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Healthy Life, Healthy Business: Restaurant owner knows the importance of immunization.

Healthy Life, Healthy Business: Restaurant owner knows the importance of immunization.

Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez is a really busy man. In his restaurant in Reno, he has perfected the art of multitasking, aside from being the head cook, sometimes he subs in as a waiter and between other tasks, supervises eight employees six days a week. To accomplish this many tasks, 49 year old Gutierrez, has to […]

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Battle for a Healthy Nevada: How to show school spirit with a flu vaccine.

The Red Sox versus Yankees. Celtics versus Lakers. Rebels versus Wolf Pack.  Team rivalries run deep, and nowhere in Nevada does this ring more true than between the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Each year the teams compete in the traditional Battle for Nevada, and this flu season, Immunize […]

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A Mother’s Letter of Appreciation

A Mother's Letter of Appreciation

Dear Nevada, I am writing to say thank you. Thank you for vaccinating your children. Thank you for protecting our community. I have been a nurse since 2001, and I cannot overstate the importance of vaccines. Horrible diseases like polio have largely become a thing of the past because of the strides we have made […]

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The Top 3 Things Seniors Need to Know about Avoiding Flu

The Top 3 Things Seniors Need to Know about Avoiding Flu

Did you know that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults? This is because immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu […]

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Why Do You Get the Flu Vaccine Every Year?

Why Do You Get the Flu Vaccine Every Year?

We asked Nevadans why they get the flu vaccine. Here were their answers! Q: Why do you get a flu vaccine every year? Delmo Andreozzi County Commissioner for Elko County “I get immunized every year. The proof is in the pudding. It’s just another way to protect myself, my family, and the people I care […]

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Protect our Children: Vaccinate.

Protect our Children: Vaccinate.

As a healthy adult, when you get a flu vaccine, you’re protecting more than yourself. You’re helping to limit the spread of disease to the most fragile members of our communities. Infants and young children are particularly susceptible to complications or even death from the flu virus. Children are two to three times more likely […]

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Lesson Learned: College student discovers she’s not immune to the flu

Lesson Learned: College student discovers she’s not immune to the flu

Karissa Loper got the flu when she was a college student, and shares how it impacted her and her friends.

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An Underestimated Threat: Nevada father and stepdaughter hospitalized from flu virus

An Underestimated Threat: Nevada father and stepdaughter hospitalized from flu virus

When Erik Schoen made it through 2013 without getting the flu, he thought he was in the clear. He had seen co-workers, several high school students he chaperoned on a trip and even his own stepdaughter become ill, but he hadn’t felt any symptoms,despite being exposed to the flu virus numerous times. So, when 2014 […]

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Make it your Business to Fight the Flu

Make it your Business to Fight the Flu

The flu can be a miserable experience – characterized by severe aches, chills, high fever, cough, runny nose and a desire to stay in bed until the illness has run its course. But did you know the flu can also be a miserable experience for businesses? Are you prepared if your workforce calls in sick? […]

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The Ordeal She’ll Never Forget: Healthy Nevada resident’s brush with death began with the flu

The Ordeal She’ll Never Forget: Healthy Nevada resident’s brush with death began with the flu

The words, “get your flu shot” were easy ones for Sheri Jensen to ignore. The word “breathe!” coming from a frantic emergency room doctor is impossible for her to forget. Until a bout of flu threatened her life in 2009, Jensen paid little heed to the annual call for people to get immunized, even when it […]

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Germs Are Everywhere: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

Germs Are Everywhere: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

Did you know that the flu virus can live on a hard surface — such as a door knob, keyboard, TV remote, telephone, pen, gym equipment, chip bowl, arm rest, gas pump, ATM, elevator button, etc. — for up to eight hours? Or that the flu virus can live on paper money for up to […]

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You Can Be a Healthcare Hero, too!

You Can Be a Healthcare Hero, too!

