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.

No-cost immunizations will be provided to children younger than 19 who are uninsured, underinsured (current insurance doesn’t cover enough or all vaccines), have Medicaid or Nevada Check-Up, are American Indian or Alaskan Native. The vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Immunizations protect against many serious diseases including Mumps, Hepatitis A and B, and Varicella (chicken pox). Children attending school in Clark County must be immunized against Pertussis (whooping cough) before they can attend kindergarten and prior to entering the 7th grade. Some of the clinics will also offer dental and vision screenings.

“This is a great opportunity for parents to give their children the best possible start to the school year with safe, effective protection against vaccine-preventable diseases” said Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD, Medical Director for United Healthcare and Board Chair for SNIHC. “Making sure your children are up-to-date with the recommended immunizations helps provide a healthier school year for everybody – not just students, but their classmates, teachers, siblings and parents, as well!”


Nevada laws require certain immunizations for all school-age children in public and private schools at the start of the new school year. Parents should bring shot records for each of their children to the clinics. Parents can view recommendations for each child and print official records on the Nevada WebIZ Public Access Portal at izrecord.nv.gov. Additionally, staff with Nevada WebIZ, our immunization registry program, will be present to look up the child’s immunization history in case the family has difficulty locating old records.

The immunization clinics will be held on these dates at the following locations:

• Friday, August 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Richard Steele Boxing Club
2475 W. Cheyenne Ave., 89032

• Saturday, August 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Star Smiles Children’s Dentistry
4040 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 89032

• Saturday, August 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Green Valley Library
2797 Green Valley Pkwy., 89014

• Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Clark High School
4291 Pennwood Ave., 89102

• Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Desert View Hospital
360 S. Lola Lane, Pahrump, 89048

• Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clark County Fire Department, Station 33
865 E Desert Inn Rd., 89142

• Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cashman Center
850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 89101

• Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meadows Mall
4300 Meadows Lane, 89107

• Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boulevard Mall
3528 S. Maryland Pkwy., 89169

• Monday, August 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Trinity Life Center
1000 E. St. Louis, 89104

• Tuesday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cashman Middle School
4622 W. Desert Inn Rd., 89102

• Thursday, August 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fremont Middle School
1100 E. St. Louis Ave., 89104

• Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane, 89107

• Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Valley View Recreation Center
500 Harris St., 89015

• Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Galleria Mall
1300 W. Sunset Rd., 89014

For additional information about the back-to-school immunization clinics, please visit the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition website at www.vaxvegas.org.

About the SNIHC
The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) mission is to promote health and prevent the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases in southern Nevada through community partnerships and education.
The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition is a diverse partnership of individuals, businesses and organizations committed to improving and protecting health across the lifespan in the southern Nevada community.
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