As part of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) December 6-12, the NIVDP is hosting local events across the U.S. to honor flu heroes and support flu vaccine efforts. Las Vegas has been chosen for one of their events, and we are honored and excited to be collaborating on a media press event, as well as a community clinic.
Assemblyman James Oscarson is best defined by his commitment to his community and service on behalf of Nevada residents.
With his experience as a Registered Nurse and Small Business Owner, James has benefitted the community in many ways.
Aside from his duties as Director of Community Relations at Desert View Hospital, Assemblyman Oscarson also sits on the board for the Southern Nevada Immunization Coalition, the Nye Communities Coalition and is a Committee Chairman for the Career and Technical Committee for Pahrump Valley High School. He was also elected to serve as Chairman on the Legislative Committee on Prison Industries.
As an Assemblyman, James serves as the Chair of the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee and is an acting member of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining Committee as well as the Ways and Means Committee.
Assemblyman Oscarson and his wife, Rebecca have resided in Pahrump, Las Vegas and Logandale, and have three children, and six grandchildren.
Why he’s a Flu Hero: For his efforts to provide access to flu vaccinations for the citizens of rural communities in district 36.
Why Assemblyman James Oscarson is passionate about the flu vaccine: “Influenza is a serious disease that effects many Nevadans of all ages. The reason I’m passionate about the flu vaccine is because it is one way we can truly help our community and improve Nevadans health and quality of life, with real results. Overall, as a State Assemblyman, my main focus is the overall well-being of Nevada families, and the flu vaccine is one of many way we can continue to protect and combat illness at every socioeconomic level, and strengthen Nevada families.”