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SNHD urging vaccinations for back-to-school

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With a month before Clark County School District starts the new year, health officials are reminding families to keep their children's shots up to date.

The Southern Nevada Health District announced extended hours for back-to-school immunizations for the last two weeks of August.

The health district scheduled extended hours at its main public health center at 330 S. Valley View Blvd. Its regular hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The facility, though, will remain open through 6 p.m. from Aug. 12 to Aug. 23.

The health district also made the follow locations around southern Nevada available for immunizations.

  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas, 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 Ln., Mesquite, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The health district will also offer back-to-school immunizations at area malls:

  • Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Ln.
  • 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 Rd.

The health district will also offer back-to-school immunizations at several upcoming events:

  • 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, Cashmen 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.

SNHD noted parents must bring immunization records at the time of the shots. The agency also noted the shots are mandatory for preschoolers, kindergartners and seventh-graders.

A fee of $16 per child for immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations is required.

For more information on the needed shots, you can visit 702-759-0850 or SNHD.info.

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