Back-to-School Immunization Clinic in Sparks Saturday
The Washoe County Health District will join Immunize Nevada for a back-to-school immunization clinic to provide free shots for all children 0-18 years of age at the Legends Mall on Saturday, August 18, from 12 noon to 5 pm. Vaccinations will be administered on a first come first serve basis while vaccine supply lasts and time allows. Although parents are asked to bring their children's shots records with them, State of Nevada WebIZ staff will be on hand to assist in determining which vaccinations are required before students can be admitted to classes.
"In addition to the required vaccines for school admittance, we will also have other vaccines available that we recommend for all adolescents," said Lynnie Shore, R.N., immunization coordinator for the Washoe County Health District. "These include Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal vaccines. There are a number of teens that got their first meningococcal shots at age 11 or 12 who are now 16 years-old or older and are in need of a booster shot. This will be a great opportunity to get that shot for free," added Shore.
Immunization requirements for students "New to the District" – There are now new state requirements for students that are considered new to the school district. These include:
Any student new to the State of Nevada
Any student returning back to the State of Nevada
Any student transferring from another school district within the State of Nevada
Any student transferring from a private school to a Washoe County public school
Any student transferring from a non Washoe County charter school to a Washoe County public school
Any student transferring from a Washoe County public school to a private school
Any student transferring from a Washoe County public school to a non Washoe County charter school
Any student transferring from a Washoe County charter school to a non Washoe County charter school
Any student transferring from a non Washoe County charter school to a Washoe County charter school
Any student transferring from a private school to a charter school
Any student transferring from a charter school to a private school
These students will be required to have all of the following State required immunizations:
5* doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
3 doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B)
2 doses of Hepatitis A (Hep A)
2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) or history of disease
4* doses of Polio (last dose must be on or after 4 years of age and at least 6 months between the last 2 doses regardless of the number of previous doses)
Tdap for 7th grade entry regardless of the interval since the last tetanus containing vaccine
* These vaccines may require fewer doses depending on age, spacing and vaccine used
Other vaccine requirements and encouragements
Day Care – Haemophilus influenzae type B and Pneumococcal are required for all students under the age of 5.
Adolescents - May need additional immunizations for optimal health such as meningococcal (MCV4), and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Shots are given from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Appointments are required for all immunization services.
Call the appointment phone line from 8 a.m.- Noon, and 1 – 4:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to make an appointment for up to a week in advance. The appointment phone line will be open until all appointment slots for the next week have been filled. Phone 328-2402 for appointments or (775) 328-3724 for general immunization information.