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Don’t Throw Away Your (MenB) Shot!
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As executive director of Immunize Nevada and more importantly, as a parent, I make sure to follow the ACIP recommended vaccine schedule for my family. For my 16 year old son, that meant getting his…
Grades are in: Nevada's Immunization Report Card Sees Improvements
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Each year the CDC conducts the National Immunization Survey (NIS) to estimate childhood and teen immunization rates. Immunize Nevada uses this data for our state immunization report card, and to see…
Terrified of lice? Doctor says THESE are far scarier
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Recently on social media, there’s been an uptick in the uproar about Washoe County School District’s policy on head lice.
Vaccines Not Just for Babies
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The 2016 Unity Consortium national survey of parents, teens and healthcare providers revealed some major areas for improvement in preventive health communications to teens. Nearly all…
Immunization Protects All of Us
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Dr. Donald A. Henderson passed away recently, with little media attention or fanfare. This is alarming, considering “saving millions of lives” was listed as one of his life accomplishments.
Speak up to Prevent Meningitis
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Nevada currently requires the Tdap vaccine for 7th grade entry, and the MCV4 vaccine is recommended to be administered at the same visit. Unfortunately, national studies show that 86% of adolescent…
HPV Prevention is Simple. So Why Are Young Nevadans Not Vaccinating?
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What if you could just get a simple vaccine to prevent cancer? Turns out, you can. But more on that in a second.
Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
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You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But did you know that one of the best ways to protect your…
HPV Vaccine Could Save Your Child's Life
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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…
My Story: The HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention
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When I was recently asked to give a TEDx talk about preventing cancer through HPV vaccination, I didn’t want my HPV story to be part of it. I didn’t want it broadcast to the world. I definitely didn…