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Thankful for Health Thanks to Vaccines

Guest blog submitted by Amy Armentrout

Eradication of many diseases is something that my generation takes for granted and gives little thought to. Growing up, I was frequently reminded of a special cousin my mother lost to polio. Not that long ago, children were killed or permanently disabled from preventable diseases.

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