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Last Updated: 03/05/14 08:34:05 AM

Nevada State Immunization Program

 
Mission Statement

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

NSIP 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.

Nevada WebIZ

The Immunization Program also supports an immunization registry- Nevada WebIZ.  Nevada WebIZ is a web-based software program used statewide to help medical professionals ensure they provide appropriate care by:

  • Tracking immunizations as patients move within the state

  • Consolidating multiple/scattered immunization records

  • 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 the best 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 here to learn more.
Immunization Program Special Projects
  1. OB Project:
    30 providers of obstetrical care across Nevada are offering no-cost influenza and Tdap vaccines to pregnant women as recommended by ACIP.
  2. Tdap for Cocooning:
    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.
  3. Flu for 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.
  4. Flu for 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 Parents

Catch-Up Immunization scheduler. Learn what vaccines your child has missed according to the CDC vaccination schedule.

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.

Schedule for 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

Contact Information
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) 684-5900.
 
 
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2013 – 2017 Immunization Strategic Plan (pdf)
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Use of Tdap Vaccine Instead of Td in ERs, Urgent Care Centers, and for Health Care Workers (pdf)
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Nevada Laws Requiring Immunization of Children in Public Schools and Private Schools UPDATED (pdf)
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Hepatitis B and Tdap Requirements for School Entry (pdf)
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