Nevada children should have current immunizations before school starts
August 2, 2010
Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement in recognition of August as National Immunization Month:
“Immunizations prevent many diseases and deaths, making them one of the most effective public safety tools that exist,” Reid said. “The new health insurance reform law eliminated co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance for recommended vaccines in new plans, making it easier than ever for Nevadans to get important vaccinations and giving certainty to Nevada's providers so they can stock and administer them. It’s also important to make sure that senior citizens have access to the shots they need to stay healthy. This is why I included changes to Medicare policy effective for 2011, to ensure that seniors get recommended vaccines without cost sharing. During this National Immunization Month, I encourage all Nevadans to make sure they and their families are current with their immunizations, especially the children who are about to go back to school.”
To find locations where families can receive immunizations, visit www.SNHD.com or www.immunizenevada.com.
702-759-0850 – Southern Nevada Health District info line for immunizations
775- 328-3724 – Washoe County Health District info line for immunizations