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Free Flu Vaccines at Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm

Reno, Nev. (January 18, 2016) – Immunize Nevada and the Washoe County Health District are partnering to offer free flu vaccines this Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at 2680 E 9th St., Reno, NV 89512. Vaccinations will be available for everyone ages 6 months to 64 years and older on […]


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 […]


Free Flu Vaccines at Nevada Basketball Game Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 3pm

Free Flu Vaccines at Nevada Basketball Game  Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 3pm

Nevada Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball will play against Wyoming this Saturday, but some of the most important shots made will be by a pharmacist. Immunize Nevada, Walgreens and the Nevada Wolf Pack are hosting a free flu vaccine clinic before the game begins, from 2 p.m. through half-time. Vaccinations are available for attendees ages 7 […]


Flu Deaths Reported in Clark County

The Southern Nevada Health District has reported its first flu-related deaths in Clark County for the 2015-16 season – two males each over the age of 60. The Health District reminds Southern Nevadans that flu season typically peaks in January and February and there is still time to receive a flu vaccine.


Immunize Nevada Recognizes Flu Hero Joyce Goedeke

Immunize Nevada Recognizes Flu Hero Joyce Goedeke

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 […]


Immunize Nevada Recognizes Flu Hero Assemblyman James Oscarson

Immunize Nevada Recognizes Flu Hero Assemblyman James Oscarson

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 […]


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.


All Flu Vaccines Equal in the Eyes of the CDC for 2015-16 Flu Season

Reno, Nev. (November 9, 2015) – As more and more locations throughout town begin offering flu vaccines, local health officials are hoping the public heeds an important piece of advice. “We just want people to understand the importance of getting a flu vaccine. Period. There’s absolutely no need to wait for or seek out a […]


Business Leaders Can Arm Employees in the Fight Against Flu

Reno, Nev. (November 4, 2015) – It may be common knowledge that the flu is 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 what some may not realize is that the flu is also a […]


Immunize Nevada Reminds Nevadans: It’s Time to Get your Flu Vaccine

Immunize Nevada Reminds Nevadans: It’s Time to Get your Flu Vaccine

Reno, Nev. (October 5, 2015) – This weekend was significant for an inauspicious reason, according to the Centers for Disease Control – it marked the date the CDC officially began tracking cases of the flu. October 4 was the official beginning of flu season. “Seasonal flu vaccines are your best protection against getting flu,” said […]


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 […]


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.


Flu Reached ‘Epidemic’ Levels During New Year’s Week

Flu Reached ‘Epidemic’ Levels During New Year’s Week

Nevadans are uged to get a flu vaccination as the flu epidemic spreads across the country.


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.


Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies – Even After They’re Born

Flu Vaccine Protects Pregnant Women and Their Babies -  Even After They’re Born

Reno, NV (December 10, 2014) – Pregnant women are strongly advised to get the flu vaccine as it protects them and their unborn child even after it’s born. And, as flu vaccines are not advised for children under 6 months old, this could be the only protection a newborn infant gets from the potentially life-threatening […]


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 […]