Immunization reminder issued

The Southern Nevada Health District reminded parents Wednesday that summer is the time to get school children caught up on immunizations.

Immunizations are currently available Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at all four of the health district's centers: Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane; East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd, Suite E-12; Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway and North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd, Suite F.

If parents do not bring shot records, their children will have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Extended hours for back-to-school immunizations -- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- will be held at the Shadow Lane location from Aug. 17-21 and Aug. 24-28.

In addition, Saturday clinics will be held at the Shadow Lane location on Aug. 8, 15 and 22 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The health district will also hold immunization clinics at three malls in August between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.: The Meadows Mall on Aug. 8; The Boulevard Mall on Aug. 15; and The Galleria Mall on Aug. 22.

Students enrolling in either public or private school need the following vaccinations: chickenpox; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; polio; tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis and measles-mumps-rubella.

The health district also suggests a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine for school-age children.

Children entering the seventh grade must be immunized against Bordetella pertussis, and college freshmen younger than 24 who will live in campus housing at a Nevada college or university must receive the Neisseria meningitidis vaccine.

One vaccination is $16 and two or more are $25.


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