Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, April 16 Health fair kicks off National Infant Immunization Week
LAS VEGAS — Measles, mumps, pertussis, chickenpox . . .these childhood illnesses are not eradicated. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 16-23, is an opportunity to remind parents to check their tots' vaccine status. The Southern Nevada Health District, Immunize Nevada, and the Junior League of Las Vegas have teamed up to present the Community Baby Bash Immunizations & Health Fair, from 9 a.m. – noon, on Saturday, April 16 at the Health District's main public health center, located at 280 S. Decatur at Meadows Lane. This free event will offer no cost childhood immunizations for Vaccines For Children-eligible babies and toddlers.
The event will feature community partners offering dental and vision screenings for children and family resources information as well as free car seats (while supplies last), prizes, and more. Parents should bring their children's immunization records. For more information about the clinic or immunization services, contact the Southern Nevada Health District's immunization clinic (702) 759-0850 or visit the Community Baby Bash web page for more information and to sign up for updates about the event.
Immunizations are considered to be among the most important public health advances of the 20th century and they have reduced infant deaths and disability from preventable diseases. Aggressive immunization campaigns have eradicated smallpox worldwide, and the United States has been polio-free since 1979.
For those who are unable to attend the event, the Health District regularly offers immunizations at its public health centers. Service hours vary, check the Health District website or call the immunization clinic for more information. Fees vary depending upon health insurance status. It is recommended that children with medical coverage that includes immunizations should visit their healthcare provider as the full immunization cost will be collected at the time of service. Immunization services are available at the following Health District locations:
Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas
East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E12, Las Vegas
Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite (Nursing services are available Tuesday and Thursday, and is closed daily from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch)