2017 Meeting Recap & Highlights

Thank You for Joining Us!

About The Community Meeting:

Immunize Nevada holds a general community meeting on the first Thursday of every month from 8:30 - 10am. Attendees are welcome to arrive at 8am for networking and refreshments. Each meeting features updates from the Nevada State Immunization Program, Partner News, Networking and an Educational Presentation. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with local partners, exchange ideas and learn about vaccine & health related topics.

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8 a.m.

March Meeting Locations:

  • Las Vegas: Community Conference Room (First Floor), Flamingo Grand Plaza, 1050 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Cambridge and Flamingo)
  • Reno: Innevation Center at 450 Sinclair St, Reno, NV 89501 (Liberty and Sinclair St)

February Meeting Recap

Agenda:

  • Speakers:
    • Health Advocacy Presenters: Our presenters shared information about how Planned Parenthood advocates for their work, and provided an update on how the federal funding loss could impact local services.
      • Las Vegas: Samantha Fredrickson, Public Affairs Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada.
      • Reno: Daela Gibson, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
    • Immunization Advocacy Update: The legislative session is underway and you can sign up for emails by notifying Heidi at heidi@immunizenevada.org. We are also raising awareness that Preventative Public Health Funds (PPHF) can be cut if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
      • Las Vegas: Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada
      • Reno: Mary Skau, Communications Manager Immunize Nevada
  • February Meeting Agenda
  • February Meeting Report
     

Announcements & Updates:

  • Silver Syringe Tickets are on sale now! Sponsorship deadline is March 3rd! For tickets, sponsorships and more information visit www.immunizenevada.org/silversyringe
  • The Nevada State Immunization Program has hired a new Immunization Section Manager, Shannon Bennett. You can reach her via her office phone at 775.684.2225 or sbennett@health.nv.gov
  • SNHD's Healthy Start Program would like to recruit pregnant women to join their program. More information here
  • Rawson Neal Hospital will be providing free flu vaccines to the public on February 21-23 at 1650 Community College Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89146. All are welcome! Visit our calendar for details. 
  • THNK has two upcoming events:
    • Movie Night for Youth, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The movie is "The Space Between us" at Regal Texas Station, Stadium 18, 2101 Texas Star Ln., North Las Vegas NV 89032. RSVP to rfnurteenpreg@snhdmail.org. First 100 to RSVP will get a free drink and small popcorn.
    • Youth Access Day coming up called “Test Fest: Don’t Test Your Luck!” on March 11th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The Center. This is also a youth exclusive event. There will be free food, testing services, contraceptive services, games and music!
  • Amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A.755 were adopted by the State Board of Health on September 9th, 2016 and affirmed by the Nevada Secretary of State's office on November 2nd, 2016. These amendments will require that all Nevada 7th graders and college freshman receive their quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) in order to attend school.  As noted below, the new requirement will go into effect beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The exact language of the new vaccination requirement may be found here. 

Adult Immunization Task Force:

  • The new Adult Immunization Coordinator is expected to start on February 27. In March, we will share best practices for provider outreach.