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Free Veterans Day Flu Clinic – Tuesday, November 11

Reno, NV (November 7, 2014) – Immunize Nevada is partnering with Walgreens to offer veterans, and their families, free influenza vaccinations on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The clinic will be at the Veterans Guest House, 880 Locust St, Reno, NV 89502, Tuesday, November 11, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Vaccines are available on a first-come [...]


Free Flu Vaccines Available at Reno Bighorns Opening Game Friday, November 14

Reno, NV (November 13, 2014) – Immunize Nevada is partnering with Walgreens to offer Northern Nevadans free influenza vaccinations at the Reno Bighorns opening game, being held at Reno Events Center, Friday, November 14. The vaccines will be available from 6:00 p.m. to halftime. Vaccines are available on a first-come first-served basis and are available [...]


Immunize Nevada Recognized as Healthiest Place to Work by The Chamber

Reno, NV (November 5, 2014) – Immunize Nevada was named The Chamber’s “Healthiest Place to Work” in the small category, at the 7th Annual Employer Health Forum held on Thursday, October 16. The spirit of the Healthiest Place to Work Award is to celebrate local businesses that have successfully implemented unique health-inspired programs, while sharing [...]


Immunize Nevada Kicks Off “2 Against Flu” Campaign

 This flu season, Immunize Nevada and the Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) are encouraging Nevadans to pair up for the annual trek to get their flu vaccine, launching a “2 Against Flu” campaign. Nevadans are encouraged to post photos of themselves in pairs using the hashtag #2AgainstFlu on the Immunize Nevada Facebook page [...]


Immunize Nevada Executive Director Featured in National Webinar

Reno, NV (September 15, 2014) – Immunize Nevada Executive Director Heidi Parker was one of five speakers featured in a national Immunization Action Coalition webinar on Thursday, September 11. Nearly 100 immunization coalition leaders, members and collaborators tuned in for the online event, “What’s New in 2014-2015 for Influenza Vaccination.” Parker described the Nevada coalition’s [...]


Free Senior Flu Clinic – October 17

Reno, NV (September 29, 2014) – Free flu vaccines will be available at a Senior Flu Clinic held at the Neil Road Community Center, 3925 Neil Road, Friday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Vaccines are available at no cost through the Walgreens voucher program, but seniors with insurance cards are asked to bring [...]


Nevada Community Flu Clinic – Saturday, October 4

Reno, NV (September 30, 2014) – Free flu vaccines will be available at the Walgreens/Immunize Nevada Clinic held at the Outlets at Sparks, 1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks, Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vaccines are available for everyone 7 and older at no cost through the Walgreens voucher program, but those with [...]


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 [...]


It’s Not Too Late for a Flu Vaccine Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Tuesday, March 4

(RENO, Nev.), February 26, 2014— In an effort to help prevent the spread of influenza and remind people that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine, Immunize Nevada and the Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at [...]


Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Tuesday, January 14

With 25 states reporting widespread levels of influenza activity in the US including Nevada, Washoe County residents are seeking options to get an annual flu vaccine. Immunize Nevada, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer a community flu clinic on Tuesday, January 14 from 4 p.m. [...]


Flu Clinics in Southern Nevada as Part of National Influenza Vaccination Week

Immunize Nevada, Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC), Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Walgreens are reminding Nevadans that it’s not too late to get an annual flu vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 8-14. Many health plans and healthcare providers including community pharmacies also offer flu vaccines. Play it safe! There’s [...]


Free Flu Clinic Thursday, Dec. 12 at St. Therese Church of the Little Flower

Free Flu Clinic Thursday, Dec. 12 at  St. Therese Church of the Little Flower

What:  A free flu clinic for those 6-months and older is taking place this Thursday, December 12 from noon to 3 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis while vaccine supplies last at St. Therese Church of the Little Flower in Reno. No insurance or ID card is required. This event is part of [...]


Free Flu Vaccine Clinics in December

What: Immunize Nevada, Anthem and Walgreens are kicking off Vaccinate Nevada Week a statewide effort to remind people it’s not too late to get an annual flu vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 8-14. In celebration of Vaccinate Nevada Week, there are several opportunities to receive an annual flu vaccine at no cost. [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Share Your Pictures and Videos—Not the Flu!

Every fall when the pumpkins and warm sweaters roll out, so does our annual effort to encourage Nevadans to get an annual flu vaccine. Each year, 5 to 20 percent of the population is infected by the influenza virus. For millions of people, catching the flu means getting a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose [...]


Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition Free Flu Clinics

Flu season is here and that means one thing: spreading the message about the importance of getting an annual vaccine and helping people find resources to access vaccines. The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coaltion (SNIHC) has coordinated more than 20 opportunities for those without health insurance to get a no-cost flu vaccine.  Community Clinics are scheduled throughout Southern Nevada at [...]


Free Flu Vaccines in Northern Nevada During October

There are several opportunities to receive an annual flu vaccine at no cost throughout Northern Nevada this month. Supplies at free clinics are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Many health plans and healthcare providers, including community pharmacies offer flu vaccines.  Additional community clinics are taking place throughout Nevada. [...]


The Tale of a Flu Shot Junkie

For the last six years, I’ve rolled up my sleeve or inhaled it. I’m not talking illegal substances, though. I’m talking about flu vaccine. It doesn’t matter if it’s a shot or mist, I get vaccinated every flu season. But, it hasn’t always been that way. Survey says less than 50% of the population gets a flu shot. [...]


January 11, 2013 CDC Influenza Update

Click on the following link for a quick recap of today’s CDC call regarding the current influenza outbreak and the increase in cases across the country from our friends at Every Child By Two on their Shot of Prevention blog.