Carson City School District to host back-to-school immunization days


Carson City Health and Human Services is working with the Carson City School District to offer children all school-required vaccinations 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9 to 13 and 16, the first day of school, at their clinic at 900 E. Long St. in Carson City. Call 775-887-2195.
Additionally, Nevada Health Centers is hosting outdoor walk-up immunization clinics every Wednesday through Aug. 18 to help school-aged children receive immunizations required for school enrollment. Immunizations will be offered between the hours of 8 and 11:30 a.m. at the Carson City School-based Health Center located at 618 W. Musser St. behind Gleason School. Vaccinations are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 800-787-2568.
CCHHS’ Vaccines for Children Program provides vaccines for children 18 years of age and younger who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are underinsured or Alaska Native or American Indian. A vaccine administration fee of $20 to $40 is charged based on the number of vaccinations given. CCHHS bills most private insurances and Medicaid. A list of the insurances that they take can be found on their website.
Children enrolling in a Nevada-based public school must have certain immunizations on record in order to attend school. Nevada law requires immunizations for childcare, school and university entry unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition. The requirements are for beginning kindergartners, students entering the seventh grade and university students and any student new to a Nevada school district. For a list of immunization requirements, visit Immunize Nevada’s School Vaccinations page.

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