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County Encourages Back-to-School Immunizations


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The beginning of school is still weeks away, and health officials are urging students to get their shots now to avoid the back-to-school rush.

“Parents and students can avoid long lines and waiting if they schedule immunization appointments now,” said Lynnie Shore, Washoe County Health District Immunization Coordinator. “At this point we are staffing the telephone appointment line Monday through Friday and have excellent availability to schedule times that are convenient for everybody.”

Appointments are required for vaccinations at the Washoe County Health District, and can be made by calling 775-328-2402.

Two off-site immunization events have been scheduled for August 1 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center at 115 West 6th Avenue, and August 8 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club Pennington Facility at 1300 Foster Drive.

The events are in partnership with Immunize Nevada and the Nevada State Immunization Program. The immunizations are for children 4-18 years of age, as supplies last.

A list of low or no-cost clinics can be found on the Immunize Nevada website at https://immunizenevada.org/news-events/calendar.

County health officials recommend that children who have insurance coverage for immunizations visit their health care provider.

Information: http://bit.ly/1RKI3my.

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