Vaccinate Before You Graduate

As you are getting ready to graduate, your mind is probably filled with final exams, summer plans, college or career next steps, travel and much more. It’s important to add one more critical thing to that list: getting vaccinated for the many diseases that are preventable.

Ensure Your Child is Up-to-Date on Required Vaccines Using Nevada WebIZ

August is just a few weeks away, which means the new school year is just around the corner.

Back-to-School Family Health Festival Provides Health and Wellness Services

Opportunity to Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

New Immunization Requirement for Nevada Students beginning 2017-2018 School Year

All 7th graders and freshman enrolled in a Nevada university will be required to get the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine. 

Immunization Rates Show Big Gains for Children and Teens in Nevada

The 2015 National Immunization Survey (NIS) shows that toddler immunization rates increased by 5.5 percent - the most significant increase in Nevada history.

Speak up to Prevent Meningitis

Of those who contract meningococcal disease, 10 to 15% die. Among those who survive, as many as 1 in 5 live with permanent disabilities.

HPV Prevention is Simple. So Why Are Young Nevadans Not Vaccinating?

What if you could just get a simple vaccine to prevent cancer?
Turns out, you can. But more on that in a second.

HPV Vaccine Could Save Your Child's Life

Photo courtesy of the CDC

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.