Southern Nevada Health District’s back-to-school vaccine clinics start July 12

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Southern Nevada Health District encourages parents and guardians to bring their kindergarten teachers and 7 with themthe Schoolchildren for their compulsory school vaccinations before the first day of school on August 9th.

The SNHD vaccination clinic will be giving away free backpacks with school supplies to the first 500 children in the clinics from July 12th.

All services of the SNHD vaccination clinic are currently only available by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling (702) 759-0850.

The health district offers back-to-school vaccinations and the backpack competition at the following locations.

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite D1, Las Vegas
  • Henderson Clinic, 2020 E. Horizon Dr., Suites A&C, Henderson
  • Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Harbor Lane, Mesquite

An Immunize Nevada-sponsored back-to-school vaccination clinic is open August 7th, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

This clinic offers COVID-19 vaccinations for students aged 12 and over.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for high school students: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria whooping cough (DTaP and Tdap), quadrivalent meningitis, and measles-mumps-rubella ( MMR.)). Parents who recently moved to Nevada should note that the state requires hepatitis A vaccination. Vaccinations that were current in other states that do not require hepatitis A vaccination may not be current in Nevada. For a list of school vaccination requirements, see Immunize Nevadas School vaccinations Page.

Children enter 7the Grade must be vaccinated against tetanus diphtheria pertussis (Tdap) as well Meningococci (Meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY).

The meningitis vaccination is also available for 8. requiredthe until 12d-Grade students who are new to the Clark County School District.

Booster vaccination of the tetravalent meningococcal conjugate and meningococcal B vaccines is recommended for adolescents 16-18 years of age.

College freshmen under the age of 23 enrolled in a college or university in Nevada and living in a dormitory must receive the meningococcal vaccine.

The conjugate vaccines Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis), meningococcal B, and tetravalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines are all available in the Southern Nevada Health District.

Parents vaccinating a child at a health district clinic should bring a vaccination card. Parents who cannot find vaccination records should contact their doctor.

If their children have been vaccinated in Nevada, parents can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide vaccination registry, at https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at 1 (877) 689-3249.

Adults without custody can accompany a child; however, written parental or guardian consent must be presented to the health district at the time of service. Administration fees and vaccine costs may apply depending on your insurance status.

The health district accepts most insurance plans. Not all vaccinations are covered by health insurance. Contact the health district vaccination clinic for information and the latest fee schedule. For more information, contact the Health District Vaccination Clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit Vaccines for school [southernnevadahealthdistrict.org] Page. For waiting times follow us on Twitter @SNHDinfo or visit our website, www.SNHD.info [snhd.info].

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