Reno Immunization Clinics for Students Heading Back-to-School

RENO, NEV. (July 30, 2015)— Summer break is almost over and now is the time for children and teens to receive school-required immunizations. Starting Monday, August 10, Washoe County students head back to the classroom and University of Nevada, Reno students follow closely behind with classes beginning Monday, August 24.

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.

All students entering 7th grade must get a Tdap booster shot to enter school.

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

Give Kids a Boost: Health and Safety Fair

Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 115 West 6th Avenue, Sun Valley

Give Kids a Boost: Health and Safety Fair

Saturday August 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club William N. Pennington Facility1300 Foster Drive, Reno

Outlets at Sparks Back 2 School Fair*

Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1310 Scheels Dr., Sparks

Vaccines will be available on a first come, first serve basis while vaccine supplies last.  A $20 donation is requested to cover the cost of the vaccine, however no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.  Those with insurance, including Nevada Checkup and Medicaid, should bring their cards. 

For more information, please visit www.ImmunizeNevada.org/backtoschool or call (775) 624-7117.

Immunize Nevada advocates for and educates about the benefits of vaccines and fosters statewide collaboration to achieve Nevada’s health priorities. Immunize Nevada’s vision is for healthy communities across Nevada being protected from vaccine-preventable disease. For more information, visit ImmunizeNevada.org.

 

CONTACT: Lynnette Bellin, Director of Strategic Communications

(775) 624-7116 (office); (775) 232-7106 (cell)
lynnette@immunizenevada.org

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