Back-to-school immunizations available Saturday

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Students who do not have their required shots by the first day of class on Monday will be sent home.

The Southern Nevada Health District is having a special event Saturday, Aug. 11 to make sure students can get their vaccines at a health fair that is taking place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It will be at their officer on Decatur Boulevard, near Meadows Lane.

There are free or low-cost immunizations to make sure all students can start school on time. Insured or uninsured children and teens under the age of 19 will be eligible. 

CCSD does require a wide range of vaccinations, including for chickenpox, polio and hepatitis A and B.

Nurses expect between 300 and 400 kids needing last minute shots so there will be a bit of wait if you come to the event.

“It is a state statute and we want children to be protected from communicable diseases because when children get together, there’s just more risk of that,” said Joann Rupiper, chief administrative nurse, SNHD.

You’re being asked to bring immunizations records and insurance information, if you have it. Again, the shots are free or low-cost.

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