Don’t Wait to Vaccinate! Health District Encourages Parents to Get School Shots
The school year begins on Monday, August 8 and parents and guardians can ensure their children are appropriately immunized at a Southern Nevada Health District immunization clinic. The Health District encourages parents and guardians to bring their kindergartners, 7th and 12th graders to its immunization clinics for their mandatory school vaccines before the first day of school. The Health District’s immunization clinics are open Monday through Friday. Walk-in immunization services are available at the 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. Appointments for services at other neighborhood public health centers can be made by calling (702) 759-0850 or (702) 759-1682 for appointments at the Mesquite Public Health Center.
Starting July 1, students enrolled in the 12th grade in Nevada public, private, or charter schools must receive the meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year. MenACWY is also required for students entering 7th grade and for students entering the 8th through 12th grades who are new to Nevada schools, including private or charter schools, and the Clark County School District. In addition, 7th graders must receive their tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
Back to school vaccinations are available at the following Health District locations:
- Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas 89107
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
Walk-ins are accepted at this location. Clients must arrive by 4 p.m.
- East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 2950 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Services available by appointment only. Call (702) 759-0850. Walk-ins are not accepted at this location.
- Henderson Public Health Center, 220 E. Horizon Dr., Ste. A, Henderson, NV 89015
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Services available by appointment only. Call (702) 759-0850. Walk-ins are not accepted at this location
- Mesquite Public Health Center, 150 N. Yucca St., Mesquite, NV 89027
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch)
Call (702) 759-1682 for an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted at this location.
In addition, students enrolled in the 7th and 12th grades can get their required school vaccinations at one of four Health District COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the following high schools and they can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the same time:
- Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113
Monday, May 23, and Monday, June 13, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89149
Monday, May 16 and Monday, June 6, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
Friday, May 13, Friday, June 3 and 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Cheyenne High School, 3200 W. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Friday, May 20 and Friday, June 10, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in school: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (DTaP and Tdap), quadrivalent meningitis, and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). Parents who recently moved to Nevada should note hepatitis A vaccination is required in the state. Immunizations that were up-to-date in other states that do not require hepatitis A vaccination might not be current in Nevada. For a list of immunization requirements for school, visit Immunize Nevada’s School Vaccinations page.
Parents vaccinating a child at a Health District clinic should bring immunization records. Parents who cannot locate immunization records should contact their health care provider. If their children were immunized in Nevada, parents can also visit Nevada WebIZ, a statewide immunization registry, at https://izrecord.nv.gov/public/Application/PublicPortal or call Nevada WebIZ at 1 (877) 689-3249. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child; however, written consent must be provided to the Health District from the parent or guardian at the time of service. Administrative fees and cost of vaccines may be applied depending upon insurance status.
The Health District accepts most insurance plans. Not all immunizations are covered by insurance. Contact the Health District’s immunization clinic for information and current fee schedule at (702) 759-0850 or visit the Health District’s Back-to-School Vaccine Clinics webpage.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.