Back-to-school immunization clinics offered


The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition and its partners will sponsor back-to-school immunization clinics between Aug. 18-25 to help families meet Nevada’s immunization requirements. Back- to-School events will begin with health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Teamsters Local 631, 700 N. Lamb Blvd. 
 
The immunizations will be provided free on a first-come, first-served basis. Available immunizations protect against many communicable 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 seventh grade, the health coalition said in a statement.
 
 “This is a great opportunity for parents to make sure their school-aged children are fully immunized before entering school and comply with Clark County school entry requirements,” Pam Beal, executive director for SNIHC, said in the statement. “Vaccines are safe, effective and protect our communities from diseases.”
 
Other health services, including sports physicals and dental and vision screenings will be offered during all of the clinics except for Aug. 24 at the Martin Luther King Family Health Center.
Nevada laws require certain immunizations for all school-age children in public and private schools to have their immunizations up to date for the new school year. Parents should bring shot records for each of their children to the clinic. If a parent cannot find or does not have the necessary record, staff with Nevada WebIZ, the web-based immunization registry program, will be present to look up the child’s immunization history and may provide a copy of the shot record.
 
The immunization clinics will be held on these dates at the following locations:
Aug. 18
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Teamsters Local 631, 700 N. Lamb Blvd.
 
Aug. 18
When:10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Clark County Fire Department Station 14, 3260 Topaz
 
Aug. 20,
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1400 S. Lamb Blvd.
 
Aug. 21
When:9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cashman Middle School, 4622 W. Desert Inn Rd.
 
Aug. 22
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 6151 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
 
Aug. 23
When: 3 to 7 p.m.
Where: Helping Kids Clinic, 968 E. Sahara Ave.
 
Aug. 24
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Walmart Neighborhood Market, 5940 Losee Road, North Las Vegas
 
Aug. 2
When: 8 to 11 a.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Family Health Center, 1799 Mt. Mariah Dr.
 
Aug. 25
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus, 3001 Saint Rose Parkway, Henderson
 
Aug. 25
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Walmart Supercenter, 4505 W. Charleston Blvd.
 
For additional information about the back-to-school immunization clinics, visit www.SNICNV.org