Carson High, Pioneer Academy to host vaccination clinics April 6


Effective July 1, all 12th graders enrolling in Nevada public, private and charter schools must have a dose of MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccine on or after their 16th birthday. Nevada Health Centers is working with the Carson City School District to host vaccination clinics April 6 to offer the vaccine at the district’s two high schools.
Registered nurses from NVHC will be on site for the April 6 clinics from 9 to 10 a.m. at Pioneer Academy, 225 E. Park St., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road.
To receive the MCV4 vaccine, students must have the following:
Signed consent form in English or Spanish for each child receiving the vaccine.
Copy of the child’s medical insurance card, if available.
School I.D. card.
The meningococcal vaccine protects against four strains of the meningococcal bacteria – A, C, W and Y – which cause meningitis and blood poisoning (septicaemia). NVHC will bill most insurance companies for the vaccine. They will not deny vaccination to any child regardless of ability to pay.
For information or questions, contact Tamara Baumann, director of clinical services with Nevada Health Centers, 775-888-6650, ext. 1144, 775-720-8785 (cell) or tbaumann@nvhealthcenters.org, or contact Sheila Story, chief nurse for Carson High School, 775-283-1675 or sstory@carson.k12.nv.us.

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