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The Where, When, and How of Accessing School-required Immunizations
Immunizations are on many families’ back-to-school list. Here’s where and how to get them.
Nevada (July 24, 2019) – The 2019-20 school year starts on August 12 and children may be due for school-required immunizations. Community vaccine clinics will be held across southern and northern Nevada, offering low-cost and reduced-cost vaccines, or free for qualifying families, through the remainder of July and throughout August to meet the high demand of the back-to-school rush. Immunize Nevada is providing resources and answering questions on how, where, and when to access vaccines in the coming weeks.
If you believe a student is due for vaccines before the start of school be sure to visit Nevada WebIZ to access immunization records. Visit https://izrecord.nv.gov to input a child’s information and find the immunization record. For questions or assistance, please contact the WebIZ help desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-689-3249.
You can also visit the Reno or Las Vegas Immunize Nevada offices to access and print immunization records. To check availability and office hours, please call Immunize Nevada at (775) 624-7117 or through email at email@example.com.
If you have a healthcare provider, now is the time to schedule an appointment. Some providers offer extended office hours during the summer season. Be sure to set up an appointment soon, as they may fill up quickly. Back-to-school season will draw large crowds, including long wait times. Setting up appointments and visiting vaccine clinics earlier in the month may result in shorter wait times.
“The current vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks of measles and hepatitis A are a reminder of how important it is to make sure our students are fully immunized before heading back to school, as disease can easily spread in the classroom environment,” explains Heidi Parker, Executive Director of Immunize Nevada. “We encourage all families to beat the back to school rush and vaccinate sooner than later."
Upcoming events offering vaccines throughout southern Nevada are listed below. Please bring the child’s insurance, Medicaid, or Nevada CHIP card, as well as their immunization record.
Northern Nevada Events:
• Family Health Festival- Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 115 W. 6th Street, Sun Valley, Nevada, 89433. FREE health services, physical activities, food resources, and more provided for the whole family! Plus: School vaccines for students entering Kindergarten or 7th grade will be available.
• University of Nevada, Reno Student Outreach Clinic, July 27 and August 10, 8 a.m.- 10 a.m., 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557 in the Family Medicine Center. Clinic offers immunizations and other health services free of cost. All uninsured and underinsured patients are accepted. No social security number needed.
• Give Kids A Boost – Neil Road Recreation Center, August 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV 89502. Offering low-cost immunizations to qualifying families. Immunizations will be provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
Southern Nevada Events:
• COX Back to School Fair – The Boulevard, Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 3528 S. Maryland Parkway. Offering low-cost immunizations to qualifying families. Immunizations will be provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
• Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Back to School Fair – LVMPD Headquarters, Saturday July 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Accepting private insurance ONLY.
• Southwest Medical Associates Back to School Patient Appreciation Health Fair – Southwest Medical Oakey Healthcare Center, Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Offering immunizations to Southwest Medical patients ONLY.
• COX Back to School Fair – Meadows Mall, Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 4300 Meadows Lane. Offering low-cost immunizations to qualifying families. Immunizations will be provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
• Give Kids A Boost – Southern Nevada Health District, August 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 208 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107. Offering low-cost immunizations to qualifying families.
The Washoe County Health District is currently accepting patients at their immunization clinic at 1001 E. 9th Street, Building B, Reno, NV 89512. Additional information on hours of operation and appointments can be found here. Community Health Alliance will also be hosting immunization days at their four health centers around Reno. For clinics and hours, please visit our website.
Carson City Health and Human Services is also accepting patients at its clinic on 900 East Long Street, Carson City, Nevada 89706. Walk-ins are welcome every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit their website or call 775-887-2195.
The Southern Nevada Health District is accepting patients within their four southern Nevada locations. Additional information on hours of operation and locations can be found here, information on the Southern Nevada Health District’s Mobile Clinic can be found here.
These community clinics are hosted and executed by our community partners, with the help of community sponsors and are supported by: Anthem, Carson City Health and Human Services, Community Health Alliance, COX Communications, Health Plan of Nevada, Liberty Dental Plan, Nevada Health Link, Oasis Pediatrics, Renown Health, SilverSummit Healthplan, Smith’s Food and Drug, Southern Nevada Health District, Walmart, Washoe County Health District.
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.