Immunize Nevada Offers Flu Resource in

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For Immediate Release:

Immunize Nevada Offers Flu Resource in  


Reno, Nev. (November 1, 2017) – It is officially flu season, which means Nevadans of all ages could soon be coming down sick, missing work or school, or even worse. And the flu does not discriminate based on age, health, gender or anything else. 

“Everybody over the age of 6 months needs a flu vaccine,” explained Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker. “That is the number one way to protect yourself from the potentially deadly effects of the flu.” She adds that babies under the age of 6 months can be somewhat protected if their mothers received a flu shot while pregnant.

There are a number of opportunities to get protected and Immunize Nevada makes it easy with its Flu Vaccine Finder on its website,, which allows Nevadans to input their zip code, generating a list of locations nearby offering the flu vaccine.

In addition to the Flu Vaccine Finder, the website offers an annual flu vaccine counter, tips and resources, a informative articles and even printable “germs” to color. Don’t worry, they’re cute!

For details about immunization, statistics, logic, flu prevention strategies and vaccination clinics, follow Immunize Nevada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Immunize Nevada is widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration. Immunize Nevada’s vision is healthy communities across Nevada protected from vaccine-preventable disease. For more information, visit Creation of was made possible by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health through grants from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).



Jackie Shelton

After a 25-year career in the communications industry, Jackie Shelton still has a hard time focusing on one particular aspect of it, so she’s stopped trying. As Vice President of Public Relations for the Estipona Group, she gets to handle media and community relations for clients ranging from governmental agencies to healthcare and higher education providers. A graduate of the University of Nevada, she formerly published two of the Northern Nevada region’s premiere publications, RLife and Family Pulse. In addition to her magazine work, she has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul (twice!) and 365 Scary Stories, a Barnes & Noble anthology. As much as she enjoys her work, she gets the most fun out of hanging out with her two boys, though their receptiveness to that changes by the day. Teenagers, am I right?

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