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Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots
Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations:

Main Public Health Center, 330 S. Valley View Blvd.

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Extended hours: Monday, Aug. 12-Friday, Aug. 16 open until 6 p.m.

Extended hours: Monday, Aug. 19-Friday, Aug. 23 open until 6 p.m.

No other health district services available after 4:30 p.m.

East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Immunization clinic for school immunizations only: Friday, Aug. 23 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Immunization clinic for school immunizations only: Friday, Aug. 23 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 955 W. Craig Rd., Suite 103D, North Las Vegas

Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite

Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

A school immunization clinic will be held in Laughlin for Nevada residents only on Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3080 S. Needles Highway, Suite 1800.

The health district will offer back-to-school immunizations at other events as well:

Tuesday, Aug. 6

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

National Night Out and K.E.E.N. Safety Fair

Clark High School, 4291 W. Pennwood Ave., Las Vegas, 89102

Saturday, Aug. 10

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

La Oportunidad

Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd., North Las Vegas, 89101

Saturday, Aug. 17

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Back-To-School Fair

Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas 89107

In addition, the health district will offer immunizations at malls:

  • Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Sat., Aug. 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling:

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

The health district suggests a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine for school-age children, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children entering the Clark County School District for the first time are now required to have a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine and a fourth dose of polio vaccine. If the fourth dose of polio vaccine is given before the child’s fourth birthday, it cannot be used for school admission.

Children entering seventh grade must be immunized against Bordetella pertussis. The health district provides the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) vaccine for this.

For information, contact the health district’s immunization clinic, (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SNHD.info.