"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

Measles

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.

Reno Mom Speaks Out About Community Immunity

Reno Mom Brandi Anderson talks about the importance of herd immunity

When we at Immunize Nevada decided to start the #IAmTheWhy campaign, we did it to put faces to the masses who support vaccination. And as part of that goal, we are sharing with you the perspective of real moms offering real insights about vaccinations.

To that end, please meet Reno Mom Brandi Anderson, who unfortunately knows about the importance of community (or herd) immunity first hand.

Her son, Cooper Anderson, now 10, was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago.

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

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