Immunize Nevada is proud to announce that our very own executive director, Heidi Parker, has been named a winner of the Healthcare Heroes Award from Nevada Business. This award honors outstanding healthcare professionals in Nevada. Heidi Parker leads and engages a diverse coalition of staff, volunteers, member organizations and funders so they are passionate about […]

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Experts Advise: Talk To Your Doctor About Antivirals If You Have The Flu

Experts Advise: Talk To Your Doctor About Antivirals If You Have The Flu

The CDC recommends: If you are sick with the flu, talk with your doctor about prescribing an antiviral. Quickly.

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Local family bonds over flu vaccine. Seriously.

Local family bonds over flu vaccine. Seriously.

Read about how one Nevada family decided to turn the annual flu vaccine first into date night, and then into a family affair.

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Nevadans Can Benefit from Mobile Flu Vaccine

Is someone you know homebound — or do you know someone who cares for homebound residents? Save Mart Pharmacy has a specialist who can visit and provide flu vaccine and other critical vaccinations. Check out the info below, and please help us spread the word by sharing this with anyone you know who can benefit. […]

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Baby on Board: Flu Shot in Arm

Baby on Board: Flu Shot in Arm

By Mikalee Byerman Like many women, I had babies in my late 20s — at a time in my life when I was more trusting, less discriminating and (regrettably) far more likely to be spoon fed my decisions. Yes, I was educated — I had a few degrees under my belt by then — but […]

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Mythbusters: Flu Vaccine Edition

Mythbusters: Flu Vaccine Edition

You’ve undoubtedly heard the myths again and again…and again. A human tooth will dissolve overnight in a glass of Coca Cola. Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen. Eighty percent of dust is made up of dead skin cells. And one of our favorites: The flu vaccine will give you the flu. Myths about the flu are […]

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Use #2AgainstFlu and Win!

Thelma and Louise, Bert and Ernie, Ross and Rachel, Simon and Garfunkel, Batman and Robin. These dynamic duos taught us that sometimes two is better than one and things in life can be a lot more fun when done with a buddy. Exercise can be a drag — unless you drag along a friend. Solo tennis? […]

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Nevada turns 150 this month. We want to know 150 reasons why you get a flu vaccine.

Nevada turns 150 this month. We want to know 150 reasons why you get a flu vaccine.

“Most of the time we make medical decisions based on what we perceive to be in our individual best interest,” wrote Oregon family doctor Michael Grady in an opinion piece he wrote for the Statesman Journal. “In getting a flu shot, we remind ourselves and teach our children that as members of a community, we can […]

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The World is a Sick Place; Stay Healthy and Get a Flu Vaccine

The World is a Sick Place; Stay Healthy and Get a Flu Vaccine

You’re in a meeting at work, and your three co-workers in your teeny-tiny meeting room are all sniffling, sneezing and hacking. You’re at Raleys, and the grocery cart you choose has some slimy substance on the handle…and you’ve just stuck your hand in it. You’re walking into church, and you walk directly into the path […]

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Our troops need flu shots (and other vaccinations) too!

As we celebrated Veteran’s Day earlier this week, we respectfully remember those who lost their lives on battlefields to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. Not only did many brave soldiers lose their lives in battle, many lost their lives fighting diseases that are eradicated or very rare today thanks to the many advances of […]

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Pregnant Moms: You Need a Flu Shot and Pregnancy Info—Join Text4baby for Both!

During flu season, getting a flu shot is especially important if you’re pregnant. The flu vaccine not only protects you, but also your unborn child for the first six months when the baby can’t receive the vaccination. This year Rite Aid has teamed up with text4baby to give 10,000 free flu shots to expecting mothers. […]

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Improving flu vaccination education and promotion in underserved populations

By Oliva Avila Even though everyone six months and older should get vaccinated to protect from the flu, some populations have a tough time getting a flu vaccine. Often times, culturally-diverse and underserved populations do not have good access to healthcare providers or cannot afford to go see a doctor giving them few opportunities to […]

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Our Staff Members Get Shots Too!

Our Staff Members Get Shots Too!

By Katie Nannini, Assistant Director of Communications and Partnerships at Immunize Nevada I consider myself among the very lucky people in the world who get to spend a good chunk of each workday with a group of smart, dynamic and amazing women.  In our small office of six staff members, creativity, passion for life, helping others […]

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