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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Life is busy, especially around the holidays. We understand that it’s not always easy to take the time out your hectic schedules to volunteer for a flu clinic or attend an Immunize Nevada meeting. And we also know that we have supporters who live near and far. For those of you who want to help Immunize Nevada and show your support, but don’t necessarily have the time or aren’t able to be here in person, there are still quite a few ways you can contribute. One of those ways is to shop online!

El Sol Back-To-School Wellness Fair, 1580 Hymer, #120, Sparks

As summer break quickly winds down, your back-to-school checklist may seem longer than you remembered… especially if you still need to get back-to-school immunizations done for the kids!  Save the date for the El Sol Back To School Immunization Fair happening tomorrow, where all required school immunizations will be available free of charge while supplies last.

Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition Back-to-School Events

July 19, 2013 (Las Vegas) – The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and its partners will sponsor back-to-school immunization and health screenings between August 2 and August 24 to help families meet Nevada’s immunization requirements, and prepare kids for the coming school year.

Immunization Clinics Set for Students Heading Back-to-School

RENO, NEV. (July 15, 2013)—Summer break is winding down and now is the time for children and teens to receive school-required immunizations. Starting Monday, August 12, Washoe County students head back to the classroom and University of Nevada, Reno students follow closely behind with classes beginning Monday, August 26. Children heading into daycare, elementary, middle school and college are required, by Nevada State Law, to be compliant and up-to-date with their immunizations.

Don’t Procrastinate: Vaccinate

April 30, 2013—(Reno, Nev.) Immunize Nevada, Washoe County Health District and Washoe County School District are partnering to offer students Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine) and annual flu vaccinations this May. Clinics will be held at area schools through May 16 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The clinics target students who will enter 7th grade next fall, but are also open to anyone due for a Tdap booster or flu vaccine. Fees may apply.

Webinar Empowers Parents to Educate Other Parents About Immunizations


Immunize Nevada Launches Pilot Text4baby Project to Connect Nevada Resources with Moms

RENO, Nev. (March 19, 2013) – Immunize Nevada and the Nevada State Maternal and Child Health Division are partnering with text4baby to test a resource module targeting pregnant women and new mothers. Through the convenience of texting, pregnant women and new mothers can receive immunization information, personalized appointment reminders, health alerts, and nutrition advice in the palm of their hand.

Free Churchill County Childhood Immunization Clinic

What:    
The Nevada State Health Division will offer free childhood immunizations for newborns to children up to six years old.  All recommended childhood immunizations will be available. Also, a limited number of free flu vaccine will also be available from Walgreens for adults and children nine and older.

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January 18, 2013
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