Get Healthy Carson City: Get caught up on your child’s vaccinations
* If dose 4 is given on or after the 4th birthday, dose #5 is not needed.
** If dose #3 is given on or after the 4th birthday, #4 is not required.
+ Doses must be at least 4 weeks apart.
++ Doses must be at least 6 months apart.
Over the past year many of us delayed or put off preventive health care. We missed an annual medical check-up or other recommended health screenings. Children also missed routine well child visits. As a result, many adults and children have fallen behind on receiving recommended vaccines. Getting caught up on vaccines will protect adults against preventable diseases such as hepatitis, pneumonia, and shingles. Kids need to get caught up on vaccines now so that they are protected as they go back to in person learning. The summer is a perfect time to think ahead and make an appointment for vaccines. Check with your healthcare professional about vaccines recommended for you and your family. Immunizations protect entire communities. When communities are not up to date with vaccines, vulnerable populations may be at risk for serious and deadly infectious diseases. The chart shows the count for each of Nevada’s school-required vaccines. Look at your child’s vaccine record. Find the vaccine initials and count how many vaccines of that type your child has had. Then compare that number to the number in the column for your child’s age. If the numbers match, your child is up to date. If the numbers do not match, then your child needs vaccines. Another way to find out if your child is due for vaccines is to register for Nevada’s Immunization Portal at izrecord.nv gov. You can look up your child’s records from the comfort of your own home. Or you can call or email the WebIZ Help Desk at 775-684-5954; IZIt@nv.health.gov, or Immunize Nevada at 775-624-7117; email@example.com. Carson City Health and Human Services is open for vaccines every Monday and Thursday by appointments. We will also be extending vaccine hours the week before school starts by providing reservations Aug. 9-13. Our community is used to walking into the health department for vaccines. However, we ask the community call ahead to 775-887-2195 to make a reservation. The health department takes most private insurances and Medicaid. For children that are uninsured there is a Federal Vaccines for Children Program and the cost is $20 for one vaccine, $30 for two to three vaccines or $40 for four or more vaccines. No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.