Vickie Swanson talks about the importance of adult vaccines
(19 - 64 years old)
Many adults do not realize they could be at risk for a vaccine preventable disease. The effectiveness of some vaccinations lessens over time and will not provide enough protection.
Approximately 50,000 adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases.
Adults are 100 times more likely to die from vaccine preventable diseases than children.
Adults are 25 times more likely to die from chickenpox (varicella) than children.
The cost of treating adults for vaccine preventable diseases exceeds 10 billion a year excluding the cost of life.
There are 51,000 new cases of hepatitis B a year; 95 percent of new cases are adults.
Fifteen percent of people with hepatitis A are hospitalized each year.
Measles during pregnancy increases risk of premature labor, spontaneous abortion and low birth weight babies.
There is an 85 percent chance of fetal damage if a pregnant woman develops rubella during the first trimester.
In 2007 there were 11,100 new cases of cervical cancer and 3,700 women died.
Ten to 14 percent of meningitis cases are fatal; 11 to 19 percent of the survivors have permanent damage such as amputation, deafness and neurological damage.
Visit the Immunization Clinic Locations webpage for a list of public health centers and satellite immunization clinics. Certain vaccines may not be available at all public health centers and satellite clinics. Call (702) 759-0850 for more information.
Vaccine costs vary based on the type of immunization required. In addition to the vaccine costs, the health district charges an administration fee of $20 per person for one vaccine and $8 for each additional vaccine.
Payment by Visa, MasterCard, cash, debit card, money order, cashier's check, Anthem Networks, Culinary Insurance, Cigna, Health Plan of Nevada/Sierra Health and Life, Retiree's Health Trust, Teacher's Health Trust, Nevada Check-up, Medicaid, and Medicare Part B & D, and Medicare Railroad is accepted. Not all vaccines are covered by insurance.
Note: The credit card holder's name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented. Visit the Accepted Methods of Payment webpage for details on payments and our ID policy.
It is especially important for adults who live with or care for infants to be vaccinated. You should receive the Tdap vaccine if:
You have never received a dose of Tdap or you don’t remember if you have; regardless of when you received a Td vaccine.
If you have contact with young children such as child care, health care or family.
You are in the third trimester of your pregnancy and haven’t had a dose of Tdap vaccine for this pregnancy.
Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, can be deadly for babies. Visit the Pertussis webpage for more information.
Free Tdap vaccine is available at the health district for uninsured or underinsured adults who care for a child up to 1 year of age. This includes parents, grandparents, family members and child care workers. Download the Tdap coupon and present it at the immunization clinic. Note: Offer valid while supplies last. A $16 administration fee may apply.
Vaccine Information Sheets
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a number of vaccine information sheets providing details of the vaccines required to be administered. Download vaccine information sheets on the VIS webpage.
The health district supports strategies that are designed to strengthen and sustain public health and improve the health of communities through immunization programs. Download the Immunization Program Policy StatementPDF 44KB to learn more.