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Nevada State Immunization Program
The major objectives of the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP)
are to work with state and county health agencies and
the private medical community to promote immunizations
among infants, children and adults; to respond to
vaccine preventable disease outbreaks; to develop and
promote maternal and adult immunization education
programs; to develop and enforce state immunization and
vaccine preventable disease regulations and laws; to
provide immunization education to health care
professionals and consumers; to develop and implement
systems to assess immunization levels; to conduct
immunization audits of county health districts, public
health clinics and private physicians who administer
state-supplied vaccine; and to prevent the transmission
of hepatitis B in Nevada through the Perinatal and
Universal Hepatitis B Prevention Programs.
Vaccines for Children
administers the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program in
Nevada. The goal of this federally funded program is to
improve vaccine availability nationwide by providing
vaccines at no cost to VFC-eligible children through
public and private providers enrolled in the program.
Nevada began its VFC program in October 1994. VFC
vaccines are purchased under contract by NSIP and are
supplied to enrolled VFC providers at no cost.
The Immunization Program also supports an immunization
Nevada WebIZ. Nevada WebIZ is a
web-based software program used statewide to help
medical professionals ensure they provide appropriate
Tracking immunizations as patients move within the
Consolidating multiple/scattered immunization
Identifying underserved populations
Offering recommendations for future vaccinations
Nevada WebIZ is also used by public and private schools,
as well as child care providers to verify immunization
coverage for enrollment. Nevada WebIZ is one of
tools Nevada can use to improve the overall immunization
coverage level of all Nevada residents.
Nevada WebIZ is excited about our
recently launched HL7 data exchange! Click
to learn more.
30 providers of obstetrical care across Nevada are
offering no-cost influenza and Tdap vaccines to
pregnant women as recommended by ACIP.
All hospitals in Nevada with a Labor and Delivery
Unit are participating in the Cocooning Program to
immunize the parents or 2 family members of every
newborn delivered to prevent infecting the infant
with pertussis. This is a first in the United States
and another reason Nevada is becoming a leader in
vaccinations in this country.
Click here to learn more about Cocooning.
Individuals with Disabilities (GCDD):
We hope to offer no-cost influenza vaccine from
Feb-June, 2012, at the Governor’s Council on
Developmental Disabilities PACE events for
individuals with disabilities and family members to
meet the needs of this underserved population.
Consulate of Mexico to Nevada:
We continue to offer no-cost influenza vaccine to
this underserved Hispanic population at clinic
events every month.
*SPECIAL PROJECTS ARE DEPENDENT ON
AVAILABILITY OF VACCINE FUNDING.
Advisory Committee on
Immunization Practices (ACIP) 2013 Immunization
Schedules – NEW!
For Health Care Professionals
Each year the ACIP publishes
immunizations schedules for all persons. The 2013 ACIP
Immunization Schedules are now available, please
disregard all previous years immunization schedules use
the most current ACIP Immunization Schedule.
Persons Birth through 18 years
Child and Adolescent Catch-up Schedule
Adult Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group
Recommended Vaccinations Indicated for Adults Based on
Medical and Other Indications
Adult Contraindications and Precautions
For further information about any of the Nevada State
Immunization Program's activities, please click on an
item in the "Immunization" menu (left) or call: (775)