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Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins
Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Polio
  • Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)

Parents who have recently moved to Nevada should know that chickenpox and hepatitis A vaccinations are not required in all states. A child who has all his or her vaccinations in one state may not be current in Nevada.

Children entering seventh grade must be immunized against Bordetella pertussis. College freshmen younger than 24 years old, who live on campus at a Nevada college or university, are required to receive the Neisseria meningiditis (Meningococcus) vaccine.