Health district offering back-to-school shots

LAS VEGAS - The Southern Nevada Health District is offering back-to-school immunizations for students who want to beat the last minute rush.

Clark County students will be heading back to the classroom earlier this year. School starts on Monday, Aug. 14. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners and 7th graders will need mandatory vaccinations.

Students enrolling in a Nevada school for the first time will need the following vaccines: Chickenpox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (DTap and Tdap), and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). Parents new to Nevada should be aware that some of these vaccines are not required in other states.

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Children entering 7th grade near a whooping cough vaccine and for the first time, need a meningitis vaccine. Students, from 8th to 12th grade who are new to the district, also need that vaccine.

The Health District is offering back-to-school immunizations at its following locations:

  •  Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Travel vaccines will be available 8 a.m. -3 p.m.; clients should expect longer wait times
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Southern Nevada Health District Henderson Clinic, 874 American Pacific Dr., Henderson, Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed daily 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.During August, appointments for immunizations are required at this clinic. Call 702-759-0960
  • Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite - Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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