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. Parents can easily access their child’s immunization records by contacting their healthcare provider, visiting Nevada WebIZ’s parent portal at https://izrecord.nv.gov or by calling the Nevada WebIZ helpdesk at (775) 684-5954. 

 

Where to Get Immunizations:

Immunize Nevada recommends parents first check with their children’s primary healthcare provider to receive the required back-to-school immunizations. Those children without a medical home can access the following events or community clinics offering back-to-school immunizations. Immunization costs vary, and those children without insurance qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).

 

Community Events

Saturday, July 27, 11:30 to 2 p.m.

Ardmore Park Tdap Clinic, 1200 12th Street, Sparks

Tdap only. (Any child entering 7th grade must have a Tdap booster for school entry).

 

Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Legends Back to School Fair, 1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks

All required school immunizations while supplies last for children 0 through 18. Some insurance will be accepted, but are not required. No ID necessary. Bring your insurance card if you have one.

 

Friday, August 9, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

El Sol Back to School Immunization Fair, 1580 Hymer Ave., Ste. 120, Sparks

All required school immunizations while supplies last for children 0-18 at no cost. No ID necessary.

 

Ongoing Community Clinics

Saint Mary's Immunization Clinic, 1625 E. Prater Way, Suite 102, Sparks

Appointments are required for immunizations.

Clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., (775) 770-7100

 

Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. Ninth Street, Building B, Reno

Appointments are required for immunizations.

Clinic is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment call (775) 328-2402 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please be patient as our phones can get very busy, and please note phones are not answered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

Community Health Alliance Clinics (formerly HAWC)

Appointments are available, as well as walk-ins.  Clinics accept Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurances.  Patients without insurance can qualify for a sliding fee scale. To find out more information about qualifying, please call one of the following Community Health Alliance locations:

 

HAWC Medical/Dental Center, Wells 1055 South Wells Ave., Reno

Monday through Friday,  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  (775) 329-6300

 

Nell J. Redfield Health Center at Neil Road, 3915 Neil Road, Reno

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (775) 870-4333

 

Nell J. Redfield Health Center at Sun Valley, 5295 Sun Valley Blvd #5, Sun Valley

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (775) 870-4334

 

HAWC Storey County Medical Center, 175 East Carson Street #A, Virginia City

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., (775) 284-3570