CONTACT: America Davis
(775) 624-7116 | America@immunizenevda.org
CONTACT: David Perez
(702) 529-4712 | David@immunizenevada.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Send your children back to school fully vaccinated and ready to learn!
Back-to-School Immunization community events and National Immunization Awareness Month in August.
Nevada (July 13, 2018) — The first day of school is a few weeks away and the new school year is just around the corner! Your child may require vaccinations before they start school in August, don’t forget to add immunization records and scheduling appointments to your list!
To ensure all students have access to required immunizations, Immunize Nevada is partnering with community health organizations and offering free or low cost immunizations and other back-to-school services at the Give Kids a Boost Health Fair.
Immunizations are available for insured and uninsured children & teens under the age of 19 on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Those with insurance, including Nevada Checkup and Medicaid, should bring their insurance cards. Parents should bring their child’s immunization records if available.
Reno Give Kids a Boost Health Fair
- Saturday, August 4
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Neil Road Recreation Center, 3925 Neil Road, Reno, Nevada 89502
Las Vegas Give Kids a Boost Back-to-School Shots & Health Fair
- Saturday, August 11
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
This event is hosted in conjunction with National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), which takes place yearly during the month of August. NIAM highlights the importance of immunizations for children returning to school, but also serves as a reminder that vaccines are vital throughout the life span.
In addition to the Give Kids a Boost event, Immunize Nevada has gathered a comprehensive calendar of other partner resources and events on our website. Parents can visit immunizenevda.org to check the most up to date enrollment requirements and also gain access to their child’s official immunization record.
Thank you to our generous Back-to-School event sponsors; Anthem, COX Communications, Health Plan of Nevada, Liberty Dental Plan, Renown Health, Southern Nevada Health District, SilverSummit Health Plan, Nevada State Immunization Program, Walmart, Washoe County Health District, and Community Health Alliance. With your help, kids will start school on time, protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
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 ImmunizeNevada.org.