Additional Back to School Shots Clinics Announced

Check out this list.  Note that shots are NOT FREE at clinics unless specifically listed.  You will need to call the phone numbers listed.  I did post free shot clinics at Doolittle Back to School Fair, Firehouse Open House, and Shots 4 Tots locations. Also if you are confused about what shots your child will need check out the CDC Shot Catch Up Application and the CCSD list of immunizations.

(Just a reminder that an exemption for shots in Nevada is difficult to obtain and you MUST call the health department in advance. )

 

 

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2 responses to “Additional Back to School Shots Clinics Announced

  1. I am a local homeschool advocate (ok, really, an advocate for school choice, educational options, kids, breastfeeding, etc etc).

    A local mom just emailed me today after reading (and relying) on your blog’s information regarding religious exemptions for vacciantions. I’d ask you to withdraw some of the posts you have up and add correct information. While Clark County Health Dept is TRYING to make everyone take a class before allowing an exemption, it is NOT the law. The more people that stand firm on the law, the less schools will try to make others supercede the law.

    In NV a religious belief is something personally held. It does not require a pastr’s signature, a statement of what church is attended, it is solely a personal conviction.

    NV has this same law for public schools, private schools and daycares. As long as they have on file , either exemptions or immunization record, they are in the clear.

    Please encourage people to stand on THE LAW and not more stringent policies.

    Many thanks!!!!

    NRS 392.435 Immunization of pupils: Certificate prerequisite to enrollment; conditional enrollment; effect of military transfer of parent of child; consequences for failure to immunize; report to Health Division; inclusion of certificate in pupil’s record.
    1. Unless excused because of religious belief or medical condition and except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, a child may not be enrolled in a public school within this State unless the child’s parents or guardian submit to the board of trustees of the school district in which the child resides or the governing body of the charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment a certificate stating that the child has been immunized and has received proper boosters for that immunization or is complying with the schedules established by regulation pursuant to NRS 439.550 for the following diseases:
    (a) Diphtheria;
    (b) Tetanus;
    (c) Pertussis if the child is under 6 years of age;
    (d) Poliomyelitis;
    (e) Rubella;
    (f) Rubeola; and
    (g) Such other diseases as the local board of health or the State Board of Health may determine.
    2. The certificate must show that the required vaccines and boosters were given and must bear the signature of a licensed physician or the physician’s designee or a registered nurse or the nurse’s designee, attesting that the certificate accurately reflects the child’s record of immunization.
    3. If the requirements of subsection 1 can be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, procedures for conditional enrollment do not apply.
    4. A child may enter school conditionally if the parent or guardian submits a certificate from a physician or local health officer that the child is receiving the required immunizations. If a certificate from the physician or local health officer showing that the child has been fully immunized is not submitted to the appropriate school officers within 90 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was conditionally admitted, the child must be excluded from school and may not be readmitted until the requirements for immunization have been met. A child who is excluded from school pursuant to this section is a neglected child for the purposes of NRS 432.0999 to 432.130, inclusive, and chapter 432B of NRS.
    5. A child who transfers to a school in this State from a school outside this State because of the military transfer of the parent or legal guardian of the child must be enrolled in school in this State regardless of whether the child has been immunized. Unless a different time frame is prescribed pursuant to NRS 392C.010, the parent or legal guardian shall submit a certificate from a physician or local health officer showing that the child:
    (a) If the requirements of subsection 1 can be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, has been fully immunized within 30 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled; or
    (b) If the requirements of subsection 1 cannot be met with one visit to a physician or clinic, is receiving the required immunizations within 30 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled. A certificate from the physician or local health officer showing that the child has been fully immunized must be submitted to the appropriate school officers within 120 school days, or its equivalent in a school district operating under an alternative schedule authorized pursuant to NRS 388.090, after the child was enrolled.
    Ê If the parent or legal guardian fails to submit the documentation required pursuant to this subsection, the child must be excluded from school and may not be readmitted until the requirements for immunization have been met. A child who is excluded from school pursuant to this section is a neglected child for the purposes of NRS 432.0999 to 432.130, inclusive, and chapter 432B of NRS.
    6. Before December 31 of each year, each school district and the governing body of each charter school shall report to the Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, on a form furnished by the Division, the exact number of pupils who have completed the immunizations required by this section.
    7. The certificate of immunization must be included in the pupil’s academic or cumulative record and transferred as part of that record upon request.
    (Added to NRS by 1971, 1040; A 1973, 267; 1975, 1324; 1979, 314; 1985, 1400; 1987, 1334; 1995, 807; 1997, 1876; 2003, 3218; 2009, 2623)
    NRS 392.437 Immunization of pupils: Exemption if prohibited by religious belief. A public school shall not refuse to enroll a child as a pupil because the child has not been immunized pursuant to NRS 392.435 if the parents or guardian of the child has submitted to the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of a charter school in which the child has been accepted for enrollment a written statement indicating that their religious belief prohibits immunization of such child or ward.
    (Added to NRS by 1971, 1040; A 1997, 1876)

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 392.435/392.437 we / I respectfully submit this written statement that our/my genuine and sincere religious beliefs prohibit us/me from vaccinating / immunizing our/my child from any or all immunizations, ________________________(child’s name), born _____________ (child’s birth date).
    (Optional) Our religious beliefs, however, allows us to accept medical assistance for said child if an emergency arises ie a playground accident.
    Sincerely,
    ______________________________________________________________________
    (Parent Signature) (Print Parent Name) (Parent Address)
    ______________________________________________________________________
    (Parent Signature) (Print Parent Name) (Parent Address)

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