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Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our August 2021 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the August 2021 walk, we welcomed Dr. Lillie Hidaji who gave a brief, family-friendly talk on Vaccine Preventable Diseases and then took parent questions live. 

Resources Shared by Dr. Hidaji 
If you text your zipcode to GETVAX (for English) or VACUNA (for Spanish) you will get a message back with three possible vaccination sites, with phone numbers to call for an appointment.
The Nevada WebIZ Public Access Portal allows parents to print official immunization records that can be used as proof of immunization for school entry, summer camp, employment and much more. Notice an error in your child's WebIZ record? Contact izit@health.nv.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

All Nevadans ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They're safe, effective, free, and available at Southern Nevada Health District and community partner locations throughout Clark County. Taking your shot to stop...

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Homebound Vaccination Services:
People who are homebound can call 855-635-0235 or email homebound@snhd.org to schedule services. This includes those who need the help of another person or medical equipment such as crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair to leave their home, or their medical provider believes that their health or illness could get worse if they leave their home, and they typically do not leave their home.
Home | Vax Nevada Days

Nevada has 3 million reasons to get behind COVID-19 vaccines - that's every single Nevadan. Now, there are 5 million more reasons: Winning your share of $5 million in prizes.

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www.vaxnevadadays.org
Mask Mythbusters



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nevadaaap.org
AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all links are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About Thanks to Vaccines

​​Immunization protects your child against these 14 diseases that were once common in the United States.​​ Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease that is caused by poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and...

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www.healthychildren.org
Why is it so important for my kids to get caught up on...

​Pediatricians have seen a sharp drop in vaccinations since the start of the pandemic, which is a really frightening trend. When children are not vaccinated, they are at risk of getting diseases like measles, polio and hepatitis A and B that can...

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Vaccinating A Sick Child

Yes. If an otherwise healthy child only has a mild illness such as a runny nose, a low-grade fever, an ear infection, a cough, or mild diarrhea, she can safely be vaccinated.

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Should my children take swim lessons if they are too...

​​​​Yes, swimming is a great family activity. It's good exercise and a life-saving skill. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends water safety and swim lessons for all children as a layer of protection against drowning. While a COVID-19...

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www.healthychildren.org
Next Walks on
Sunday, August 15 (Spanish)
Sunday, September 12 (English)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. When it is safe to do so, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. We will send registration details and a flyer soon.