Vaccination Fair Saturday – KTVN

With most Washoe County students heading back to school on Monday, Immunize Nevada is holding a vaccination fair on Saturday to make sure students are up-to-date on school vaccines. 

The fair is taking place at Miguel Ribera Park, at 3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV 89502 until 4:00 p.m. 

Here is the original  Press release from Immunize Nevada: 

The Nevada Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from a variety of diseases and is a benefit that’s available until your child turns 19. 

Children under 19 years of age must meet at least one of the following criteria to receive the VFC vaccine:

• Nevada Check Up or Medicaid eligible – A child who is
   eligible for the Nevada Check Up or Medicaid program.
• Uninsured – A child who has no health insurance coverage
• American Indian or Alaska Native
• Underinsured – A child has health insurance, but it
o    Doesn’t cover vaccines 
o    Covers vaccines but has fixed dollar limit or cap for
             vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, a
             child is then eligible.

Visit the Nevada Vaccines for Children website to find a VFC provider near you. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, all Nevada public and private school students enrolling in 7th grade will be required to receive one dose of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4 or MenACWY) among other requirements. Additionally, all students enrolled as a freshman of a Nevada university, 23 years or younger, may not attend after September 1, 2017 without proof of meningococcal vaccination on or after age 16. This vaccine protects against four types of the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease (serogroups A, C, W, and Y).
If your child requires vaccinations before they start school this August, visit us online, check out our calendar, and see what immunization event works best for you. Many events offer vaccines that are low or reduced cost. 
Upcoming Health Fair Event:
•    Give Kids A Boost Reno – Reno, NV. Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV 89502
o    Low or no cost vaccines based on eligibility. Community organizations will be offering free health and safety services, including immunizations for children ages 4-18. Bring the family and don’t forget to bring your child’s immunization record! 
If you are unsure if your child has received MCV4 and other required school immunizations, save yourself a trip to the healthcare provider or pharmacy by visiting Nevada WebIZ – Nevada’s Statewide Immunization Information System.

Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions. 

Immunize Nevada is widely recognized as Nevada’s trusted resource for immunizations and community health for all ages by fostering education and statewide collaboration. Immunize Nevada’s vision is healthy communities across Nevada protected from vaccine-preventable disease. For more information, visit ImmunizeNevada.org.
 

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